Anne Arundel Republicans call on election observer volunteers to visit battleground states in support of President Trump

 James Appel, the chair of the Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee, drives his boat in the parade. Trump supporters from across the Maryland gathered in Crisfield on Saturday for a boat rally in support of the president's reelection.

The Anne Arundel County Republican Party is calling on local supporters of President Donald Trump to travel to battleground states to act as vote counting observers on a volunteer basis as the president mounts legal challenges while falling behind former Vice President Joe Biden.

The call for observers came as the president delivered a speech from the White House briefing room Thursday evening, baselessly claiming voter fraud and casting widespread doubt on the democratic process. The president has not provided proof of widespread election fraud. Attorneys representing his campaign have filed lawsuits challenging vote-counting practices and access for observers. Judges have dismissed several of these lawsuits while another in Pennslyvania brokered an agreement that allowed observers to watch from six-feet away after claims of being too far away from the voting process.


The president has earned 214 electoral college votes and is currently losing to Democratic candidate Joe Biden in four key battleground states, although thousands of votes have yet to be counted, according to the Associated Press. Biden, who has 264 electoral college votes, is ahead in Pennsylvania by more than 13,000 votes, according to the Associated Press. The president mathematically cannot win the election without Pennsylvania based on the current spread of electoral votes. The Associated Press does not decide the president, they merely project the winner based on results and pending canvassing.

The party posted a call-out on Facebook Thursday evening, telling supporters they would likely be reimbursed by the Trump campaign for any expenses, said party chairman James Appel. Interested residents were instructed to email The post was shared 58 times and had more than 40 comments by Friday afternoon.


CALLING ALL TRUMP SUPPORTERS! Trump supporters, the President needs our help! The campaign is sending volunteers to the...

Posted by Anne Arundel County Republican Party on Thursday, November 5, 2020

Appel said he did not listen to Trump’s speech Thursday evening and said he was unaware of the claims made in the speech. Appel said the ballots should be carefully scrutinized.

No news network has not projected a winner in the presidential election.