US Election 2020: Nearly 75% concerned about violence, riots breaking out post-election day

US Election 2020: Nearly 75% concerned about violence, riots breaking out post-election day


A poll published by The Independent on Wednesday showed that nearly 75% of Americans are worried about violence and riots after the 2020 US presidential election.

A public opinion survey independent of JL’s partners showed that 72% of American respondents said they were very or very worried about post-election violence. Interestingly, Trump’s supporters are more worried, because more than 77% of people said they were alert to violence after the polls.

JL Partners was commissioned to vote on American voters on behalf of the Independent and talked with 1,034 interviewees across the United States.

Among those with Biden, only 73% expressed this concern. Another factor that caused this concern was that the interviewees believed it was unclear who would win on November 4.

More than two-thirds of the respondents (68%) said they were “very or very worried” about the election results being unclear.

Among those surveyed, 66% believe that there will be no clear winner after the election because Trump has sounded a loud and consistent message for several months that the security of large-scale mailing of votes is less than Formally requested absentee ballots.

What worries voters even more is that Trump has neither made it clear whether he will accept the results of the election, nor has he promised to peacefully transfer the power of a billionaire who failed.

Another reason for fear of violence after election day is the recent remarks made by the President of the United States about the sometimes violent white supremacist organization “Proud Boy.”

When asked to condemn white supremacists and other such organizations, Trump said:

“I am willing to do that,” he said. However, the US president criticised Black Lives Matter protesters as well. “Almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the right-wing … I want to see peace”.

“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I’ll tell you what, I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about Antifa and the left because this is not a right-wing problem, this is a left-wing problem,” he added.

On the other hand, protests are already being planned if Trump rejects the election results on November 4. A coalition titled Protect the Results says it has planned 250 protests from Florida to Las Vegas if the US president does not accept the result.

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