Americans Preparing For Strong Possibility of Violence on Election Day
There are a lot of concerns about violence that may occur during Election Day. Some schools have announced that they will not hold classes when the polls are open due to fears of potential violence. A recent survey has show that “A 51% majority of likely voters express at least some concern about the possibility of violence on Election Day; one in five are ‘very concerned.’”
It is possible that supporters of the winning party make a public display showing off their victory, and this will make them easy targets. Maybe stocking up on essential products isn’t such a bad idea, as well as staying at home while everything ends.
Americans are completely divided on two fronts and many think that a clash between them is inevitable. We are already witnesses of a lot of every day violence going on, one can only imagine what may happen on Election Day.
Here are two footages of incidents happening between some supporters:
There is an enormous hatred between both sides and this impatience will not be tamed for a long time. Moreover, any aggression will likely be exacerbated by the news media, which will make matters worse.
Besides wondering who will win, there is another question; what will happen after one of the candidates is elected? Will people accept the results of the election?
According to the survey, three out of four believe that the United States will have the peaceful transfer of power that has marked American democracy for more than 200 years, but just 40% say they are “very confident” about that.
More than four in 10 of Trump supporters say they won’t recognize the legitimacy of Clinton as president, if she prevails, because they say she wouldn’t have won fair and square.
More than two-thirds of Trump voters say they worry the election returns could be manipulated. In contrast, eight in 10 of Clinton voters say the returns can be trusted to be fair and accurate.
It is expected from some communities to experience civil unrest, especially where divisions are strong. That’s why it is best to stock up for a week-worth of food and water. Also, there could be bigger incidents, so it’d be also smart to pack a bug-out bag.
Rick Darling, 69, an engineer from Harrison Township, in Michigan’s Detroit suburbs stated the following:
“Since the polls are starting to shift quite a bit towards Hillary Clinton, I’ve been buying a lot more ammunition.”
A Trump supporter expressed his fears that progressives will want to “declare martial law and take our guns away” after the election.
What are your thoughts on this matter? Is there a reason to panic and fear the worst?