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Say What?! Violence on the campaign trails

As we continue to talk about your voice your vote, we focus on the violence happening on the campaign trails in the past few weeks. Demonstrators and protestors clashing in violent ways, so we asked all of you to tell us if you agree or disagree with these acts. (SBG)

As we continue to talk about your voice your vote, we focus on the violence happening on the campaign trails in the past few weeks. Demonstrators and protestors clashing in violent ways, so we asked all of you to tell us if you agree or disagree with these acts.

"I think that we're better than that, as people," said Dominic Pinis.

"I think it's completely unacceptable," said Brandon Biggers.

"People are clearly very passionate about politics, I think that's great, the passion is great, the violence is unacceptable," said Beth Biggers.

If violence is not the answer, what is?

"Naturally you have your opportunity to vote, which is one clear way of saying this is what I believe in and this is what I don't believe in," said Pinis.

"I think this country, in its history, has a long traditional of peaceful protests that have worked," said Brandon.

"Social media can be a very powerful tool. I think just using your words to disagree is where they're going to find the solution. That's really all that we have that is appropriate without crossing that line," said Beth.

Who should be responsible for these actions once they happen? The voters, the presidential candidates themselves, or the security?

"I definitely think that whoever the Presidential candidate is, can definitely encourage people to behave in rational ways. The police can also conduct themselves in such a way that fosters trust into people that are there. Ultimately, I think it lies on the people themselves," said Pinis.

"I think it's all three," said Brandon.

"We can't have presidential nominees that are offering to pay legal fees for people committing violent crimes. That's unacceptable," said Beth.

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