I was going to write something about all of this paranoia about the elections and the possibility of a postponement, but SMASH has already said everything that I wanted to say:
EARLIER THIS WEEK, rumors of a plan to postpone elections in the event of a major terrorist attack set off a flurry of op-eds and conspiracy theories about nefarious plans to “steal” the election.
This is silly.
I expect our government to be working to ensure that we have fair, secure, and on-time elections. I certainly hope that they are thinking about what to do in the event that a major terrorist attack, natural disaster, or other calamity results in thousands of people being unable to vote.
I read alot of weblogs and news sources each day, and I’ve seen a huge slew of people who believe that this is nothing short of an attempt by Bush and his team to steal the election.
And, undoubtedly, these are the same people who would be complaining if Bush won because thousands of Democrats in New York and/or California couldn’t get to the polls because of a terrorist attack.
Calm down people.