There is little doubt that the 2020 election will be going down in history as one of the nation’s most vitriolic and vicious political affairs, perhaps of all time, but certainly of the modern era.
We have seen an enormous outpouring of angst in recent months, as the two disparate political ideologies here in America move ever further into the ends of the spectrum. The divide between us is now not only wide, but also extremely deep. This has brought with it a number of demonstrations, protests, and even some instances of violence in the streets of our nation.
It seems as though everyone has a wanton desire to be publicly political these days, and it is making for some messy situations.
Take the latest from Virginia, for example…
A group of Trump supporters waving campaign flags disrupted the second day of early voting in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday, chanting “four more years” as voters entered a polling location and, at one point, forming a line that voters had to walk around outside the site.
County election officials eventually were forced to open up a larger portion of the Fairfax County Government Center to allow voters to wait inside away from the Trump enthusiasts.
Election officials said that the group stayed about 100 feet from the entrance to the building and, contrary to posts on social media, were not directly blocking access to the building. But they acknowledged that some voters and polling staff members felt intimidated by what some saw as protesters.
“Citizens coming into and leaving the building did have to go by them,” Gary Scott, the general registrar of Fairfax County, said in a statement. “Those voters who were in line outside of the building were moved inside and we continued operations. Some voters, and elections staff, did feel intimidated by the crowd and we did provide escorts past the group. One of the escorts was the county executive.”
There is little doubt that the news will be seized upon by Democrats as they look to drum up fear about the 2020 election itself.
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