Waving American flags and chanting "stop the steal," Trump supporters gathered in front of the governor's mansion on Saturday to once more protest the results of the presidential election.
Estimates from local media put the rally's attendance at several hundred people, with more honking from a vehicle procession decked out in Trump campaign flags.
The event, which happened alongside a similar demonstration at the U.S. Capitol, is in response to the unproven claims of voter fraud in the election.
Just last week, hundreds poured into Austin's downtown to celebrate after the Associated Press declared Democratic candidate Joe Biden the winner. But Trump supporters also showed up, contesting Biden's win.
The Trump campaign filed lawsuits in several key states won by Biden, but they have been repeatedly ruled against or dismissed entirely in the past week. Judges in Pennsylvania on Friday threw out several lawsuits that would have tossed out nearly 9,000 mail-in ballots.
Biden received 72% of the vote in blue Travis County. He also won most of the vote in nearby Williamson and Hays counties. Trump won Texas as a whole, however, with 5.6% more of the vote than Biden as of Monday, with 99% of votes counted.
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