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Hundreds gather at rally for Trump

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Hundreds gather at rally for Trump
Hundreds gather at rally for Trump
Hundreds gather at rally for Trump

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With the presidential and other state and local elections just 40 days away, the limestone county republican party hosted more than 200 people tonight in a rally supporting president donald trump and g-o-p candidates.

The event also included appearances by alabama lieutenant governor will ainsworth and secretary of state john merrill.

Waay 31's casey albritton is live at the athens event center.... that's where the rally just wrapped up in the last hour.

Casey tell us what you saw tonight... a large crowd gathered in this building behind me to support president trump... some followed coronavirus guidelines for large crowds and wore masks, and some didnt... but one thing was unanimous... they all say now it's more important than ever to come together in-person to support a political candidate.

Applause filled the room-- as republican leaders in alabama gave speeches alabama secretary of state john merrill "to make sure america continues to be the greatest country in the history of the world."

Supporting president trump.

Secretary john merrill "promote conservatives who have conservative values, who are committed to doing the right thing."

Masks were a big topic at the event.

Lt.

Governor, will ainesworth "i don't know about y'all, but i am tired of putting that mask on."

Alabama lieutenant governor will ainsworth voiced his opinion on the state health order.

Lt.

Governor, will ainesworth "i think individuals should decide whether or not they wear masks.

I'm against government mandated mask order.

Always have been.

Always will be."

Some people showed up wearing face coverings--and a lot more didn't.

Gina dodge/ attendee "normally i don't wear one, but i do it for other people."

And without much social distancing at the rally, attendees say this election takes priority.

Gina dodge/ attendee "republicans, we have to make sure our voice is heard."

Kenneth vincent/ attendee "i think it's a necessity to come out to something like this, just as much as going to church."

Political leaders also discussed topics like pro-life regulations and police support... something attendees plan to talk about at future rallies.

Kenneth vincent/ attendee "you may learn something as well as give you an opportunity to voice your opinion."

The group will be holding another gathering on november 1st in big spring park.

I did reach out to the limestone county democratic party to learn if it will be hosting any rallies before the november third election, and im waiting to hear back.

Live in athens, casey albritton, waay

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