Postponement of U.S. election considered: Newsweek
Monday, July 12, 2004 at 12:05 JST
NEW YORK — U.S. authorities, concerned about a possible strike by the al-Qaida network inside the United States this fall, are reviewing a proposal that could allow for the postponement of the November presidential election in the event of such an attack, Newsweek magazine reported in its latest edition to be issued on Monday.
The prospect that al-Qaida might seek to disrupt the U.S. election was a major factor behind last week's terror warning by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Ridge and other counterterrorism officials concede they have no intel