Al-Qaeda may be planning pre-Election Day attacks on Monday in New York, Texas and Virginia.
US intelligence officials have alerted joint terrorism task forces of the threat, whose credibility was still being assessed, sources told The Post.
Specific sites that may be targeted in the three states were not mentioned in the threat, the source said.
“The counterterrorism and homeland security communities remain vigilant and well-postured to defend against attacks here in the United States,” a senior FBI official told CBS News.
“The FBI, working with our federal, state and local counterparts, shares and assesses intelligence on a daily basis and will continue to work closely with law enforcement and intelligence community partners to identify and disrupt any potential threat to public safety,” the official said.
Mark Potok Blames White Voters
However Mark Potok, of the Zionist Supremacist group at Southern Poverty Law Center “Tolerance Taliban”, warns that “the possibility of violence on or around Election Day is very real…” and blames white nationalist groups.
Potok is responding here to promises from white nationalist groups to bring a show of strength to polls, where a large minority population will be voting.
Potok condescends and repeats a lamentable view of Black folks:
Though others call these white nationalists and other registered voters “serial exaggerators,” that doesn’t mean they won’t be able to mobilize the odd “loner” whipped into a frenzy by the drone of hate speech. As Potok points out, “Donald Trump has been telling his supporters for weeks and weeks and weeks now that they are about to have the election stolen from them by evil forces on behalf of the elites.” Nor does it mean that there is voter fraud taking place as we speak.
Meanwhile, in more formal settings, a federal judge has scheduled a hearing for Friday in New Jersey to examine the RNC’s activities in promoting and organizing poll watching. Such activity may violate a consent decree put into effect in the 1980s after the RNC was charged with intimidating voters in predominately African-American precincts in New Jersey. (Reportedly, the RNC hired off-duty police officers to stand at polling places with “National Ballot Security Task Force” armbands and the consent decree was part of the settlement.)
Democrats have challenged GOP Poll Watching initiatives nationwide. Democrats apparently cannot have any scrutiny when ballot-integrity is questioned.
Democratic lawyers have also filed lawsuits charging voter intimidation in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 in Nevada, Ohio, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. The court documents state, “Trump has made an escalating series of statements, often racially tinged, suggesting that his supporters should go to particular precincts on Election Day and intimidate voters.”
“This planned course of intimidation,” they argued, “violates the Voting Rights Act.”
Richard Hasen, who runs the Election Law Blog, doubts that any court will issue a vague order to stop “voter intimidation,” as requested. “But the suits will first bring publicity to the activities, and second get these parties on record stating that they do not plan on engaging in voter intimidation, which itself could be useful in the event of problems on Election Day,” he wrote.
Potok suggests that the more open the far right is about its voter suppression tactics, the more resistance will be built. “If on the morning of Election Day it turns out that we have white supremacists standing around looking threatening at polling places, I think it would arouse anger,” he said. “People would vote just to prove they’re not being intimidated by these radical racists.” Listen to the left-wing anti-white racist himself!