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pop goes the weasel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-04 11:31 AM
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are you kidding?
There is no need for a delay of any sort. Any attack on the US will only affect a small percent of the population directly. There is no reason for elections not to go on as scheduled where there is no disruption of basic movement. The only way that basic movement can be disrupted throughout the nation is for the federal government to impose military law. And, I would like to point out, to do that they need to have the National Guard at their disposal. And just where is the Guard lately?

The one thing that could mess up the election is an inability to count ballots recorded electronically. What is absolutely necessary is that all elections have a paper vote back-up to be used in case of emergency. Even with electricity out, there is no reason elections can't be conducted if provision is made for voting the old fashioned way if need be. This is what Fatherland, er, Homeland, Security should be insisting on, not talking about cancelling or delaying elections.
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  -"Election Day Worries" - Newsweek exclusive (postponement) Minstrel Boy  Jul-11-04 10:19 AM   #0 
  - hmmm...how many ways can you say "cover your a$$"  Desertrose   Jul-11-04 10:22 AM   #1 
  - Yes we saw it coming, but OMG....  section321   Jul-11-04 10:25 AM   #5 
  - I know...still hard to really believe, isn't it?? eom  Desertrose   Jul-11-04 11:01 AM   #26 
     - NO, and Issikof wants to keep his Nazi pals in power!  The Zanti Regent   Jul-11-04 12:54 PM   #69 
        - why is he reporting it  Kira   Jul-11-04 04:47 PM   #117 
           - They want to see how much public resistance they get to the idea....  Media_Lies_Daily   Jul-11-04 10:41 PM   #144 
           - Isikoff is part of the Nazi Republican Cabal  The Zanti Regent   Jul-12-04 05:19 AM   #162 
  - From 2 yrs. ago, re: Martial Law  Scairp   Jul-11-04 04:00 PM   #102 
     - Would you please post this in GD for discussion?  liberalnproud   Jul-11-04 04:13 PM   #106 
        - I can do that  Scairp   Jul-11-04 04:23 PM   #109 
  - while it is a frightening scenario, as long as there is a maximum  AZDemDist6   Jul-11-04 10:23 AM   #2 
  - Frightening scenario, hell yes.  liberalnproud   Jul-11-04 10:29 AM   #9 
  - Not nervous  shockingelk   Jul-11-04 11:00 AM   #25 
  - good point.  section321   Jul-11-04 11:07 AM   #28 
  - Wasn't there some similar scenario brewing in the last Russian elections?  Dover   Jul-11-04 12:01 PM   #51 
  - Do you think this congress would put a time limit on the suspension?  liberalnproud   Jul-11-04 01:10 PM   #77 
  - I don't know, but some thoughts  shockingelk   Jul-12-04 09:46 AM   #165 
  - What If  atreides1   Jul-11-04 03:30 PM   #95 
  - Revolt!  TankLV   Jul-11-04 04:32 PM   #113 
  - Have you ever tried to talk "reason" to a . . . Republican? . . .  frankly_fedup2   Jul-11-04 10:23 PM   #142 
  - Well, I know what I'm going to do . . .  frankly_fedup2   Jul-11-04 10:43 PM   #145 
  - Start planning what you'd do  alilenas   Jul-12-04 12:31 AM   #158 
  - No - the fair thing would be to postpone it in just the affected district  TankLV   Jul-11-04 04:30 PM   #112 
     - The Supremes  mountainvue   Jul-11-04 10:50 PM   #147 
     - you can't really do that- especially if results in other states...  Beaker   Jul-11-04 11:52 PM   #156 
  - YES!!!!!  fdr_hst_fan   Jul-11-04 12:46 PM   #62 
  - I agree with you  Freya   Jul-11-04 11:11 AM   #29 
     - why not 2 or 3 months?  seventhson   Jul-11-04 11:49 AM   #43 
        - All government offices in my county shut down for 3 days after 9-11,  liberalnproud   Jul-11-04 01:23 PM   #83 
  - Snork,,,,  mtnester   Jul-11-04 10:24 AM   #3 
  - Holy shit..........  section321   Jul-11-04 10:24 AM   #4 
  - off topic...  Cocoa   Jul-11-04 10:26 AM   #6 
  - Because Michael Moore loves the terrorists and hates our freedom.  section321   Jul-11-04 10:32 AM   #13 
  - Cocoa you've got to be joking ...?  Barkley   Jul-11-04 03:52 PM   #99 
  - Hmmm....  lovedems   Jul-11-04 10:27 AM   #7 
  - These no good chichenhawks are  billybob537   Jul-11-04 10:27 AM   #8 
  - :( Damn it all  neomonkey   Jul-11-04 10:31 AM   #10 
  - I hear ya.  section321   Jul-11-04 10:35 AM   #15 
  - Isn't it ironic that this idea seemed to surface here first?  liberalnproud   Jul-11-04 01:27 PM   #86 
  - The article mentions "the success of the March's Madrid railway bombings..  section321   Jul-11-04 10:31 AM   #11 
  - And there are links between the bombers and Spanish security  Minstrel Boy   Jul-11-04 10:48 AM   #24 
  - Many probably kind of figured they were dirty, now there is proof  nolabels   Jul-11-04 05:09 PM   #121 
  - Stop buying into the repuke lie that the bombing in Madrid changed  Hoping4Change   Jul-12-04 09:33 AM   #163 
     - I don't know what the poster was saying for sure, but............  nolabels   Jul-12-04 03:50 PM   #179 
  - Donning the tinfoil deluxe  Newsjock   Jul-11-04 10:32 AM   #12 
  - Remember too  Briar   Jul-11-04 10:44 AM   #22 
  - Agreed  sandraj   Jul-11-04 11:22 AM   #33 
     - Bingo  lil-petunia   Jul-11-04 11:57 AM   #47 
  - As we have discussed here on DU for the last couple of years...  Gman   Jul-11-04 10:33 AM   #14 
  - AMEN, BROTHER!  fdr_hst_fan   Jul-11-04 12:51 PM   #66 
  - One major reason for vote by mail  Toots   Jul-11-04 10:36 AM   #16 
  - Votes by mail may never be counted....  Davis_X_Machina   Jul-11-04 11:05 AM   #27 
     - Don't agree  Freya   Jul-11-04 11:18 AM   #32 
        - Paper ballots cast in person. n/t  Davis_X_Machina   Jul-11-04 11:35 AM   #35 
           - So anthrax wouldn't keep people from showing up in person, too?  Stevie D   Jul-11-04 12:26 PM   #59 
           - Use optical scanners like we do in Canada and elsewhere.  Hoping4Change   Jul-12-04 09:41 AM   #164 
  - First of all...Isikoff=Ewwwwwwww...next...  Mikimouse   Jul-11-04 10:37 AM   #17 
  - The problem is...  Gordon25   Jul-11-04 10:38 AM   #18 
  - Han ANYONE on this site  fdr_hst_fan   Jul-11-04 12:56 PM   #72 
     - You can't compare  mountainvue   Jul-11-04 10:58 PM   #150 
  - Perhaps we should have the election now, then?  nemdaille   Jul-11-04 10:39 AM   #19 
  - And what are OUR contingency plans?  DBoon   Jul-11-04 10:40 AM   #20 
  - why not have a surprise election, like the way they handed over Iraq?  truthisfreedom   Jul-11-04 10:41 AM   #21 
  - I will say one thing the cabal does on a regular basis....they give us  Gin   Jul-11-04 10:46 AM   #23 
  - "The Ends Justify The Means"  TahitiNut   Jul-11-04 11:15 AM   #30 
  - Here is what I think  Freya   Jul-11-04 11:15 AM   #31 
  - are you kidding?  pop goes the weasel   Jul-11-04 11:31 AM   # 
  - Depends on the attack  Freya   Jul-11-04 11:37 AM   #37 
  - All the more reason to hold the election  rfkrocks   Jul-11-04 11:43 AM   #38 
  - <sigh>  Freya   Jul-11-04 11:46 AM   #41 
     - If  pop goes the weasel   Jul-11-04 12:23 PM   #58 
     - No - YOU are the one thinking like a repuke - and that is far from  TankLV   Jul-11-04 04:41 PM   #115 
  - If, for some reason,there happened to be a nuclear attack in this  acmavm   Jul-11-04 11:52 AM   #44 
  - What Tommy Frank said.......  serryjw   Jul-11-04 12:52 PM   #67 
  - Remember:  fdr_hst_fan   Jul-11-04 01:07 PM   #75 
  - Yeah, what I want to know is: isn't it their JOB to make sure it DOESN'T  belle   Jul-11-04 05:21 PM   #123 
  - As with the possibility  pop goes the weasel   Jul-11-04 12:00 PM   #49 
  - Who HAS this nuke,  fdr_hst_fan   Jul-11-04 01:04 PM   #74 
  - No expert is foreseeing a "Little Boy" attack by terrorists.  Hoping4Change   Jul-12-04 09:50 AM   #166 
  - You've come up with a very convincing  SheilaT   Jul-11-04 12:03 PM   #52 
  - and they already tested the "power glitches"  seekthetruth   Jul-11-04 01:13 PM   #79 
  - nope  antfarm   Jul-11-04 12:53 PM   #68 
  - You all miss a basic point here  DainBramaged   Jul-11-04 04:04 PM   #104 
  - Neither Robert E Lee  rfkrocks   Jul-11-04 11:31 AM   #34 
  - Different situation  Freya   Jul-11-04 11:43 AM   #39 
     - Excuse me  rfkrocks   Jul-11-04 11:45 AM   #40 
     - So you change the subject  Freya   Jul-11-04 11:47 AM   #42 
        - Did I change the subject  rfkrocks   Jul-11-04 11:53 AM   #45 
        - Nope  Freya   Jul-11-04 11:59 AM   #48 
        - so under the Freya state  rfkrocks   Jul-11-04 12:17 PM   #56 
           - Nope  Freya   Jul-11-04 12:48 PM   #65 
        - I would vote at the regular time...  PoohStuff   Jul-11-04 12:38 PM   #61 
           - Pooh-good points  rfkrocks   Jul-11-04 12:46 PM   #63 
           - Thank You RF  PoohStuff   Jul-11-04 12:56 PM   #71 
           - Exactly  pop goes the weasel   Jul-11-04 01:03 PM   #73 
           - To suggest that the government  SheilaT   Jul-11-04 05:27 PM   #126 
              - Who says I'm assuming anything?  pop goes the weasel   Jul-11-04 08:58 PM   #135 
           - Great Post  oldcoot   Jul-11-04 05:05 PM   #120 
        - London  tinrobot   Jul-11-04 12:20 PM   #57 
        - OUR NATION'S CAPITOL WAS BURNT TO THE GROUIND!  TankLV   Jul-11-04 04:46 PM   #116 
     - We were in the middle  fdr_hst_fan   Jul-11-04 01:12 PM   #78 
  - I say bullshit to this. This is exactly what Bush wants and he will  Th1onein   Jul-11-04 01:23 PM   #84 
  - In the event of a delayed election  jpak   Jul-11-04 01:39 PM   #87 
  - Not to mention such loyal opposition stallwarts like Lieberman and Miller!  TankLV   Jul-11-04 04:49 PM   #118 
  - No!  mountainvue   Jul-11-04 11:01 PM   # 
  - I am wearing the tinfoil.  frank frankly   Jul-11-04 11:36 AM   #36 
  - If this happens I'll be  Radical Activist   Jul-11-04 11:55 AM   #46 
  - Karl Rove wants one month photo-op delay to capitalize on tragedy AGAIN  jackstraw45   Jul-11-04 12:01 PM   #50 
  - Time to bust out the  mountainvue   Jul-11-04 11:09 PM   #152 
  - All the more incentive to conclude any criminal or impeachment action  Dover   Jul-11-04 12:03 PM   #53 
  - Several points here.  SheilaT   Jul-11-04 12:16 PM   #54 
  - elections  pop goes the weasel   Jul-11-04 12:32 PM   #60 
     - strange  pop goes the weasel   Jul-11-04 12:54 PM   #70 
     - I don't believe any other  SheilaT   Jul-11-04 05:24 PM   #125 
        - Some people are easy to scare  pop goes the weasel   Jul-11-04 09:15 PM   #136 
  - Interesting Freeper thread on point.  spotbird   Jul-11-04 12:17 PM   #55 
  - YES...GO read it......some interesting.......and humorous  serryjw   Jul-11-04 01:14 PM   #80 
  - Real conservatives have respect for the Constitution  neverborn   Jul-12-04 12:26 AM   #157 
  - It's hard to judge by Freerepublic...  flewellyn   Jul-11-04 06:24 PM   #130 
  - There are Freepers Who'd Be Glad to Eliminate Elections  mondo joe   Jul-11-04 11:13 PM   #153 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-04 12:47 PM   #64 
  - here we go...  seekthetruth   Jul-11-04 01:07 PM   #76 
  - And if there is rioting, expect martial law.  Minstrel Boy   Jul-11-04 01:19 PM   #81 
  - And who would ENFORCE martial law?  wjsander   Jul-11-04 01:26 PM   #85 
  - Don't bet on it:  fdr_hst_fan   Jul-11-04 01:23 PM   #82 
     - Code Name "Girls Gone Wild"  foo_bar   Jul-11-04 01:54 PM   #89 
  - If they try to pull a stunt like that  burrowowl   Jul-11-04 01:50 PM   #88 
  - Look! One Lantern hangs in the belfry of the Old North Church!  HereSince1628   Jul-11-04 02:48 PM   #90 
  - "I had a little horsey named Paul Revere....just me and my horsey  tom_paine   Jul-11-04 04:09 PM   #105 
  - When does "if an attack takes place" morph into "if an attack MIGHT take  milkyway   Jul-11-04 03:01 PM   #91 
  - I think that those were contemporaneous events  HereSince1628   Jul-11-04 05:14 PM   #122 
  - So, if they dare try and pull this crap,  playahata1   Jul-11-04 03:03 PM   #92 
  - Hoping this is just a trial balloon...  Wednesdays   Jul-11-04 03:03 PM   #93 
  - Do we really need elections in America?  Rex   Jul-11-04 03:06 PM   #94 
  - There's a big fat States' Rights issue here.  struggle4progress   Jul-11-04 03:49 PM   #96 
  - Well, if September 2001 is any indication...  Wednesdays   Jul-11-04 04:01 PM   #103 
  - Patriot Acts  midwayer   Jul-11-04 04:19 PM   #108 
  - I don't have time right now to reexamine "Patriot Act" but ...  struggle4progress   Jul-11-04 10:51 PM   #148 
  - I heard that, the net was kind of like a wasetland for a few weeks there  nolabels   Jul-11-04 05:34 PM   #128 
  - Forewarned is forearmed:  struggle4progress   Jul-11-04 11:01 PM   #151 
  - struggle4progress  midwayer   Jul-11-04 04:16 PM   #107 
     - I heard this  midwayer   Jul-11-04 04:30 PM   #111 
     - See #148. eom  struggle4progress   Jul-11-04 10:53 PM   #149 
  - A vote for anybody is a vote for the terrorists. Support America--don't  milkyway   Jul-11-04 03:49 PM   #97 
  - Sounds Logical....Scary  iamjoy   Jul-11-04 03:51 PM   #98 
  - this is terrifying...  The Nation   Jul-11-04 03:53 PM   #100 
  - GREAT REPORTING!! Minstrelman!  Chicago Democrat   Jul-11-04 04:00 PM   #101 
  - Can't say all us "tinfoilers" didn't warn you all!  TankLV   Jul-11-04 04:27 PM   #110 
  - I told everyone in my family  inanna   Jul-11-04 04:40 PM   #114 
  - This cannot be allowed to happen  AlFrankenFan   Jul-11-04 05:03 PM   #119 
  - Bingo!  HereSince1628   Jul-11-04 05:23 PM   #124 
  - I knew it  DaveSZ   Jul-11-04 05:29 PM   #127 
  - IMAGINARY WIND IS SCARY  T4tyra   Jul-11-04 05:44 PM   #129 
  - I would still show up to vote on November 2nd in a form of protest.  Zynx   Jul-11-04 06:27 PM   #131 
  - Has anybody thought about  SenatorBulworth   Jul-11-04 06:48 PM   #134 
     - I think the repukes are encouraging AQ to attack however  Hoping4Change   Jul-12-04 10:10 AM   #167 
  - Which side of the tinfoil goes out ward?  Bo   Jul-11-04 06:37 PM   #132 
  - I hate to say "I told you so" but I told you so ......  maggrwaggr   Jul-11-04 06:45 PM   #133 
  - Sucks to be right,  Minstrel Boy   Jul-11-04 09:23 PM   #137 
     - yup. Over and over ........  maggrwaggr   Jul-11-04 11:41 PM   #155 
  - We lived through the Cold War, with a global threat of annhilation...  Crachet2004   Jul-11-04 09:28 PM   #138 
  - We will take to the streets.  gauguin57   Jul-11-04 09:33 PM   #139 
  - And they will take us to "Reeducation Camps", or in their venacular,  Robeson   Jul-11-04 10:09 PM   #140 
  - Oh Shit! San Antonio news covering this now, trying to scare  Ilsa   Jul-11-04 10:20 PM   #141 
  - Tha manual says:  nolabels   Jul-11-04 10:43 PM   #146 
  - I brought this up right after the Patriot Act was signed into law...  Media_Lies_Daily   Jul-11-04 10:39 PM   #143 
  - How scared can they make us? Fitting duty for any Dept named "Homeland".  TacticalPeak   Jul-11-04 11:13 PM   #154 
  - My Fear  Gore1FL   Jul-12-04 01:10 AM   #159 
  - Yes, the "tinfoilers" did get it right  illuminaughty   Jul-12-04 02:53 AM   #160 
  - No disrespect to pirates  cstruthers   Jul-12-04 03:56 AM   #161 
  - Repukes have wreaked havoc that won;t be easily fixed.  Hoping4Change   Jul-12-04 10:16 AM   #168 
     - I don't think they can do it legally  Nancy Waterman   Jul-12-04 10:39 AM   #169 
        - It isn't in the constitution, it's in Title 3 of the U.S. code  Walt Starr   Jul-12-04 12:53 PM   #171 
  - are you people crazy?!  American liberal   Jul-12-04 12:51 PM   #170 
  - Sorry dude, but.....  Robeson   Jul-12-04 03:31 PM   #177 
  - Who's 'they'?  GinaMaria   Jul-12-04 01:16 PM   #172 
  - Judging from GOP history, election interference will be much subtler than  AirAmFan   Jul-12-04 02:05 PM   #175 
  - The News is already in Latin America as a given!!!!!  Bo   Jul-12-04 01:27 PM   #173 
  - 'THEY want to interfere w the elections'. Re-read the lead-in quote from  AirAmFan   Jul-12-04 01:45 PM   #174 
  - A scenario  stopping by   Jul-12-04 02:47 PM   #176 
  - Your scenario is false  Walt Starr   Jul-12-04 03:36 PM   #178 
     - That could give a State legislature a heck of a lot of power  stopping by   Jul-12-04 04:18 PM   #180 
        - Yep, sure could. A State Legislature could even determine  Walt Starr   Jul-12-04 04:25 PM   #181 
  - There was no suspension in 1864 during the friggin' civil war! Lincoln:  Emillereid   Jul-12-04 04:52 PM   #182 
 

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