Whether Trump can send police to the polls

Knox County citizens vote early for the federal and state primary, and Knox County general election, at the New Harvest Park community building polling place in Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday, July 17, 2020. President Trump has been floating the idea of sending police officers to polling places on election day in November. Photo by Caitlyn Jordan/News Sentinel via Imagn Content Services, LLC.

The violence in Portland and Kenosha is becoming a major theme in Trump’s re-election strategy. He’s banking on a message of enforcing law and order to appeal to both his base and voters who might be reluctant to support him. Part of that strategy could involve sending law enforcement officers to polling places on election day. It’s an idea that Trump’s been floating recently.