People line up to cast their ballots for the upcoming US presidential election as early voting begins in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo: Reuters People line up to cast their ballots for the upcoming US presidential election as early voting begins in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo: Reuters
People line up to cast their ballots for the upcoming US presidential election as early voting begins in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo: Reuters

Guns, community watch groups: these Americans are ‘standing by’ for possible US election violence

  • Some worry protests over a disputed election could escalate into civil unrest and communities are trying to de-escalate tensions
  • A recent poll found around a third of Americans justified violence to advance political goals, double the number in December 2019

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
People line up to cast their ballots for the upcoming US presidential election as early voting begins in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo: Reuters People line up to cast their ballots for the upcoming US presidential election as early voting begins in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo: Reuters
People line up to cast their ballots for the upcoming US presidential election as early voting begins in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo: Reuters
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