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Old 07-12-2004, 06:38 PM   #16
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Let's vote on November 2. It's simple.
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I think the election should go on, unless the east coast has been wiped out by a nuke or something equally drastic. Did we shut down the country's government after 9/11? Did we assume that the public was unable function? Bush is playing on our fears, as he has in the past when it suited his agenda.
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Oh, please. If elections were held when a portion of this country is in disarray due to terrorist attack; there would be complaints of "disenfranchised voters" forever.
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Oh, please. If elections were held when a portion of this country is in disarray due to terrorist attack; there would be complaints of "disenfranchised voters" forever.


While I admit this situation makes me nervous (especially with Bush's repeated comments about how it would be easier if this country was a dictatorship )I do think that it's important that we establish guidelines for this now rather than trying to sort it out if something does happen.
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They're going to do it like the transfer of sovernty in Iraq. Catch them unawares.

They will pull a fast one and do it the day after the GOP/911 convention.


That will teach those dirty terrorists.
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Isn't changing around the election dates like that unconstiutional...?
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It would have to be a pretty grave attack--I mean, you'd have to wipe out a couple of states--but I wouldn't have a problem with it as long as some specification was attached to the law. Like, once the election is delayed, it can only be delayed once and only for 15 or 30 days or something.
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All I can say is, it would have to be a pretty spectacular attack to wipe out a couple of states.

I mean, the US wiped out Hiroshima with one bomb I guess, but who's smuggling enough bombs into America to wipe out the east coast? That's a very large area.

I think this is very suspicious. If I was to let my wilder fancies free, I'd say they're softening the public up for martial law. Hopefully I'm incredibly wrong.
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Old 07-13-2004, 10:30 AM   #24
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Isn't changing around the election dates like that unconstiutional...?
I'm not a lawyer, but it seems to me that it would be because I can't think of *anyone* who has the power to change the election date. I know Bush himself can't any more than the Pope can change the Ten Commandments. If he can't who can?
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I believe it would take a Constitutional amendment, which they probably don't have time for by November anyway. Isn't the November election date written into the Constitution?
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Wait, I live on the east coast. The Mid-Atlantic region and just an hour's drive from D.C. And what is this about, taking out a few states? I haven't heard this one!

There are hundreds of thousands of places, for us to vote. How could Bin Laden and his merry gang of maniacs, affect the U.S. elections?
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Rice: No Plan to Delay National Election

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of a new federal voting commission suggested to congressional leaders that there should be a process for canceling or rescheduling an election interrupted by terrorism, but national security adviser Condoleezza Rice said no such plan is being considered by the administration.
I think we can put this media dven frenzy to bed
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Personally... I'll do whatever it takes to vote... attack or no attack.
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I think this is very suspicious. If I was to let my wilder fancies free, I'd say they're softening the public up for martial law. Hopefully I'm incredibly wrong.

... and the Draft.
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you got the Draft rumor email?
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