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Election Day Violence

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by SuiDhaaga, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. SuiDhaaga

    SuiDhaaga Gold IL'ite

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    We are bracing for problems after US elections, but is there a chance of violence during Election Day? While we wait in lines?

    We didn't want to mail in ballot because if you don't dot your I and cross your t, your ballot is invalid.

    The early voting place was too far, i.e. Involved public transportation where lot of people don't social distance or wear masks.

    We want our votes to count.

    Really freaked out!
     
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  2. MalStrom

    MalStrom IL Hall of Fame

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    There won’t be any violence at polling places. Don’t buy into all the propaganda. Go early to avoid lines and vote with confidence.
     
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    Laks09 Staff Member Finest Post Winner

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    Go early. Don’t wait for the afternoon. Make sure you wear a mask and social distance because there will be a line on Election Day. Take qTips with you if you are using the electronic voting machine so you don’t have to touch the screen. Take your own pen so you don’t have to use the common ones there.

    Btw, there is a possibility that things can go south once results start coming out so don’t go out unless you have to on election night. Otherwise you should be ok.
     
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    Hopikrishnan Gold IL'ite

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    This is good advice. People should stay home, and have cooked food, batteries, candles, and mobile phones charged well. This is not the first time Americans are to expect difficulties on election day.

    Kamala's mother, Shyamala Gopalan came to USA as a grad student (like many others after her did) in '58. Those were the days, Indians were not allowed immigrant visas, but can get F-1 visas in special cases. Her father was a well placed government civil servant with GoI, and that should'a helped. She was in a California campus during the messy period of the US involvement in vietnam. There was an underground organization at that time called weather underground, with the notion to overthrow the government of USA. A lot of bomb-blasts happened in the 1967-70 period, with the 1968 election in the middle. And the very new indian immigrants, allowed in after the 1965 Immigration reforms, (mostly college professors, engineers, grad students) were all in college campuses in one manner or the other. In those days, all campus buildings had bomb-shelters in the basements -- called nuclear fall out shelters. Our ancestors probably took left over dal-chawal-roti and hunkered down in those basements.
     
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    SuiDhaaga Gold IL'ite

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    I'm getting dressed up to go vote. Seriously. I need confidence and faith my vote shall count!
     
  6. SuiDhaaga

    SuiDhaaga Gold IL'ite

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    I like the Q-tips advice. Carrying several pens.

    We are trying to leave as early as possible right now.
     
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    SuiDhaaga Gold IL'ite

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    That is lot of interesting information. Thank you for this historical reference.
     
  8. SuiDhaaga

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    We went after 5pm. Took about 20 minutes (person in front of us had name mis-spelled in system!).

    Now we are safe at home.
     
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    Good job!
     
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    LOL, thank you :laughing:
     

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