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Could Election Day Violence Happen Again?

During the 1920 presidential election, a white mob attacked and killed
Black voters in Ocoee, Florida. What’s more, they burned down their
homes, schools, churches, and businesses. The killing continued past
the election, forcing survivors to flee. Could something like this happen
again in 2020?
Midway through his term as president, Trump said he was a
“nationalist,” hoping to sound patriotic while winking at his white
supremacist-minded Proud Boys, neo-Nazis, and unaffiliated bigots and
racists. He’s one of them. To quote Maya Angelou, “When someone
shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
Trump made that clear in his racist comments following the
confrontation between violent right-wing extremists and peaceful
protesters in Charlottesville, which resulted in the death of a white
female protester.
He showed it in Kenosha when he refused to meet with parents of an
unarmed Black man who was shot seven times in the back by a police
officer in front of his two children.
Again in Kenosha, Trump said a white armed agitator was acting in self
defense when he shot and killed two unarmed protesters and wounded
another.
It’s obvious that most Americans probably don’t follow this stuff every
day, but Trump showed his true colors in yesterday’s debate, when he
refused to denounce racism and the white supremacist group, Proud
Boys. Instead, he told them to “stand by,” an obvious signal to be ready
to disrupt the election on November 3.
These white supremacists are anti-Semitic, anti-women goons bent on
disrupting peaceful protests, provoking violence, and threatening public
safety. Is Trump running for re-election, or just intending to stay in power
by whatever means necessary? Is violence Trump’s way to "Make
America Great Again?"
About Dr Juan Andrade, Jr.

The 4th Latino in history to be honored by both a President of the United States and the
Government of Mexico. Has earned five degrees, received five honorary doctorates, and three
distinguished alumnus awards. His 100+ recognitions include Chicagoan of the Year, Lifetime
Achievement (four times), One of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America (five times),
featured as Un Orgullo Hispano by Univision, and honored by most Hispanic magazines and
national organizations.

The only Hispanic in history to be a commentator on English-language radio (WGN) and


television (ABC), and newspaper columnist (Chicago Sun-Times). He helped promote
democracy in 10 Central and South American countries during the administration
of President George H.W. Bush.

Co-founded the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute in 1982.

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