James Merrill looks toward the head of the line while waiting to cast his ballot at the Portland Expo on Tuesday morning. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Mainers prepared to rally across the state on Wednesday, demanding that every vote be counted in the country before a winner is declared, as results from the presidential election remain uncertain.

A rally was planned for Rockland on Wednesday afternoon, as other events were being organized across the state. The demonstrations could spill into the later part of the week and weekend, as multiple states continue to count an unprecedented number of absentee ballots ― a process that could take days and may ultimately be settled by the courts.

Early Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory over former Vice President Joe Biden. The president said he would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the counting of ballots, if necessary.

“This is the call you’ve been waiting for,” Midcoast Maine Indivisible organizer James Cook said. “The disruption of our democracy is happening.”

Midcoast Maine Indivisible was set to host a rally in Rockland at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Chapman Park. The group planned to march to the Knox County Courthouse. However, organizers said the event will be “peaceful and community minded.”

A similar demonstration was originally scheduled to take place in Bangor on Wednesday afternoon, but the event has been postponed, according to organizers.

“Today’s event has been postponed, since so far our amazing election officials nationwide have shown they will not rest until every ballot is counted. Yet, we pledge to stay vigilant and take action to resist any attempt to undermine the electoral process that may arise in the days and weeks to come,” said Diego Grossmann, a co-organizer of the Bangor event.