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Terror Threat Complicates Election Plans in Region

Election officials and law enforcement agencies across the region are putting in place contingency plans to deal with any sudden spike in terror warnings over the next three weeks or the possibility of attacks at polling places on Election Day. In a memo sent yesterday to each local registrar, Virginia’s top election official urged a “delicate balance” between enhancing security to prevent terrorism and the need to avoid intimidating voters with an unnecessary show of force at the polls. Some registrars have opted for visible security changes, including placing uniformed police at polling places. Others are playing down the threat for fear of scaring voters and poll workers. Full Story

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