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Fears of violence mount ahead of high-stakes US midterm elections

Police and FBI agents outside US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's home after her husband was attacked by an intruder on Oct 28. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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WASHINGTON - The United States is at heightened risk of political violence as highly charged midterm elections loom on Nov 8.

A government bulletin has warned that “perceptions of election-related fraud and dissatisfaction with electoral outcomes likely will result in heightened threats of violence against a broad range of targets – such as ideological opponents and election workers”.

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