Well, It's Obvious That Election Day Is Going To Be Postponed In Much Of The US
States are not going to be able to vote that Tuesday. Power will be out, polling stations will be destroyed (at the least water damage), paper ballots will turn to pulp (they'd also have to fly those in). They'll have to find new locations to set up shop. That'll take forever. Machines will be destroyed as well. Watch Mittens win the election, a la 2000, with a storm and easy voter tampering this time due to weather. Where's Susan Harris? These are all Democratic states too. All the poor minorities will give up voting this cycle. They're homes and shit will be destroyed. They'll have more important things to do. Voter ID laws are meaningless thanks to Mother Nature interfering with the democratic process now.
Mittens and Mittens co are rejoicing.
I guess we won't have an elected president until a few weeks after Tuesday, Nov 6. So many states are not going to be able to hold a vote. I wonder if officials have thought about this yet.
Why couldn't red states be destroyed??!
Can they delay voting day?
More concern trolling? Ugh.
Get a grip, OP. MARY!
Are you crazy? Election is a week after the storm
And Shelley Winters will have to swim underwater to get to the voting booth.
I got notice that the election is going to be held over two days. Republicans on November 6th, and Democrats on November 7th. The email said it's due to heavy turnout, but that's just PR to hide that the storm is going to do more damage than they're telling us.
How convenient, R7.
Your scenario will guarantee that the Republican's vote COUNTS, and your vote DOES NOT COUNT.
Are you by any chance, African American, living in Florida or Ohio?
Republicans are lower than pond scum
Calm down there. The storm is headed to mainly blue states (NY, NJ, MD) where Obama has safe leads. Bad weather, and possible attendant low voter turnout, isn't going to put them in Romney's column.
Most of New England is safe for Obama. PA is a possible issue, but isn't the eastern part of that state (Philly and burbs) pretty safe for Obama? That's the part to be affected by the storm, not central/western PA or Pittsburgh where it might be an issue.
R7 - Not funny.
This isn't a blizzard rendering people immobile; it's a tropical rainstorm. As bad as it may be, by election day things will be functioning. And even if power is still out in scattered areas, they will figure out something to get those people to the polls. But the general election will happen on November 6 rain or shine.
And Obama will win, and Romney will lose.
An inane thread
The storm will be wrecking entire states. It will take weeks to clean it all up. The election will definitely be postponed. There's going to be all sort of issues, and both sides are going to want people flown there to watch that no funny business is taking place. People are going to have to start rebuilding. It's not going to be pretty. Voting could be the last thing many will do.
This storm is off the charts.
Someone should give R13 a sedative and then an enema
[quote] The election will definitely be postponed.
Sorry, but holding the Presidential Election on the first Tuesday of November, every four years, is a LAW, not an arbitrary date.
The only way it can be undone is if Congress or the President passes some sort of law to change postpone the election.
And don't you know how well THAT will go over with Republicans? Their fucking heads will EXPLODE!
Obama's a fraud! Obama's a cheat! Obama stole the eletion!
NO WAY this election will be postponed.
[quote] Voting could be the last thing many will do.
That's going to be THEIR problem. But all the votes will be counted, with or without Nor'Easters.
Whether or not East Coasters realize it, this election will go on with or without them.
It will be YOUR obligation to vote.
The question is, who will benefit from this scenario, Obama or Romney?
My guess is that it won't have much of an impact, because New York, New Jersey, and PA were most likely in the Obama column, so I don't see the electoral college being impacted at all.
OP, if you suffer from a nervous disorder or something diagnosed "mental" (as I do), I'll cut you a break; otherwise: are you, ha-ha, nuts? The storm is due THIS week. The ELection is NEXT week. I don't think even fucking Katrina, in its actual storm, lasted that long. If you mean you think the storm will be of a level to create flooding; other damage, and THAT will wreck election places: well, maybe that would cause a delay of 1 day or something. BUT: people can always vote absentee, AND if damage was that bad, I would think it would discourage a lot of people from voting: of course, that would be worse for Obama, perhaps. But I really don't think this country would allow an Electoin Day to be WAY-postponed.
Trying to keep it real here
The storm will hit somewhere between North Carolina and New England. 90% of the country will not be affected. Much of the 10% will just get wet. Idiots living on the beach or along rivers will all die of course, but that's not really that many people. No need to postpone.
So this is the governments brilliant plan, to mess up the weather so voting will be postponed til when Dec.21st right? Wow pretty desparate guys....
OP, even if part of your scenario is correct and people's homes and lives are wiped out, I think that will make them even more determined to get out and vote. When shit hits the fan, people tend to push aside the bullshit and focus on what's important. Any liberals affected will most likely realize that they NEED to ensure Obama is reelected if they want a future.
Have some faith in Americans. A lot of them are really good people.
Yours is really lame thread!
Again New Yorkers and your neighbors are not the center of the universe and the other 95% of us really don't give a shit if you can vote or not.
R15 is right.
After Hurricane Ike, electricity was out in much of Houston (over 50%) for 2 weeks. However, they can get generators to polling locations and I suspect they will, if needed.
If anything it will effect rural areas more than urban. I live across the street from my polling place in NYC.
>Where's Susan Harris?
Still suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, Rose.
Thanks for letting us know, r7, I;ll send out all mass emailing.
Did we vote?
They are still counting the votes in Ohio. It's not over.
They are still counting the votes in MY district.
COLONEL Allen West
Hey, OP? Don't quit your day job. I predict more embarrassment and ridicule if you do.
They have yet to count half a million votes in AZ.
no [r28] those results have been certified except in the bubble where Mr West lives