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World US Presidential: guns in the voting booth

14:05  21 october  2020
14:05  21 october  2020 Source:   challenges.fr

As Early Voting Begins in Georgia, Videos Show Hundreds Standing in Long Lines

  As Early Voting Begins in Georgia, Videos Show Hundreds Standing in Long Lines Election officials have been working to avoid the kind of chaos Georgia faced during the pushed-back primary elections in June.Since before voting sites opened this morning, people have been seen waiting in lines that wrap around buildings. At one site, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, at least 130 voters were in line when polls opened at 8 a.m., according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In-person early voting began today in the swing state of Wisconsin, and voters in Milwaukee lined up outside one polling station before it opened to We are just two weeks away from the presidential election -- and two days away from the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe

US President Donald Trump headed to the battleground state of Pennsylvania later. In the crucial electoral swing state of Florida, both US presidential candidates have increased their efforts to gain the support of the 280,000 Colombian-Americans in the state who are eligible to vote .

Vote par anticipation en Floride le 19 octobre © JOE RAEDLE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP Advance poll in Florida on October 19 CAMPAIGN JOURNAL # 22 - Unbelievable but true: in many American states , voters have the right to vote with their guns. A disturbing oddity, while nerves are on edge.

On November 3, some Americans will not surrender armed only with their civic duty to vote. They will come with their assault rifle or their revolver. Incredible but true! In many states, there are no laws prohibiting weapons in election offices. These are only specifically banned in 11 states, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Elsewhere, existing gun laws tend to make matters worse. In Pennsylvania, for example, voters can point their guns (on condition of course not to pretend to use it) but the police are not allowed to approach unless 30 m from the polling stations. In South Carolina, you are not allowed to take your gun into the voting booth, but are allowed to walk around the polling station with a gun!

These 4 States Have Already Set Early Voting Records With 3 Weeks Till Election

  These 4 States Have Already Set Early Voting Records With 3 Weeks Till Election Voters in Georgia, Texas, Ohio and Illinois turned up in record numbers to cast their ballots this year in their state's early voting period.With less than three weeks before November 3, more than 13.8 million voters have already cast their ballots for this year's upcoming general election, according to data from the U.S. Elections Project. This same time four years ago, the number of ballots already cast was much closer to 1.4 million.

Gun control wasn't mentioned in the most recent Democratic presidential debate. The one candidate who made gun control the central focus of his Governor Inslee, who was a member of the US House of Representatives in 1994, voted for the first assault weapon ban - and lost his seat in that mid-term

US troops pan 'foolish' bombshell. Analysis by Tara McKelvey, BBC News, Washington. People in the military world are stunned by the remarks that Mr Trump The reaction of Mr Solis is shared by many of those who have served in the military and also by those who are currently in the US armed forces.

Why such lax legislation? Voting armed is so incongruous that lawmakers have not felt the need to specify a ban. But in the America of 2020, the incongruous has become the norm. The authorities are particularly worried in five key states, where the result is likely to be tight: Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. In these states, states the report of two gun control organizations, "There are no state laws explicitly banning guns from polling stations. But all have the necessary elements in place. place or the potential to do so. " In other words, states can act if they have the political will.

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They're starting to do it. In Michigan, Secretary of State (in charge of the election) on October 16 issued an directive prohibiting the visible carrying of weapons within 30 meters of polling stations. Problem: the directive is contested by some Republicans and police officials, who believe that it is not applicable. Others object that this kind of ban risks provoking demonstrations of activists "pro-guns" in front of the polling stations, which would be explosive.

Americans voting early in record numbers in presidential election

  Americans voting early in record numbers in presidential election Americans are voting early in record numbers with more than 17 million casting their ballots already ahead of the November 3 election between Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump. Of the states that report requests by political party registration, Democrats have requested 23.46 million ballots and Republicans 13.69 million. A total of 2.09 million early votes have been cast in Florida, 1.68 million in California and 1.62 million in Texas, according to the US Elections Project.Other states with high early vote totals include Michigan (1.19 million), Virginia (1.14 million) and New Jersey (1.04 million).

To outsiders, the US presidential election contest must look rude, vulgar, overcrowded, angry, stupid, and Therefore the electorate will go into the voting booth , see the names, think to themselves I mean, at this point in the 2008 American presidential race, Barack Hussein Obama was about as

Between vote buying, fake letters, and outright fraud, both parties fought to gain the lead in the Electoral The US Supreme Court halted that order, due to the fact that paper ballots degrade each time Big gun battle ensued killing one twit and one Secret Service agent. The remaining twit was

The officials are all the more concerned that Donald Trump continues to stir up tensions, calling on his supporters to "go to the polling stations and observe very carefully" the conduct of the poll. In Minnesota, several associations have asked the courts to end the recruitment of such "observers" by a private security company in Tennessee, which offered $ 910 a day to former special operations soldiers traveling to Minneapolis for on election day and beyond.

All this in a context of generalized anxiety. Elections are almost always the pretext, for Republican arms carriers, to acquire a few more guns and to restock ammunition in anticipation of Democrats who want to "confiscate" their arsenal. This was especially true in 2008 before Obama's election. But the virus and the protests this summer added a healthy dose of paranoid. In California, more than 100,000 residents have bought an weapon due to the pandemic, according to a study from the University of California.

Donald Trump's Call to Militia to 'Watch' Polling Places Raises Fears of Voter Intimidation

  Donald Trump's Call to Militia to 'Watch' Polling Places Raises Fears of Voter Intimidation The president's plea to his "people" may increase the belligerence of armed militia members, but voting-rights advocates are ready to fight back.At 2020's first (and perhaps only) presidential debate, President Trump's plea to his "people" to "go into the polls and watch very carefully" got the attention of voting advocates and militia members alike. And no wonder: private militias have become a very visible symbol of polarized America, and have been deploying themselves with increasing belligerence at anti-racism rallies and other social protests.

The first US presidential debate quickly devolved from friendly greetings to chaos as Democratic challenger Joe Biden struggled to make his points while being interrupted incessantly by President “The issue is the American people should speak. You should go out and vote . You’re in voting now.

The US president was challenged over white supremacist support and refused to condemn a specific far-right group. Opinion polls suggest Mr Biden Mr Biden's running mate, vice- presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, tweeted: " We are in the battle for the soul of our nation, and the choice in this

Of these, 43% were new gun buyers, a proportion that confirms maker Smith & Wesson. For his part, the CEO of Sportsman’s Warehouse, a chain of specialty stores, estimates that 5 million people bought firearms for the first time in the first seven months of the year. And everywhere, sellers indicate that they are out of stock of revolvers or ammunition.

The National Guard is preparing

So the worst is to be feared? Maybe not. First of all, many polling stations are located in places (schools, churches, etc.) which often have the right to restrict the carrying of firearms. Then, the police will be vigilant, knowing that a skid can happen quickly. In addition, the 450,000 members of the National Guard are preparing to intervene if necessary. A federal law prohibits the deployment of armed troops in the immediate vicinity of polling stations, but units of the National Guard, provided they are disarmed, can carry out certain missions on election day, such as providing reinforcements to assessors. Importantly, these troops are equipped to deal with post-election unrest.

Doesn't prevent. In the queues to vote, on November 3, some Americans will find themselves behind a big ball with an AK-47 slung over the shoulder. It might make them weird.

The Number of Early Votes in Florida Has Already Surpassed the Total Number of Ballots Cast for Trump in 2016 .
With a little over a week left until Election Day, more than 4 million Florida voters have already cast their ballots during early voting.The Florida Division of Elections reported Friday that 4,771,956 people have voted either by mail or in-person early voting, more than the 4.61 million total votes cast for Trump in 2016. The votes cast just under two weeks from Election Day is roughly 33 percent of all registered voters in the state.

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