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Hurricane Sandy: Could it push back the election?
Politico ^ | 10/29/2012 | Alex Guillen

Posted on 10/30/2012 2:19:59 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing for Hurricane Sandy to disrupt next week’s elections, agency Administrator Craig Fugate said Monday afternoon.

“We are anticipating that, based on the storm, there could be impacts that would linger into next week and have impacts on the federal election,” Fugate said on a conference call with reporters.

But any potential tinkering with Election Day would bring a bevy of legal issues.

“Our chief counsel’s been working on making sure that we have the proper guidance,” he added. “We’re going through the regulatory policy and making sure all that’s in place and we can support it.”

Fugate did not address whether the election could be delayed — a question that federal officials said last week is up for states to decide.

*SNIP*

However, the report theorizes that presidential emergency power could be used to delay an election — specifically, if “attacks, disruptions and destruction are so severe and so dangerous in certain localities, particularly in crowded urban areas, that the President under a rule of necessity may look to protect the public safety by federalizing State national guard and restricting movement and activities in such areas which would obviously affect the ability to conduct an election at those sites.”

Congress could also theoretically step in and pass a law or give that power to the president, the report says. Courts have typically left it up to Congress to set election procedures.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: again; election; hurricanesandy; sandy; superstorm
Last two paragraphs are the key bit.
1 posted on 10/30/2012 2:20:06 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
NO!
2 posted on 10/30/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by Justice
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Just an excuse for O-Bozo to hang on to the Presidency.
3 posted on 10/30/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
However, the report theorizes that presidential emergency power could be used to delay an election — specifically, if “attacks, disruptions and destruction are so severe and so dangerous in certain localities, particularly in crowded urban areas, that the President under a rule of necessity may look to protect the public safety by federalizing State national guard and restricting movement and activities in such areas which would obviously affect the ability to conduct an election at those sites.”

In other words, martial law.

4 posted on 10/30/2012 2:23:27 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Voting precincts should have COOP plans. If they don't, sucks to be them.
5 posted on 10/30/2012 2:23:59 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Minor little problem. Article 1. Section 4 of the Constitution:

The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Place of Chusing Senators.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 2:24:32 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Has there EVER been a time that
Obama-the-Undocumented(but DocumentedTraitor)
DID NOT pi$$ all over the Constitution?


7 posted on 10/30/2012 2:25:55 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Answer to headline: No.


8 posted on 10/30/2012 2:26:18 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

“We’re going through the regulatory policy and making sure all that’s in place and we can support it.”

REGULATORY POLICY????

Does congress have a spine?


9 posted on 10/30/2012 2:26:40 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Rush says NO WAY on his website today
10 posted on 10/30/2012 2:31:09 PM PDT by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

He has no authority to cancel elections under presidential emergency powers.

If he tries it, all the red states vote in Romney as per the law, and then we have two presidents.

Next step is a meeting with the military to remove the Kenyan communist and his gang of perfumed princes at the joint chiefs.


11 posted on 10/30/2012 2:39:01 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
“Hurricane Sandy: Could it push back the election?”

No but Obama could try to postpone the election with the help of local, federal, state governments

12 posted on 10/30/2012 2:43:30 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Civil War looms.

The Kenyan Pretender contemplates regicide.

13 posted on 10/30/2012 2:45:34 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Evil Slayer
Rush can spew his hot air, gee-I'm-such-a-genuis crap as long as he wants; he doesn't sit in the Oval office or have an office on Capital Hill.

The Kenyan must go.

14 posted on 10/30/2012 2:47:26 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Congress could also theoretically step in and pass a law or give that power to the president, the report says

Well, f*** the report. The Constitution says: "The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators."

The Constitution also says: "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors..."

There is no "Presidential election". There are 50 separate processes under the direction of 50 separate State legislatures, and neither Congress not the President (by design, I might add) has anything to do with it, except that Congress may specify a deadline by which Electors must be chosen, and must specify a single date on which all the Electors vote.

15 posted on 10/30/2012 2:53:41 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

This is just a trial balloon. I’ve seen several already. Depending on reaction, they will push this further or drop it. The Admin would love to push this as it will muddy the waters and make a mess of the elections. Throw them into the courts. I wouldn’t trust SCOTUS on this one.


16 posted on 10/30/2012 2:57:52 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

This is hurricane season...like it is EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Can anyone, with a straight face, say that a hurricane has NEVER caused a lot of damage the week before/week of a November election? NO! Florida deals with this all the time, and I’ll bet that literally millions haven’t voted over the last 150 years because of this - and so what!

Cheating with The Voting Dead and hundreds of thousands of illegals is bad enough (and treason, I might add), but changing Election Day has NEVER occurred before. NO WAY!


17 posted on 10/30/2012 3:05:01 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Why do blacks think that a half-white multi-millionairre really cares about them?)
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To: tips up
This is just a trial balloon. I’ve seen several already. Depending on reaction, they will push this further or drop it. The Admin would love to push this as it will muddy the waters and make a mess of the elections. Throw them into the courts. I wouldn’t trust SCOTUS on this one.

All the more reason to get on the phone and call EVERY elected representative you have. Let them know we WILL NOT tolerate talk or action for this. Call the White Hut, too.

18 posted on 10/30/2012 3:11:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

If obummer did this, it would backfire big time against him. Most states affected are in the demo camp already. NC, VA, PA, OH could go heavily against the dems out of disgust


19 posted on 10/30/2012 3:22:47 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

“Our chief counsel’s been working on making sure that we have the proper guidance...”

So FEMA thinks it’s going to decide if we have an election or not?

Oh, h-e-double-hockey-stocks NO. There WILL BE trouble.


20 posted on 10/30/2012 3:40:00 PM PDT by moovova (If someone is still "undecided", they're not really undecided. They're just chronically perplexed.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Various local courts have already established precedents for extending voting hours.


21 posted on 10/30/2012 3:53:42 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

My attitude is: “It had better f’n not!”

I wouldn’t put anything past Obama’s cabal, but since the states affected were clearly in his column, what’s the point? How would it convince states that are drifting towards Romney that his postponing the election is a good thing, rather than an overtly desperate political act?


22 posted on 10/30/2012 4:03:09 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Ancesthntr

This is because it hit the center of the world, New York. If it wiped out Florida this wouldn’t even be considered.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 4:48:40 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Salgak
Minor little problem. Article 1. Section 4 of the Constitution

Also Article II, Section 1, Clause 4:

The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

24 posted on 10/30/2012 4:50:10 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
ENOUGH!!!

Arrest this pretender and try him for TREASON Now!!!

25 posted on 10/30/2012 8:11:20 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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