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Will the most divisive campaign in modern American history culminate in massive riots in our major cities? Right now, supporters of Barack Obama and supporters of Mitt Romney are both pinning all of their hopes on a victory on November 6th. The race for the presidency is extremely tight, and obviously the side that loses is going to be extremely disappointed when the election results are finalized. But could this actually lead to violence? Could we actually see rioting in communities all over America? Well, the conditions are certainly ripe for it. A whole host of surveys over the past few years have shown that Americans are very angry and very frustrated right now. In fact, a Pew Research Center poll from late last year found that 86 percent of all Americans are either angry or frustrated with the federal government. We have seen this frustration manifest in protest movements such as the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, but right now things are fairly calm as liberals and conservatives both look forward to November 6th. Many Republicans started the countdown to the next election literally the day after John McCain lost back in 2008. All of their hopes of getting Obama out of the White House are riding on a Romney victory. For many Democrats, Barack Obama is a "once in a generation" icon. Just the thought of Mitt Romney replacing Obama in the White House is enough to push many of them to the brink of insanity. In recent years we have seen horrible rioting erupt in cities after major sports championship games. How much worse could the rioting potentially be if this bitterly contested election is decided by a very narrow margin - especially if there are allegations that the election is "stolen"?
As such, I want to ask you people from the US, is there any real risk and possibility of widespread rioting erupting all over your country after the result of the elections this coming 6 November 2012?
Until we as a nation stand up and say no more, there will always exist the potential for violent reactions.
Originally posted by PaTommyJ
Only species on the planet that kills for sport, whether it's killing ourselves or animals.
If Romney wins, yeah of course there will be a lot of pissed off African american's all over the country.
Will they Riot? I'm not really sure since that just tends to support a stereotype about them that they don't really wish to support.
Originally posted by Dnepropetrovsk
reply to post by Nick_X
So you can push the stereotype that they all vote by race and are ignorant of the political issues but you draw the line at riots?
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Will The Election Results Cause Massive Riots To Erupt All Over America?,
The new season of American Idol starts in January.
Nobody wants to miss that.