vnews.com 11 Oct, 2020 05:00 am

Column: Will America see soldiers in the streets on Election Day?

Column: Will America see soldiers in the streets on Election Day?
Many in and out of government are concerned that President Donald Trump might call out U.S. military forces on Nov. 3 to intimidate voters, to stop voting or the tabulation of votes that he regards as fraudulent, or to quell violence sparked by the...

military forces on Nov.military forces in American cities if the election doesn’t go his way — either on the pretext of enforcing election laws or to quell violent protests that he himself encourages.military forces were last involved in an election in 1876, in the hotly contested presidential race between Rutherford B.And he threatened to deploy federal military forces to shut down nationwide protests after the murder of George Floyd.

When it comes to squelching protests in Democrat-run cities, Trump is eager to send in federal troops and agents — even when local leaders are begging him to butt out.Federal troops were sent to polling places across the Reconstruction-era South, some say to protect newly freed slaves seeking to cast their first ballots, others say to intimidate voters.

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