Inside the Beltway: The prospect of violence on Election Day

Inside the Beltway: The prospect of violence on Election Day

Many Americans are quietly worrying that Election Day — regardless of the outcome — will spark violence and social unrest. That unsettling sentiment is widespread, and drawing input from both sides of the aisle.

“I don’t believe President Trump is a fascist or a dictator in the making, and I don’t believe America is a failed state — I find myself truly worried about only one scenario: that Trump will win reelection and Democrats and others on the left will be unwilling, even unable, to accept the result,” writes Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, in a new essay for The Atlantic.

“I worry about protracted legal battles, spasms of political violence, foreign meddling, constitutional crises, and would-be authoritarians who salivate at the chance to suppress their purported enemies. I hope that the United States will maintain its two-century record of peaceful transitions of presidential power, but I can’t guarantee it,” writes Matt Ford, a staff

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