The country needs a graceful loser in this election. The future of American democracy depends on it

After reading this article by the New York Times, I have a question for the publisher itself. How do you know that there will be an outbreak after the election?

First of all, anything can happen during election time where the underdog wins or a candidate like Gary can Johnson take a bite out of the Democrats and the Republicans. Sure, I can agree that this has been one of the most fiercely fought elections in a long time, but still one does not know that there will be an outbreak after everything is normal. Some people are extreme about their candidate and some might not even care about the election all together. The conflicts might not even happen as in some states Clinton gets a landslide win  or vice versa with Trump. These possibilities of confrontations between candidates and the citizens could only happen in states where the votes are neck to neck, but in the majority of states where a single candidate dominates there shouldn’t be a whole lot of conflicts.

Also, John Adams set a precedent were the two parties transfer the power peacefully and there is also a possibility that these rumors of jailing and accusing the candidates or votes are not entirely true. The candidate could even be humble in defeat. No one really knows what is going to happen.

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