Category Archives: election

An Election Day role for National Guard? Maybe, but limited

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WASHINGTON — Federal laws and long-standing custom generally leave the U.S. military out of the election process. But President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated warnings about widespread voting irregularities have raised questions about a possible military role. If any element of the military were to get involved, it would likely be the National Guard under state control. […]

An Election Day role for National Guard? Maybe, but limited

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WASHINGTON — Federal laws and long-standing custom generally leave the U.S. military out of the election process. But President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated warnings about widespread voting irregularities have raised questions about a possible military role. If any element of the military were to get involved, it would likely be the National Guard under state control. […]

An Election Day role for National Guard? Maybe, but limited

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WASHINGTON — Federal laws and long-standing custom generally leave the U.S. military out of the election process. But President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated warnings about widespread voting irregularities have raised questions about a possible military role. If any element of the military were to get involved, it would likely be the National Guard under state control. […]

Specter of election chaos raises questions on military role

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a question Americans are unaccustomed to considering in a presidential election campaign: Could voting, vote-counting or the post-vote reaction become so chaotic that the U.S. military would intervene? The answer is yes, but only in an extreme case. There is normally no need for the military to play any role in […]

Specter of election chaos raises questions on military role

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a question Americans are unaccustomed to considering in a presidential election campaign: Could voting, vote-counting or the post-vote reaction become so chaotic that the U.S. military would intervene? The answer is yes, but only in an extreme case. There is normally no need for the military to play any role in […]

Expect US election to have consequences for American troops overseas

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden both say they want to pull U.S. forces out of Iraq and Afghanistan. But their approaches differ, and the outcome of the Nov. 3 election will have long-term consequences not only for U.S. troops, but for the wider region. During his election campaign four years […]

Expect US election to have consequences for American troops overseas

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden both say they want to pull U.S. forces out of Iraq and Afghanistan. But their approaches differ, and the outcome of the Nov. 3 election will have long-term consequences not only for U.S. troops, but for the wider region. During his election campaign four years […]