Rihanna Urges Election Officials to Count Every Vote

Chelsey Sanchez
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Photo credit: Jason Merritt - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jason Merritt - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

Rihanna has nothing but patience.

While President Donald Trump and his minions continue to call for an immediate halt of ballot tallying, the Fenty Beauty founder is transforming her social media feeds into demands for officials to count every election vote.

"Count👏🏿 Every 👏🏿 Vote 👏🏿 We'll 👏🏿 Wait," she wrote on Twitter.

On Instagram, she reiterated her demand by posting six separate tiles that spell out the phrase, count every vote we'll wait, when viewed from her profile.

Currently, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has garnered 264 electoral votes (if you count Arizona, where several votes are still being tallied), while Trump touts 214, according to The Associated Press. Currently, undecided states still going through ballots include Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia. Alaska, according to Forbes, "won't even start counting many of their ballots until next week."

Of course, Rihanna isn't the only person urging officials to continue counting every ballot. Overnight, protests swept through cities like New York, Portland, and Minneapolis as demonstrators challenged the president's suggestion of voter fraud.

This year's election has seen record-high numbers of mail-in and early voting, due to public health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. While Conservatives were more likely to vote in person on Election Day, many of those who voted for Biden had already cast their votes. Despite millions of votes still yet to be counted, Trump has declared himself the winner of multiple battleground states.

"This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election," Trump said from the White House early Wednesday, as reported by The Hill.

His speech received backlash from both sides of the aisle. Michigan representative Justin Amash, an Independent who left the Republican party last year, wrote on Twitter, "That was one of the most dishonest and despotic speeches ever given by a president of the United States."

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