If you can’t steal it, cancel it?

With Dubya’s approval rates sinking to record lows, and polls showing him behind Kerry, is there any doubt that his gang will pull the same kind of vote-stealing shenanigans they did four years ago? Well, maybe they won’t. Apparently they have a fallback plan in case he gets so far behind it doesn’t even look stealable. According to an Associated Press story, the head of the Federal Election Assistance Commission (appointed by Bush, which gives that title a real Orwellian sound), the government needs to establish guidelines for canceling or rescheduling elections if terrorists strike the United States again. What would constitute an attack serious enough to cancel elections? I guess that depends on how bad the poll numbers are.

One Reply to “If you can’t steal it, cancel it?”

  1. The continued assaults this president (and I use the term loosely) has made on our Constitutionally protected rights are downright frightening. Lincoln declared in 1864 that to postpone elections because of the Civil War would be an admission that our system had failed. He had the courage to believe in Democracy and, of course, was re-elected. Four years ago, I would have dismissed this possibility with a light hearted chuckle. Now, I’m not so sure. Great web site, by the way.

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