Updated: Jan 2
"Stop the Steal" organizer Ali Alexander says "over a million people" are to protest election fraud in Washington, D.C. during the congressional joint session.
The Jan. 6 session will verify the Electoral College votes for the 2020 presidential election.
“We’re going to have over a million people in Washington, D.C., because we have the president even tweeting about the event,” Alexander said.
“What we’re working on right now is lobbying members in the House and members in the Senate.”
Alexander believes at least three senators will stand with President Donald Trump and that more than 30 House members will also object to the Jan. 6 certification of the Electoral College votes, triggering a debate over voter fraud allegations.
The organizer went to say that there is eight times more interest for this event among the public compared to the two previous “Stop the Steal” events and a Dec. 12 prayer rally held in Washington, where participants numbered in the hundreds of thousands.
“With the president tweeting it, it has been a call to action," Alexander added. "And we’ve been organizing caravans, we have over 100 charter buses coming into Washington, D.C. And I know of over 30,000 cars coming from Washington State, California, Florida, Maine, all of the edges and the corners of America will descend on the people’s capital. So my own personal estimate is at least a million, [1.5 million] people. But I think we might have even more."
Alexander emphasized the importance of abiding by the constitutional process and says his group will push Congress to stand for voter integrity.
“It’s a time of the people, the people want their Congress to do the right thing,” he said. “We don’t care about bureaucratic deadlines or silly judges, what we care about is that the right thing is done, and we all know that there’s voter fraud in this country, all of us.”
Alexander has received more death threats in past weeks than in his 12 years as a public figure.
“We’ve had to spend a lot of money protecting me. And that’s unfortunate because we don’t have any big donors at Stopthesteal.us,” Alexander said. “And there’s been pressure from my own party: ‘If you do this, you’ll never work again Ali’ or ‘If you do this, we’ll blacklist you.’ If we cannot vote, nothing else matters.”
Ali continues his fight motivated by God:
“God. This country was started by Puritans wanting to practice. Then it was founded by men who said ‘we like the king, but he has turned into a tyrant and the king must still answer to God.’ The Declaration of Independence is not a document against monarchy, it’s a document against the abuse of monarchy and the recognition that that divine spark exists inside of every human, child, and adult. And so in a lot of ways, what we’re doing is we’re saying ‘Stop the Steal’ is a metaphysical journey, both civic and spiritual, because there’s nothing to go above government when it becomes tyrannical unless you invoke God. You cannot challenge government unless there’s something higher than it.”
“What motivates me is getting up and every day knowing that if I say the right thing, thousands and thousands of more Americans will wake up. God’s giving me the words, God’s giving me the energy, I was already depleted. I had exhausted all of my energy for the election. And that’s why I said I can’t do ‘Stop the Steal’ again. Somehow, I’ve been going for 20 hours a day, or 18 or 20 hours a day for eight weeks. I did not take off Thanksgiving. I took half-day on Christmas. That’s it. And I will keep fighting so that people wake up, because the people are stronger than the government. The people are stronger than the tyrants. And I know that. And if I have to act as a sacrifice: my energy, my emotions, my life, my money, whatever, I will give that so that my brothers and my sisters—children of God—can wake up and fight tyrants, because I think we can do it peacefully. Heaven forbid it has to go further, but these are our rights endowed at our creating moment.”