The following video shows sheriff’s deputies in tactical gear guarding the building housing the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC), which was tabulating the remaining uncounted ballots in the close presidential contest. Outside, more than 100 pro-Trump demonstrators were seen waving flags, signs and shouting slogans.
Media reports emerged that the office would shut its doors to the public and media due to safety concerns stemming from the demonstrators. However, a spokesperson for the elections department has said that counting will continue and that they will release new results shortly.
Several media outlets have called Arizona for Biden, but US President Donald Trump’s campaign insists that the state is still in play.
Similar protests have emerged following accusations of foul play as mail-in votes are counted in several battleground states.