Skip to comments.Hurricane Sandy: Could it push back the election?
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 weeks 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 counsels been working on making sure that we have the proper guidance, he added. Were going through the regulatory policy and making sure all thats 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.
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 ...
Various local courts have already established precedents for extending voting hours.
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?
This is because it hit the center of the world, New York. If it wiped out Florida this wouldn’t even be considered.
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.
Arrest this pretender and try him for TREASON Now!!!
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