] k wrote:
] ] I guess, at present, i'm leaning towards the opinion that
] ] voting is a duty, an act of patriotism even, and that if you
] ] have to do it during a time of danger or instability, then
] ] should suck it up and do it. I'm interested in other
] ] opinions, certainly... for now, I'm not ready to accept
] ] someone who isn't congress should be able to play this game.
] I don't agree. When terror attacks occur a great deal of time
] passes when emotions are extremely high and there is
] widespread confusion. This can, and has, impacted elections.
] People should make electoral choices when their minds are
] Imagine what would happen if there was a string of bombings of
] voting locations on election day?
] However, any way of addressing this issue should have a very
] clear structure. No more then a certain amount of delay should
] be allowed, and only under certain circumstances.
Interestingly, the CNN article states, "...there is no evidence that the bombings influenced the March 11 vote, ..." which was not the perception at the time.
RE: Officials discuss how to delay Election Day