A group of white women at an “election theft demonstration” targeting Florida’s controversial vote count were recorded harassing black people in the crowd in two videos filmed multiple hours apart.
The video recorded and posted by Twitter user @ARAEveryDay at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Florida describes the women as “haranguing” them as they held an Andrew Gillum shirt at the rally.
“It’s all about ‘let’s vote black,'” said one of the women who was wearing a badge or sticker emblazoned with the name of gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. She was filmed holding a sign calling Broward SOE Brenda Snipes, the target of a voter fraud lawsuit brought by governor and Senate candidate Rick Scott, “corrupt.”
“Identity politics here,” a woman clad in a Tea Party snake t-shirt responded.
“Why do you support Gillum?” a younger white woman said as she walked up to the two older women. One of the women insistently replied that the person recording the video supported Gillum “because he’s black.”
At one point, an older white man walked into frame and repeatedly yelled “how much is George Soros paying you?” at the person recording.
These women are haranguing the only black person here, standing on a bench holding a Gillum shirt.
“Because he’s black” pic.twitter.com/xgJ1qruoip
— Djinninnit (@getsthegoods) November 9, 2018
A video posted two hours later shows the same women making fun of a group of black counter-protesters and imitating them dancing.
Hours later, still mocking anyone black pic.twitter.com/Jtptk4GzB7
— Djinn (@ARAEveryDay) November 9, 2018
The women appeared to be at the Broward County SOE office for a protest advertised on pro-Trump Facebook groups.
As the Miami New Times reported, fringe right-winger figures like Laura Loomer and Orlando-based InfoWars contributor Jacob Engels promoted the “election theft demonstration” at the Broward SOE office.
FBI has ‘no intelligence’ Antifa was involved in Sunday’s violence at DC protests: report
Attorney General Bill Barr and President Donald Trump have tried to blame Antifa -- or anti-fascists -- for violence in the protests against police injustice. But the public data has backed up their case, and even their on intel disputes the argument.
"he FBI’s Washington Field Office “has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the violence that occurred on May 31, according to an internal FBI situation report obtained exclusively by The Nation. That same day, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would designate Antifa a terrorist organization, even though the government has no existing authority to declare a domestic group a terrorist organization," Ken Klippenstein reported for the magazine.
NYC protesters defy curfew — with a profane message for Mayor Bill de Blasio
Protesters in New York City continued to march after 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- in open defiance of a curfew order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Jan Ransom, who covers courts and jails for The New York Times, posted video of protesters chanting, "f*ck your curfew."
Wonder what protesters think about @NYCMayor’s 8 pm curfew?
Just listen. pic.twitter.com/8H38XNGfQt
— Jan Ransom (@Jan_Ransom) June 2, 2020
DC police demand people standing in line to vote go home — even though they’re exempt from curfew: report
Although Washington, D.C. is under curfew due to the George Floyd protests, the DC Board of Elections and Mayor Muriel Bowser have made clear that anyone waiting to vote in the district's primary elections are exempt from the curfew.
But according to the reports of at least one voter, some police in the district are still telling people waiting in line to vote to disperse and return to their homes.
THIS MOMENT IN WASHINGTON, DC:• A citywide curfew in effect• It's election day• Voters are exempt from the curfew• This line to vote is stretches all 4 sides of the block• Peaceful protests underway only blocks away@NBCLX @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/5uru5Yow1E