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In the face of increasing signs that President Donald Trump will try to prematurely declare victory on Election Night next Tuesday—even before millions of valid mail-in and absentee ballots are counted—momentum is building for a massive grassroots counter-offensive across the country to make sure that every vote is counted and any effort by the GOP to steal the election is thwarted.

Less than two weeks after progressive advocacy groups Stand Up America and Indivisible announced that they, along with a coalition of 135 national and state organizations, are organizing "Protect the Results" demonstrations for Nov. 4, the number of planned events had more than doubled by Tuesday.

With Trump declaring Monday night that the country "must have final total on November 3rd," progressives warn that the president could not be more blatant in his intentions to try to make it so that millions and millions of legitimate mail-in and absentee ballots won't be counted.

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