(UnitedVoice.com) – The 2020 presidential election is turning into one of the most contentious in American history. Coupled with the unrest over the last several months, it’s not surprising cities and states are preparing for election night violence.
According to a CNN report, federal law enforcement has had conversations with local police officers about keeping the peace on election night. Officials are worried about delays from mail-in voting that could prevent the election from being called right away. They’re also reportedly concerned violent extremists will drum up trouble.
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley (D), the Chairman of the Mayors and Police Chiefs Task Force of the US Conference of Mayors, said the threat keeps him up at night. President Trump, however, promised in early September to quash riots on election night during an interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro.
Trump isn’t going to tolerate violence in American cities on election night; he’s made it clear he is the law and order president. Police officers are already preparing. Hopefully, extremists think twice before they try to disrupt the progress of US democracy.
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