Election night contingency plans?


toreskha

Titles are un-American.
I've heard some people saying that they might either leave town, or lock down their homes on election night in case of trouble.

Hopefully Obama loses...but his supporters are insanely fanatical, and riots might break out especially if the decision is controversial in any way.

Thoughts?
 

HK4U

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Stock up on supplies. i.e. food, water , medicine. ammo batteries for flashlights and radios etc. etc. Oh yes, one more thing. Pray a lot.
 

dancingwolf

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Well, if the election is anything like the Bush-Gore match-up, I could see where problems could result. I wouldn't worry about it, though.
 

boris

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i am with HK4U on this deal...

especially on that prayer thing... i can't remember wo said it, but i wish i had." there are no crisis for those who are properly prepared."
 

FN1910

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WHile riding to work this morning it struck me that if Obama wins there may be some outbreaks of not neccesarily violence but exuberent celebration that may lead to problmems. I know several people that are planning a change in there actions based on an Obama win and what they are planning is not plesant. Much like when one of the African countries gained independence the people lined up outside of the banks to get their share of the money in the banks and when told it didn't work like that they rioted.

There are some that feel a win by Obama will set the free to do things they have never done before and frankly is scares me.
 

johnsteele

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WHile riding to work this morning it struck me that if Obama wins there may be some outbreaks of not neccesarily violence but exuberent celebration that may lead to problmems. I know several people that are planning a change in there actions based on an Obama win and what they are planning is not plesant. Much like when one of the African countries gained independence the people lined up outside of the banks to get their share of the money in the banks and when told it didn't work like that they rioted.

There are some that feel a win by Obama will set the free to do things they have never done before and frankly is scares me.
I think the problem may arise if he loses. There are a lot of people with a very high emotional investment in his victory. If he doesn't pull it off (a situation fondly to be desired) they may not handle it well. The Democrats didn't respond well when Gore lost in 2000 and the emotional investment is significantly higher this time around.
 

FN1910

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I think the problem may arise if he loses. There are a lot of people with a very high emotional investment in his victory. If he doesn't pull it off (a situation fondly to be desired) they may not handle it well. The Democrats didn't respond well when Gore lost in 2000 and the emotional investment is significantly higher this time around.

You are probably correct but the way it will be carried out depends on who wins. If McCain wins there could be some very ugly riots in some places. As you say emotions are running very high this time.
 

toreskha

Titles are un-American.
You are probably correct but the way it will be carried out depends on who wins. If McCain wins there could be some very ugly riots in some places. As you say emotions are running very high this time.
Either way it may be like the post-game violence after a World Cup or Super Bowl where one or both sides go totally nuts.

After I get done campaigning for myself for the day, I'm going to a State Rep candidate's house to watch the results come in. It's far removed from any bad areas of town but I feel bad for some of the other people.

I'll definitely be carrying extra in the car for a few days though.
 

Vir Quisque Vir

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Well, if the election is anything like the Bush-Gore match-up, I could see where problems could result. I wouldn't worry about it, though.

I suspect that whoever wins, the sun will still come up in the east, and set in the west. My own concerns were about the associations of Obama with more radical groups and individuals and his take on the 2nd amendment, among many other issues, with which I personally agree. I think the charismatic Obama you see on TV is not the political Obama, but what the heck do I know? His economic platform to tax small businesses, that provide about 70% of the jobs in the U.S. at a time when gas and food prices are through the roof seem kind of myopic to me, if not stupid and would send the U.S. further into recession. Like they say in Chicago (where you cannot have a handgun for the most part), vote early and vote often! It is a highly emotional, actually invested election. We all have a stake in the outcome. Whatever side of the fence you are on, please vote.
The only practical thing I can do at this point is to continue accumulating a few more boxes of primers. If you think about it, you can reuse cases, you can even buy or make powder and pour you own bullets. The thing in short supply will always be good primers, stored properly. My son seems to believe this and has literally 20,000 primers, all very well stored. For myself, I will spend most of my efforts in the voting booth in November and hope I too will not need that many primers. If McCain wins, I would hold off on excess primers.
 

tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
I don't plan on doing anything differently than what I would normally do on election day. Go vote, go to work, go home from work and watch election returns. That's it.
 

7.62

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i was chewed out for mentioning this in another forum... if Obama looses, there is a potential for rioting, etc on a grand scale, esp. in urban areas. When you have the likes of Sharpton, Jackson and the democrats in the mix, it can become mob rule. I am not fearful, but will be prepared. I live on the outskirts of Vegas which is a little goo-goo over Obama, so who knows..
 

toreskha

Titles are un-American.
i was chewed out for mentioning this in another forum... if Obama looses, there is a potential for rioting, etc on a grand scale, esp. in urban areas. When you have the likes of Sharpton, Jackson and the democrats in the mix, it can become mob rule. I am not fearful, but will be prepared. I live on the outskirts of Vegas which is a little goo-goo over Obama, so who knows..
That's what I'm concerned about. Huge sections of Jacksonville seem to be very pro-Obama and may get violent either with a win or loss. I'm not sure which would be worse and I'm taking the McCain sticker off my car after the polls close.

I sped up my purchase of the Moss 500 partly for the upcoming election. Pistols just may not cut it.
 

7.62

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That's what I'm concerned about. Huge sections of Jacksonville seem to be very pro-Obama and may get violent either with a win or loss. I'm not sure which would be worse and I'm taking the McCain sticker off my car after the polls close.

I sped up my purchase of the Moss 500 partly for the upcoming election. Pistols just may not cut it.

i have some Bush 2004 stuff on my jeep back in the day and the tolerant, accepting leftists vandalized my car and my stickers.... they are a brazen bunch, so i'd be careful with your McCain sticker. i don't expect much to happen when he looses (yes, i am being hopeful), but i am prepared none the less.
 

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