Any violence arising from the US election or its aftermath will only benefit the powerful, will be used to justify authoritarian agendas which serve the powerful, and will in all probability have been instigated by the powerful.
Agreed, and no matter how disgusted I am with this country, I for one will not take up arms. I named myself "Pax Ahimsa" for a reason.
However, I do expect social unrest no matter who claims victory. As I mentioned in the story I just posted - about why I did not vote for any presidential candidate this year - businesses in my liberal city of San Francisco are already boarding up their windows.