Letter: Country needs to prepare for a possibly contested election

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To the editor:

The president's intentions are increasingly clear. Ahead of the election, he will cast doubt on vote-by-mail ballots, which he baselessly claims are invitations to fraud. He will cripple the U.S. Post Office that will deliver the ballots.

Post-election, he will refuse to accept the verdict of those postal ballots and contest them in the courts. There will be demonstrations and counter-demonstrations.

Our country is armed to the teeth. There will be blood. The president will declare martial law and send Border Patrol agents into cities to "restore law and order." There will be more blood. What will he do next?

We read and hear on radio and television that important people are gaming out various scenarios. We read and hear important politicians sounding warnings. We never find out what are their plans to save our democracy — except work hard for a blue tsunami at the polls. That's all before the election. Millions of us are worried about after the election.

Will someone please tell us, at the very least, that the Democrats have plans to defeat a baseless challenge to the November election?

Jonathan Schneer,

Williamstown

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