National Guard troops patrol Philadelphia and Chicago

Troops roll into the battlegrounds: National Guard arrive in Philadelphia and Chicago as Illinois Gov. asks residents to be patient with election result 'that could take days' Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has mobilized the National Guard in Chicago to be on standby for any unrest   He urged residents to be 'patient' with the election result, which may not come until Thursday   In Philadelphia, armed troops manned a Target on Monday night and are also settling in for the next few days The city has seen uproar for more than a week since the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.   Texas has also planned to mobilize the National Guard in cities if there is unrest and businesses are boarding up their windows in anticipation of violence 

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:21 GMT, 3 November 2020 | Updated: 17:32 GMT, 3 November 2020

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National Guard troops are patrolling the streets of Philadelphia and Chicago, including Target parking lots, ahead of Tuesday's election that is expected to trigger violence in major cities across the country. 

Troops reported to Philadelphia on Monday night, arriving in armored trucks, a day before Americans went to the polls to decide on who will be the next President. 

It comes after weeks of unrest in Philadelphia over the police shooting of black man Walter Wallace Jr. 

Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker asked National Guard troops in his state to go to Chicago in anticipation of riots and looting.   

Armored tanks arrive in downtown Chicago on Monday after Gov. JB Pritzker mobilized the National Guard ahead of anticipated unrest

Armored tanks arrive in downtown Chicago on Monday after Gov. JB Pritzker mobilized the National Guard ahead of anticipated unrest

Troops arriving in Chicago on Monday night ahead of Tuesday's election

Troops arriving in Chicago on Monday night ahead of Tuesday's election 

More troops in Chicago on Monday night after being mobilized by the governor

More troops in Chicago on Monday night after being mobilized by the governor 

A National Guard spokesman said the troops have not yet been given any specific directions. 

'Obviously, people can see Illinois National Guard trucks and troops moving. 

'This is

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