November is drawing near, and citizens around the country are proclaiming their support for one of the two candidates. Joe Biden posted a record-breaking fundraising haul in August, for example.
But President Donald Trump has his fair share of fans, too — especially in the vicinity of Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia.
That was the site of a recent pro-Trump boat parade, which was expected to draw hundreds of boats.
However, the event organizers weren’t prepared for just how many boats … before it began, their Facebook page said they anticipated about 700 boats.
As it turns out, that was a very low estimate.
Reporter Maura Sirianni noted that just after 10 a.m., the lake was already starting to fill with ardent Trump supporters on Sunday morning.
And there were already far more than 700 boats:
HAPPENING NOW— Lake Lanier is filled with hundreds of @realDonaldTrump supporters taking part in the Great American Boat Parade@GaDNRLE has additional resources on the water keeping people safe🚤 @11AliveNews pic.twitter.com/q9I8oe4d2E
— Maura Sirianni 11Alive (@MauraSirianni) September 6, 2020
Instead of 700, the grand total apparently hit around 4,000 boats, all of which were flying a variety of Donald Trump and U.S.A. flags.
This followed hot on the heels of another boat parade for the President, which took place in North Wildwood, New Jersey. That featured law enforcement officers and veterans, and thousands attended.
As for the one on Lake Lanier, it even got the attention of the Commander-in-Chief himself:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2020
Wish I could join you, but totally focused on November 3rd. Thank you! #MAGA
The race for President could be very close in November, and it’s bound to be somewhat controversial. Mail-in voting is just one of the many hotly debated topics right now.
But in the meantime, voters will undoubtedly turn out to show their support for either Trump or Biden.
Perhaps this will result in greater voting enthusiasm on both sides…
- A pro-Trump boat parade on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia shattered initial expectations.
- Organizers anticipated about 700 boats, but approximately 4,000 participated.
- There had been another boat parade in New Jersey the preceding day, which included law enforcement officers and veterans.