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America on the verge of a nervous breakdown as election campaign ends – Sydney Morning Herald

National Guard troops are on standby in case of violence. Lawyers are readying for court challenges. These aren’t the symptoms of a healthy democracy.

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Washington: A chill is in the air in the US capital and so is anxiety. Businesses in downtown Washington are boarded up with plywood – just as they were in the summer when rioting broke out after George Floyd’s death. The White House resembles a fortress. So-called “non-scalable” fencing has been erected around the presidential residence to keep protesters at bay.
National Guard troops are on standby in case of violence. Lawyers are readying for court challenges. A President tells his supporters…

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