US cities are preparing for civil unrest and violence during and after Election Day, as President Donald Trump reportedly plans to declare a premature victory if he is “ahead” on Tuesday night, despite uncounted ballots.
US media reported Tuesday that federal forces and personnel from the Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons, as well as others from the Marshals Service, are preparing for deployment in the streets of Washington for confronting potential unrest.
Trump has previously declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, citing voter fraud.
In the city of Kenosha — where Trump had one final campaign rally Monday night — police forces were deployed to City Hall and polling places.
Some urban areas, including Minneapolis are also prepared for chaos, according to reports.