|Classes have been canceled in Falmouth |
for Election Day. (Best Places map)
Whittle and Sharp write, "Some of those anxieties have been stoked by Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the election is rigged and his appeal to his supporters to stand guard against fraud at the polls. Some are worried about clashes between the self-appointed observers and voters." Alpay Balkir, whose son attends the school in Falmouth, which doubles as a polling place, told AP, “If it’s going to be as chaotic as they say it’s going to be, it’s a good thing. Kids should stay out of it. I don’t know what the environment is going to be like.”
"It’s difficult to say how many school-based polling places have been moved this year, given how decentralized the voting process is across the country," the reporters write. "But state and local officials say voting has been removed or classes have been canceled on Election Day at schools in Illinois, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and elsewhere."