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Old 10-28-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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With the likely hood this storm is going to knock out power and trees plus snow there is no way it will be all cleared by the time of the elections and could effect the elections.
Not only presidential but state, and local elections in the north east the voters will be unable to cast their vote. Not all states in the north east have early voting and they need a delay in the elections for a month to give the voters a chance to exercise their constitutional right.
Plus this will free up our first responders including power crews many who are coming from other states far as mid west to help our beloved citizens in north east and will not be home during the elections

In the 200 some years of this country has congress, president ever postpone election due to natural disaster? If not now is the time.



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Old 10-28-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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If it means Romney could win, then absolutely postpone the election!
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Romney isn't going to win any of the states effected by this storm, except maybe New Hampshire.

I'm not expecting much out of a cat 1 storm.

We'll see.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Ain't none O' that weatha' gonna stop no real yankee's from getting out to vote. Maybe the way i think of North East has been compromised. Maybe NY is a part of the north east and after that New England IS.....

A little snow in New England is no big event., nor rain nor wind...... Oh Well And up here in NH we don't really want Obama anyway......

He's had his chance and ruined it...... It's time to let the other guy have his chance....... We don't need another 4 more years of failed policy.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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No, this storm will have little to no effect on the election....it will however have an effect on people getting to work this Monday and maybe Tuesday.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Loss power and down trees,will keep away the voters. This storm has about same strength as last year Hurricane Irene that consist of inland flooding, down trees and power lines and will effect all from Maryland to Maine.

It took weeks to restore power after Irene.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Loss power and down trees,will keep away the voters. This storm has about same strength as Hurricane Irene that consist of inland flooding, down trees and power lines. last year and will effect all from Maryland to Maine.

Its not going to be that bad. I've worked Hurricane clean up on the gulf coast, and I worked the Tornado outbreak in Alabama also.

I knew a few guys who went up to conneticut after that storm, and their words were, "This has got to be the worst electrical grid I have seen in America in my life".

I was scheduled to go up there as well, but it was seen that the storm was so minor within a day, that no further outside assistance was needed.

A Cat 1 storm just isn't that bad.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: 44.9800° N, 93.2636° W
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Cat 1 + cold front = bad

It could have an impact on Pennsylvania which has a better chance of going Red than say, NY.

What would be the best thing possible (and I dont even know the legality of it) is if the storm comes through and its awful, if both campaigns used their remaining funding to provide people access to the polls. Rent out school buses, etc. Do this in the name of democracy....absolutely nothing indicating Obama paid for this or Romney paid for this. Just a way for people to be able to exercise their right to vote.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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Romney will win because he is the better candidate, it will have nothing to do with the storm.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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Loss power and down trees,will keep away the voters. This storm has about same strength as Hurricane Irene that consist of inland flooding, down trees and power lines. last year and will effect all from Maryland to Maine.

It took weeks to restore power after Irene.
I agree. After a big dangerous storm like this one is forecast to be, it's not unusual for power to be out for a week or more. People forget about how difficult life can be without electricity!
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