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Retailers board up windows & shut down preparing for Election Day unrest

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Plywood panels cover the storefronts across the United States as cities anticipate violence following election night. It is something everyone is preparing for and anticipating but it is one everyone hopes will not come to fruition.

Retailers and communities across the country are still recovering from the widespread damage caused by riots this summer after the death of George Floyd, a black man, who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer. The Floyd killing sparked months of riots and other police officer shootings over the past several months have led to growing riots and violence around the nation.

Out of an abundance of caution, like many businesses, we are implementing additional security measures at certain locations in the event of civil unrest due to the current election.

Saks Fifth Avenue spokesperson

On Election Day, police officers and security officials are being extra cautious in preparation for the election results. Companies are putting additional security measures in place to prevent any election-related vandalism.

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Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA on Monday Nov. 2. (Photo by Annaliese Levy)

“Out of an abundance of caution, like many businesses, we are implementing additional security measures at certain locations in the event of civil unrest due to the current election,” a Saks Fifth Avenue spokesperson said in a statement.

“This could include boarding or additional security personnel. As always, the safety of our customers, associates and communities, as well as the protection of our physical assets, is of utmost importance,” the high-end retailer added.

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Los Angeles, CA on Monday Nov. 2 (Photo by Annaliese Levy)

The National Retail Federation told Forbes it is providing de-escalation training and extra security consultants.

On Monday morning in Downtown Los Angeles, construction workers are keeping busy boarding the windows of storefronts around the city.

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Construction workers boarding windows in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, Nov. 2. (Photo by Annaliese Levy)

“Notice what those cities have in common. They’re all Democrat cities,” Kayleigh McEnany, Trump campaign senior adviser told “Fox & Friends” Monday, adding it is “all the proof you need that the left should not be given federal power.”

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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