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U.S. Mulling How to Delay Nov. Vote in Case of Attack

U.S. counterterrorism officials are looking at an emergency proposal on the legal steps needed to postpone the November presidential election in case of an attack by al Qaeda, Newsweek reported on Sunday. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge warned last week that Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network may attack within the United States to try to disrupt the election. Ridge gestures after giving a tour of the Homeland Security Operations Center (HSOC) to Vice President Dick Cheney, in Washington, July 8, 2004.
(Photo by Shaun Heasley/Reuters)
(Photo by Shaun Heasley/Reuters)
Published on Sunday, July 11, 2004 by Reuters

U.S. Mulling How to Delay Nov. Vote in Case of Attack

WASHINGTON - U.S. counterterrorism officials are looking at an emergency proposal on the legal steps needed to postpone the November presidential election in case of an attack by al Qaeda, Newsweek reported  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5411741/site/newsweek/ on Sunday.

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge warned last week that Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network may attack within the United States to try to disrupt the election.

The magazine cited unnamed sources who told it that the Department of Homeland Security asked the Justice Department last week to review what legal steps would be needed to delay the election if an attack occurred on the day before or the day of the election.

The department was asked to review a letter to Ridge from DeForest Soaries, who is the chairman of the new U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the magazine said.

The commission was created in 2002 to provide funds to the states to the replace punch card voting systems and provide other assistance in conducting federal elections.

In his letter, Soaries pointed out that while New York's Board of Elections suspended primary elections in New York on the day of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, "the federal government has no agency that has the statutory authority to cancel and reschedule a federal election."

Soaries wants Ridge to ask Congress to pass legislation giving the government such power, Newsweek reported in its latest issue that hits the newsstands on Monday.

Homeland Security Department spokesman Brian Rochrkasse told the magazine the agency is reviewing the matter "to determine what steps need to be taken to secure the election."


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Voting Official Seeks Election Cancellation Process In Case Of 'Terrorism'
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/07/291986.shtml

DeForest B. Soaries, chairman of a new federal voting commission, says the government needs to establish guidelines for canceling or rescheduling elections if terrorists strike the United States again.

PLANS to cancel election day because of "terrorism"
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/06/291719.shtml

Election news that won't surprise any of you
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/07/291986.shtml

bu$h Junta Prepares to Blame al Qaeda for Election Cancellation
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/07/292413.shtml

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corrected links 11.Jul.2004 19:02

for above

original posted Reuters article:
 http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0711-07.htm

Election news that won't surprise any of you:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/07/292388.shtml

Where have you been? 12.Jul.2004 07:09

Spooks

The "Spooks" have been leaking information for months that the plans are set for a Bio attck in New York at the time of the Republican convention. It all depends on Bush's pole numbers. If it looks like he could loose the plan is probably a GO. Ideas have been floated in talk radio & other areas about options for suspending the constution. Run a search for: Rex 84. Its a plan to build concentration camps to hold the US population.The rail cars to transport people were made in Portland by Gunderson as a sub contractor for, I believe, Greenbriar. Also search for the: Model Health Powers Act. It gives Govenors & FEMA sweeping powers of arrest & seisure. These people are working from a set, written plan, that has taken decades to unfold.
PS. Have fun with their "pre planed nuclear war" in 2012.

They are using fear to try and control people! 12.Jul.2004 13:20

Bd

If people are full of fear, they are not willing to fight for justice, truth and democracy!

Always keep in mind that the lies that they spin are nothing but scare tactics used by governments for ages.

 link to www.m-w.com

It is our responsibility to fight them and keep watch over them so they can not cause the destruction of our democracy.

With 911 and the rest they have proven that they are willing to kill their own citizens in order to keep control over people, so keep this in mind when you have to fight the true enemy.



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