Due to growing fears of violence that could break out after the presidential election, a chain of survival communities will activate and open to members for the first time on Election Day, Reuters reported.
Fortitude Ranch camps in West Virginia and Colorado will open Nov. 3 to protect members, the outlet noted, citing the company's October newsletter. In addition, Fortitude Ranch expects possible "looting and violence" that could turn into clashes that spread far and wide and last a long time — and that's whether Republican President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the election, Reuters added.
"This will be the first time we have opened for a collapse disaster, though it may end up not being so," Fortitude Ranch CEO Drew Miller told the outlet in emailed statement. "We consider the risk of violence that could escalate in irrational, unpredictable ways into widespread loss of law and order is real."