While one report of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) activity in North Carolina following Donald Trump’s election as president was debunked, the real KKK has announced a rally in the state.
Trump, a Republican, was officially endorsed by the KKK during his campaign against Hillary Clinton, a Democrat.
Trump won North Carolina on his way to winning the presidency, defeating Clinton here by nearly 5 percentage points.
Details on the rally celebrating Trump’s victory are scarce.
It’s being held by The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which is based in Pelham – a small, unincorporated community about 45 minutes north of Burlington, near the Virginia border.
The group was behind a rally in South Carolina last year protesting the removal of the Confederate flag from the state Capitol building.
According to the group’s website, a North Carolina rally will be held Dec. 3.
However, the KKK has not yet publicly announced a location or time for the rally.
The website refers to it as a “Victory Klavalkade Klan Parade” and announces in all-caps that “Trump’s race united my people.”
A report of KKK activity in Alamance County on Wednesday was debunked by the News & Observer and our partners at PolitiFact North Carolina.
Trump won The White House after he secured 290 Electoral College votes against Hillary’s 228.