election violence


How do we de-radicalize? Three experts in political extremism and violence share ideas

BY: - February 8, 2021

The most urgent civic project of the next few years will be deradicalizing Americans who believe that in the absence of success at the ballot box, armed insurrection is a legitimate response. The events of Jan 6, when an extremist mob loyal to then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, have brought the scope and urgency […]

Amid an outbreak of political violence, Ohio prepares for an election

BY: - October 13, 2020

On Aug. 11, 2017, James Fields Jr. drove alone, overnight from his home in Maumee, Ohio to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in an alt-right rally where men marched and chanted that “Jews will not replace us.” The avowed neo-Nazi drove his car into a 32-year-old woman who came to counter-protest, killing her and injuring at […]


Election violence in November? Here’s what the research says

BY: - October 1, 2020

After Kenya’s 2007 election, as incumbent President Mwai Kibaki declared victory, the opposition alleged the election had been rigged. A wave of protests, riots and ethnic violence followed. As many as 1,500 citizens were killed and another 600,000 forcibly displaced. As the U.S. presidential election draws near, many have expressed concern that a similar scenario […]