[extropy-chat] Politics: US talks of suspending elections
dgc at cox.net
Mon Jul 12 19:44:03 UTC 2004
Adrian Tymes wrote:
>--- Dan Clemmensen <dgc at cox.net> wrote:
>>My first reaction: The senior people in the Bush
>>demonstrated a profound ignorance of the US
>>constitution, and it
>>underlying principles. This is merely the most
>>recent and most egregious
>Umm...Samantha said *the press* are talking about it.
>Do you have a single specific instance of *the Bush
>administration* talking about it?
>Bush has done enough things to be worth voting him out
>of office, without attributing to him violations he
>has not in fact even contemplated yet. The case
>against him is far stronger if it relies only on the
>truth, just like most such cases.
From the first hit at google news:
"[Newsweek] cited unnamed sources who said the Department of Homeland
Security asked the Justice Department for advice last week.
/Newsweek/ said DeForest Soaries, chairman of the U.S. Election
Assistance Commission, wants Ridge to ask Congress to pass legislation
giving the government power to cancel or reschedule a federal election.
Soaries said New York suspended primary elections on the day of the
Sept. 11 attacks, but the federal government does not appear to have
Recall my third reaction: what should we do if someone nukes Washington
on election day? As horrible as it sounds, our society really does need
to answer this question.
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