PUBLISHED: 00:11, Wed, Jan 6, 2021 | UPDATED: 00:11, Wed, Jan 6, 2021
The president has repeatedly alleged, without providing solid evidence, that November’s election was “stolen” by his opponents. In response the Trump campaign launched a number of legal challenges, though failed to reverse the result in a single state.
Tuesday’s ‘Save America’ protest is taking place ahead of a mass rally of Trump supporters on Wednesday, coinciding with a Congressional vote to certify Joe Biden’s election win via the Electoral College.
Mr Trump has vowed to attend Wednesday’s ‘Save America March’ in person.
On Sunday he retweeted a promotional video posted by one of the organisers adding: “I will be there. Historic day!”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Two previous rallies by Trump supporters against the election result last year ended in violent clashes with counter-protestors.
Trump supporters protesting in Washington DC (Image: GETTY)
Trump supporters claim the 2020 presidential election was rigged (Image: GETTY)
At the request of Mayor Muriel Bowser the DC National Guard will be deployed to help manage the protests.
Ms Bowser claimed demonstrations in November and December had “resulted in a large influx of participants, violence and criminal activity”.
Businesses across the city have been boarding up ahead of the rally.
A group of 13 Republican lawmakers, including Senator Ted Cruz, have indicated they will object to certifying Mr Biden’s victory arguing more time is needed to investigate accusations of fraud.
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Store fronts have been boarded up in Washington DC ahead of Wednesday's rally (Image: GETTY)
However other Republicans have said they will support the certification which is