Trump Motor Rally stalls in Wapak


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Brian Lange speaks with Larry Betts prior to the Trump Motor Rally Sunday in Wapakoneta.

Brian Lange speaks with Larry Betts prior to the Trump Motor Rally Sunday in Wapakoneta.


Sam Shriver | The Lima News

WAPAKONETA — Some die-hard supporters of the president aren’t ready to accept the results of the election which show Democrat Joe Biden besting the Republican incumbent.

Donald Trump and his team of attorneys are trying to claim massive fraud in the election, but their efforts are not gaining much traction in the courts.

Brian Lange, of Lima, organized what he called a Trump Motor Rally Sunday in Wapakoneta.

The plan was for a large caravan of vehicles to leave the Wapakoneta Walmart at 1 p.m. and travel up Interstate 75 to the rest area south of Findlay to join other supporters before heading back.

The caravan did leave on time, but there were only four vehicles leaving Wapakoneta.

“I think (there are) fair-weathered patriots out there right now that aren’t showing up because of the weather,” Lange said.

The weather may have been a factor as there was light rain.

Because of that, they couldn’t unfurl their Trump 2020 flags and the slogans they had placed on their vehicles had faded — but that didn’t hinder their enthusiasm for what they believed in.

“We have to support our president no matter what,” Lange said. “We as regular Americans know that there’s irregularities in the vote. We just want to get to the bottom of that, to find out the truth. As Americans, we deserve that. There’s evidence out there even though the media does not want to tell us that. Nobody wants to investigate it. I know that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided against the lawsuit but there’s more stuff to go.”

Larry Betts, of Kenton, was there to support the president.

“I want a free and fair election. I don’t want it stolen from now on. I want my vote to count. So we’re out here to make awareness and let our president know we stand behind him. He’s had our back for four years and it’s time for us to have his back,” Betts said.

Lange hopes to do this every Sunday at 1 p.m. for the foreseeable future in hopes their numbers grow.

Several similar car parades in support of Trump were held in the region prior to the election. Hundreds participated in those previous events.

Brian Lange speaks with Larry Betts prior to the Trump Motor Rally Sunday in Wapakoneta.
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