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Feds Concerned About Risk of Violence as Election Day Nears

Local law enforcement officials in several swing states told NBC News they did not yet have plans to alter their usual Election Day security procedures

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    Federal and state law enforcement officials have expressed concerns about violence breaking out in the final two weeks of the long and bitter presidential campaign, and well beyond that if Donald Trump loses and refuses to accept the vote as legitimate, NBC News reported. 

    Trump supporters held up Clinton "target practice" posters at a rally in Florida Monday, with a bulls-eye framing her face.

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    Two days earlier in Virginia Beach, one Trump backer hoisted a plastic Hillary Clinton head on a stick, while others waved target signs. And several weeks ago, two armed Trump supporters protested outside the congressional campaign office of a rural Virginia Democrat, in what they said was a gesture of solidarity with closet supporters of Trump.

    Local law enforcement officials in several swing states told NBC News they did not yet have plans to alter their usual Election Day security procedures. But the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are monitoring the situation, officials say.