Skip to comments.Can Hurricane Sandy cancel the election? (Vanity)
Posted on 10/26/2012 7:17:53 AM PDT by SandyLynn
Just a thought..I'm obviously a Nervous Nellie! I was watching Fox and Friends this morning, and they were all over the fact that Hurricane Sandy may cause voting problems in the upcoming election. Does anyone here think that the Liar In Chief might use the storm as an excuse to postpone/cancel the election? I put NOTHING past this administration!
Never going to happen. Obama, just like the 1st debate, is sure he will win!
No, but hopefully it will suppress the Donk vote.
It’s my understanding that elections are supervised by the states, not the federal government. So I think each state would make the call, based on how bad the storm was in their state.
Get it together, Sandy.
If the storm is as bad as predicted, I would not be surprised to see Dems openly suggest that people are being disenfranchised by the weather, or even that some officials are intentionally slow to respond to the emergency in order to disenfranchise voters. That said, I don’t see how they accomplish a postponement of the elction.
If Bush was “selected not elected” by the USSC then if Romney wins because of a Hurricane, who will the dems blame for that?
The leftist freaks were certainly hoping a hurricane would cancel the GOP convention. As it was, they had to settle for some percentage reduction of it due to manipulating the hurricane forecast models.
Good thing MSNBC bought the Weather Channel, right, Hussein Heads?
couldn’t O just postpone the election with an EO?
WHO would attempt to stop him from doing that?
Certainly not the wimpy congress.
Ha! Roberts would wuss out as well.
the storm is supposed to hit only Dem states along the northeastern seaboard - NY, MA, CT, RI, DE, ME. The only ones where delaying the election would have am impact would be NH and possibly, NJ (closer than most think). In addition, the storm will have been gone for a week by the time of Election Day.
No, the US Constitution says that GOD has domain over the FEC.
No, the states still have to go by the constitution on federal elections. “Election Day” is clear.
Gov Bev wanted to postpone the election for a couple of years to give the Fraud and his mindless Hussein Heads more time...
I would think that if elections were Tuesday, it would be a huge problem but since there is a week after, I am sure they can get all the possible electrical problems taken care of by then.
0bama doesn’t believe in GOD or The Constitution.
I heard Obama can manipulate the weather through the muslim demons that he worships...
“Ha! Roberts would wuss out as well.”
All because of his shady adoptions in 2000. NYT investigation launched a few years later with nothing further on it until needed.
Michelle Obama Makes Case For Early Voting: What If Your Toilet Overflows On Election Day?
No. You don't appear to understand what an Executive Order is.
Even if he could then what? Are you saying you're afraid that he'll remain in office for life? Is your paranoia really running that deep?
(Note the eeeeevil old white guy standing there, just itching to unleash hurricane fury on minorities and women!)
Unprecedented. Just like his rise and tenure in the White House.
NO, I’m saying if he saw an opportunity to use this storm to delay the election (if internal polls and information showed that he would benefit in some way from a delay in the elction), then he would definitely find a way to do that.
No, I’m not saying that he could sign an EO to remain POTUS for life.
Isn’t the storm supposed to hit the Mid-Atlantic states a week before election day? I’m at a loss to figure out how this will affect the election in mass.
In the “war” of 1812 a storm that hit DC helped save the Republic.
Maybe an another sign....?
The Constitution does not grant to the President to power to cancel or postpone elections.
“Michelle Obama Makes Case For Early Voting: What If Your Toilet Overflows On Election Day?”
I’d take my morning Obama outside, or wait until I got to the polling center.
That way I could Obama twice at the same location!
If either candidate gets the 270 EC votes needed outside of the impacted area then it matters not regarding the Presidential race. Now the other state and local races are a different matter.
Every election dems worry about their turn out if the weather is really bad, my Mom used to call them “fair weather voters’.
Her thought was unless it is easy and the sun is shinning dems do not vote.
It doesn’t grant him the power to change Bankruptcy Laws, either....................
Isnt the storm supposed to hit the Mid-Atlantic states a week before election day? Im at a loss to figure out how this will affect the election in mass.
Meteorologists are saying that the effects of the storm could last for days..it’s the “perfect storm” situation that they think is going to happen.
Time of appointing electors
§ 1. The electors of President and Vice President shall be appointed, in each State, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in every fourth year succeeding every election of a President and Vice President.
Failure to make choice on prescribed day
§ 2. Whenever any State has held an election for the purpose of choosing electors, and has failed to make a choice on the day prescribed by law, the electors may be appointed on a subsequent day in such a manner as the legislature of such State may direct.
Article II of the Constitution:
“The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.”
IOW...Congress has chosen November 6. And the entire United States shall vote on the same day.
15th,19th, 24th and 26th Ammendments provide for voting rights regarding color, sex, poll taxes and 18 years olds. But NOT weather.
Here’s hoping Sandy turns right and heads for Europe. I’m flying into DC on Monday.
President doesn’t have that authority
FReepers..this is why I LOVE you guys! I always feel so much better when I hear from all of you!
As long as the electricity is back up and running, there is little that they could do to postpone the election. The Democrats aren’t concerned when military ballots don’t arrive in time, so how could a little delay in local early voting stop the election? You’re right, won’t happen.
I suspect that if Philly gets hammered a local judge will order the polls to stay open an extra 8 hours in order to allow the Dems gotv to bus the winos, crackheads and the dead to the polls.
Glad to hear that.
You must not be a Mormon.
No... he is of evil... therefore he cannot embrace that which is good.
A well-researched article on this from yesterday:
I will admit, the storm scares me a bit because the potential is there for power to be out even after the election. I hope that won’t depress GOP turnout.
Also, this could give Obama lots of free “disaster savior” publicity that could pump him in the polls.
But, I don’t think this will really help Obama most likely, nor will it hurt the election itself.
If it’s as bad as forecast, it could have serious impacts, but I do not see states postponing the election due to some lost power.
The storm will be coming in a week before election day.
Could have some major impacts on Pennsylvania and northern Virginia.
Its not the storm its the aftermath, it is just the power maybe out for several days to a couple weeks for a few million people, plus flooding in a lot of areas.
Umm, unless you are a member of the US House of Representatives, you aren't one of the "Electors" spoken of in Art II. And electors don't vote Nov 6. They vote after the Secretaries of State in the several states have certified the results of each state.
We vote for electors in the Electoral College. They vote for the President. That is the way it is done, and should be done.
Maine is one of two states....Nebraska is the other....that splits it’s electoral votes.
Romney is leading in northern Maine (the second congressional district). It would be a much bigger deal for the northeast if the storm hit a week later, on Nov. 6th.
I don’t expect New York or Massachusetts to go for Romney, but for what it’s worth I have a lot of relatives in both of those states and the overwhelming majority of them told me they are voting for Romney.