Jodi Lavoie-Carnes, 48, a dental hygienist who lives in Dover, New Hampshire, supported President Trump’s re-election. On Saturday, she was shocked and disturbed by the boisterous celebrations by Biden supporters, who had gathered in her town holding up secular anti-Trump placards.
The tone was so negative that she wondered what awaits the country.
“I’m like, are you serious?” she says. “The language doesn’t need to be there. My kids have to drive that way.
She said it was President-elect Biden’s responsibility to keep the tone of the civil celebrations.
“Now you are a chosen one, so calm them down,” she said.
Trump supporters across the country greeted the news that Joseph R. Biden Jr. won the election with a combination of disappointment and disbelief.
Larry Thompson, who voted for President Trump in Prosper, Texas, initially believed Mr. Trump would win re-election in a landslide. Even after the media called for the race for Mr Biden, Mr Thompson, 75, still believed the president would win.
“I don’t believe what the PA called here for Biden, especially because of all the differences that exist,” Mr. Thompson said. “I don’t agree with this assessment.”
Mr. Thompson pointed out that the “computer glitches and all these new ballots” were potential sources of fraudulent votes. “I want my guy to win,” he says. “But if he loses fair and blunt, I’m up for it. But that doesn’t seem to be the case on the other side.”
In Washington, a few dozen Trump supporters gathered on Capitol Hill shortly after 1 p.m. to peacefully protest the election results. One person waved a sign saying “four more years”, while another waved a sign saying “Stop Theft”.