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  • Writer's pictureGabrielle Bardall

Trump-inspired mob at U.S. Capitol follows a familiar path of election violence

The siege of the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters follows identifiable paths and patterns of election violence seen around the world.

Election violence is rarely spontaneous. It is intentionally organized in order to influence the process and outcome of elections. It is not a coup, but it is a close cousin. Coups are about change in power, often with a military backing.

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