(ETH) – Massachusetts Governor. Charlie Baker has just signed an executive order activating 1,000 members of the Massachusetts National Guard in the event they are needed for potential large-scale civil unrest following today’s election outcome.
According to the report, Baker’s office stated that while similar orders have been put in place over recent months, the National Guard has not been needed. He went on further and stated: “The goal here is to basically be supportive of local communities,” said Baker at his Monday press conference.
“We’ve heard from a number of our colleagues in local government who asked us to make the guard available, if need be, later in the week.” Massachusetts State Police will also operate with increased staffing levels “both to ensure safety on state roadways and property and to assist local police departments that request assistance in their communities.”
“At this time we are aware of no specific or credible threats to election sites in Massachusetts,” said Massachusetts State Police Col. Christopher Mason. “We continue to monitor all available intelligence and will maintain an enhanced operational posture for Election Day and beyond, and will be prepared to assist in any situations that arise in order to protect public safety and the rights of all our citizens.”
The report also emphasized that according to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security secretary Thomas Turco, there is no known Election Day threat in Massachusetts at this moment. “There is no indication of any public safety risk in Massachusetts. Just as the Administration does for all major events, we have made additional resources available should local leaders request them,” he said.
This report echoes previous reports of National Guard members being deployed throughout other states in America such as Texas, where the Army National Guard has been given the orders to dispatch 1,000 troops to five major cities across the state of Texas including San Antonio to prepare for possible post-election chaos and unrest associated with today’s election.
Meanwhile, Businesses have been boarding up windows and pulling guns off the shelves across the country in anticipation of widespread election unrest as well as there is widespread fear that this election could be the spark that sets off another round of horrifying civil unrest in cities all over the United States, and business owners are taking measures to protect their businesses from the violence.