A local group of supporters of President Donald Trump carried on their recent tradition of weekly rallies and parades with a caravan of about 55 vehicles Sunday.
The parade, put together by a group calling themselves the Trump Brigade, departed from Sunny Dunes and Crossley Roads in Palm Springs around 11:15 a.m. They went through downtown Palm Springs and as far as El Paseo in Palm Desert.
The caravan of vehicles received thumbs up and honks in support throughout the route. But there were also expletives, middle fingers and thumbs down directed toward them.
By 1:30 p.m., the caravan had arrived at Rancho Mirage Community Park where a weekly rally took place with about 50 people in attendance. At least twice as many people were present during the previous week’s rally.
Participants have routinely stressed that Joe Biden did not win the presidential election.
Most major media outlets, including the Associated Press, projected Biden as the winner with 306 electoral votes –– surpassing the 270 needed to win. Trump got 232 votes.
Trump has made several unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud, such as saying military ballots went missing in Georgia and claiming computer system glitches in Michigan. He has filed at least 33 lawsuits in key states.
Election officials across the country have denounced Trump’s claims, saying there is no evidence of voter fraud in any state.
USA Today contributed to this story
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