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harrison Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:13 PM
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Okay, DUer's, if we have another terrorist attack right before the
election, and the election is called off, what will you do? Noticed on Buzzflash, this possibililty is being raised.

Remember, we had presidential elections during the civil war- when over 600,000 Americans died.


There is no excuse for not having elections, but Bush tries to pull the unfathomable, what will you do?

Maybe we ought to start a contingency plan here on DU on what to do. Do we take to the streets? What?

I am now to the point of believing this is a possiblity given what has happend the last three years.
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:14 PM
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1. Leave
I'm not to flattered with the two party system anyways, it's archaic. And the country proved in 2000 that it really doesn't care that its vote matters.

To be fair, I'm not patriotic or nationalistic in any sense though.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:15 PM
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2. Election can't be postponed or called off
It's in the Constitution.

And it wasn't called off during the Civil War, WWII, Korea or Vietnam.

Nice try, Bushies.
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For PaisAn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:18 PM
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5. Something violating the Constitution hasn't stopped them before
The election shouldn't be postponed or called off but it could be done by this gang.
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The Traveler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:17 PM
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3. Whoa, partner
DU is not the place to put together contingency plans on a matter of this kind. Doncha know this place is watched? Oolkay itay.

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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:17 PM
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4. With an executive order
Bush can try to do anything he wants.

On the other hand though, even Scalia and Rehnquist would be up in arms, and when that happens, look to Bush getting 6% of the vote...
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For PaisAn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:20 PM
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8. I doubt Scalia would be up in arms
After all, it was Scalia who said citizens do not have the guaranteed right to suffrage.
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xBobx804 Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:19 PM
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6. I am afraid of the results
We all know what happend in Spain, but I highly doubt that outcome will occure.

Im sad to say we would be powerless, It would swing the polls way in favor of GW. Lets hope this doesn't happen
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For PaisAn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:30 PM
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10. You're probably correct
Edited on Tue Apr-06-04 11:30 PM by For PaisAn
It most likely would have the opposite effect on Americans then it did on the people of Spain. The Spanish were strong in their resolve to reject Aznar and his decision to disregard the people and go with Bush, but we'd just crumble and bow to our "wartime" resident. If this administration knows nothing else, they certainly know how to capitalize on and promote fear.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:19 PM
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7. Don't really expect it will happen before election
There are too many computer voting systems in place. The arrogance of the malAdministration leads me to believe the fix is in.

If, however, their hackers and programmers fail, and Dems hit big in elections for Congressional seats, THEN duck and cover.

How is the movement going... the one to allow governors to appoint Senators and Congressmen in case some event knocks out the US congress. There was sure lots of energy put into making sure California got a GOP governor.

Have they found out who mailed the anthrax, the anthrax that was mailed to Dem congressmen only?

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chicagojoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:26 PM
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9. Angry mobs with pitch forks and torches. That'll teach 'em!!!
Edited on Tue Apr-06-04 11:31 PM by chicagojoe
And I'm not kidding !!! These clowns need a wake up call, and if they ever pulled some kind of stunt like cancelling an election, maybe a very, very rude public display of "extreme civil disobedience" will put these dorks in their place-- which would probably be cheneys' hidey-hole.
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For PaisAn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:31 PM
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11. The only thing that might work
n/t
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:42 PM
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12. Calling off the election might be a great way to get out the vote.
There''s nothing like taking something away to make it meaningful. "You don't know what you've got till it's gone."

Might get some tea dumped in the harbor, too.
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