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Report: The U.S. Presidential Election: Managing the Risks of Violence (VIDEO)

Washington/Brussels October 28. 2020 – What’s new? As the U.S. presidential election approaches, the ingredients for unrest are present. The electorate is polarised, both sides frame the stakes as existential, violent actors could disrupt the process and protracted contestation is possible. President Donald Trump’s often incendiary rhetoric suggests he will more likely stoke than calm tensions. […]

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International Crisis Group: Too Much to Lose: Steering the U.S. Away from Election-Related Violence

October 22, 2020 – As U.S. elections approach, extremist activity, the potential for contestation and President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to transferring power peacefully raise concerns about possible violence. State and local officials should ensure that voting proceeds fairly, while foreign leaders should urge respect for democratic norms. Presidential elections in the United States are […]