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Election anxiety: Tensions rise between Trump supporters, opposition

By: James Ford Posted at 6:26 PM, Oct 26, 2020 and last updated 12:23 PM, Oct 27, 2020

If you’re feeling a little — or maybe a lot — stressed about the election, you are by no means alone.

That’s the conclusion of a variety of surveys, which show that a majority of Americans are concerned about violence breaking out from supporters of whoever loses the presidential election, no matter who that is. However, there are ways to reduce election-related anxiety, and they’re rooted in acting in one’s own best interest, and in self-control, according to experts.

The situation is exemplified by clashes seen over the weekend.

In Times Square on Sunday, demonstrators in support of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden clashed physically. Police separated the two sides and took a handful of people into custody.

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