Increasingly normal: Guns seen outside vote-counting centers

The most turbulent and norm-breaking presidential election of a lifetime has led to an extraordinary spectacle in the United States over the past three days: armed protesters gathering nightly outside offices where workers are counting the votes that will decide who wins the White House. As former Vice President Joe Biden secured enough electoral votes on Saturday to win the race, key battlegrounds were bracing for planned protests and counterprotests. Often, they carry military-style semiautomatic rifles.

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