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People identifying themselves as members of the Proud Boys join supporters of President Donald Trump as they march on Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump’s election tantrum could still fuel widespread violence

Donald Trump continues to stoke his base with false allegations of a 'rigged' election, meaning widespread violence is still possible post-election as the U.S. devolves into a fragile state.
A man carrying a club is seen as the Proud Boys, a right-wing pro-Trump group, gather with their allies in a rally against left-wing Antifa in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 26, 2020. John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Election violence in November? Here’s what the research says

Are the conditions ripe in the US for violence before, during or after the presidential election?
A Zambian opposition protester is arrested during a past election: Instances of serious violence have increased dramatically this time around. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zambia’s 2016 elections: democracy hovering on the precipice

As Zambia prepares to go to the polls again the entire party system is in flux, electoral violence has been worryingly frequent and the country's democratic credentials are increasingly in doubt

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