Skip to comments.Delay the Election? If the Civil War couldn't stop an election, neither should a storm.
Posted on 10/31/2012 10:33:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Asked by Politicos Roger Simon whether President Obama has the authority to delay the election, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, I dont know. The correct answer is no, as a matter of law and good sense.
In 2004, the Congressional Research Service published a paper examining the possibility of postponing elections. It turns out that various allowances can be made to states in the event of emergencies or disputes to hash out the results of a Presidential election, at least in time for the Electoral College to meet in December.
But the CRS paper is unequivocal on one point: There is no current constitutional authority residing in the President of the United States, nor the executive branch of Government, to postpone, cancel, or reschedule elections for federal office in the various States. What power there is to do that resides with Congress alone.
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The last time there was any serious question about postponing a Presidential election was in 1864, at the height of the Civil War. About which, said Abraham Lincoln, “if the rebellion could force us to forego, or postpone a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us.” A country that wouldn’t surrender its democracy to an insurrection isn’t about to surrender it to a storm.
Had to check twice to see if this was satire.
A second Civil War would surely ensue if they try to delay the election. And I will be among the first to sign up for secession if it happens.
The people of the north-east may think the universe revolves around them, but we are not stopping the vote over a storm there regardless of how bad it was.
Honestly, he shouldn’t bother delaying the election. It would only give Romney more time to prove how much of a liar Obama and most of the MSM is to the moderates, independents, and conservatives. Plus, the states affected for the most part are so devoutly blue, that Obama could be a hero to them, and it wouldn’t make a difference.
I hope someday your region faces the possibilty of not being able to vote because of a disaster of some sort.
And if we do then I fully expect the rest of the nation to carry on and not fall to pieces for our benefit.
Get it folks ? spin it..... when they cry “ WE NEED TO EXTEND THE ELECTION “ .... spin, spin spin with “ YOU ALREADY HAD THE ELECTION TIME EXTENDED BY EARLY VOTING ! “ ....
Unless the storm was ON ELECTION DAY....nothign will keep me from the polls and voting to get rid of that poofter and the wookie.
What difference is the day if there is no way to vote?