Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym Speaks at 'Count Every Vote' Protest

City Council member-at-large Helen Gym joined Count Every Vote protestors on the streets of Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 4, to demand votes from the city’s historic turnout to be counted.

Dozens of people gathered at Independence Mall to protest President Donald Trump’s victory claim before millions of ballots had been counted, according to local news reports.

Around half of all ballots were still uncounted by noon on Wednesday when Trump was leading by 11 percent according to reports, and an overwhelming amount of mail-in ballots were cast for Biden.

Trump narrowly won Pennsylvania in 2016.

Trump’s campaign announced plans for legal action on Wednesday to prevent Philadelphia votes to be counted.

“We’re here to ensure the right to vote will be preserved. We are here because every single vote represents a story and an individual…” Gym said at the protest. Credit: Wayne Yeh via Storyful