Alex Jones is the conspiracy theorist who appeared at a rally in support of Donald Trump at the Maricopa County Elections Department on November 5. Jones, 46, the Texas-based founder of InfoWars, has been an outspoken supporter of Trump ever since the president announced his candidacy for president in 2015.
Speaking to NBC Phoenix, multiple protesters that they are seeking for election officials to be held “accountable” for their actions. At the time of writing, both Fox News and the Associated Press have called Arizona for former Vice President Joe Biden. On November 5, Biden’s lead in the state decreased. Neither Fox News and or the AP have rescinded their calls.
A Website Named Stop the Steal Is Spreading Information About Pro-Donald Trump Protests Across the Country
November 5 marked the second day of protests outside of the counting facility. Around 10 p.m. Eastern Time, Twitter users noted that Alex Jones was present at the rally. At the rally, Jones yelled through a bull horn, “Biden for prison!” Conservative activist Rob Cernovich described Jones’ presence at the rally as being “like The Beatles or something.”
Cernovich later tweeted that Jones chanted, “1776!,” along with the crowd. The counting center is located in downtown Phoenix. A website named Stop the Steal with information regarding pro-Donald Trump protests at election counting sites across the country has been set up.
Jones Told the Crowd that Donald Trump Would Defeat Globalists Such as George Soros & Bill Gates
AZCental.com reports that Jones’ and his supporters interacted with a group of anti-Donald Trump protesters. The website’s report says one of the anti-Donald Trump protesters had a sign that depicted the president as a pig.
The Arizona Mirror quoted Jones as telling the crowd that “globalists” such as “George Soros” and “Bill Clinton” would be defeated with a Donald Trump victory in the 2020 election. Jones added, “They have awoken the sleeping giant.” The Mirror report quoted a man in the crowd as saying to Jones, “Thank you for waking me up Alex!”
Jones Called on His Followers to ‘Stake Out’ Counting Centers
On the November 4 episode of his show, Alex Jones was quoted by Media Matters for America as telling his viewers to “stake out” places where votes are being counted. Jones said in part, “I’m not going to tell what I’m going to do. We need people to stake out these key polling places and key areas and follow folks around. This is coming down to just us doing it.”
Jones was quoted by Media Matters as suggesting that former Vice President Joe Biden should be arrested.
In October 2020, Spotify Came Under Criticism for Allowing Jones to Be Featured on Their Platform
Jones was last in the news prior to his appearance at the Arizona rally due to his appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast. The controversial appearance led to a backlash against Rogan’s platform, Spotify, reported The Guardian at the time. The Guardian report mentioned that Jones has previously banned by platforms such as Apple and Twitter. The New York Times reported in November 2020 that InfoWars’ removal from YouTube led to Fox News becoming promoted more in the site’s algorithm.
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