Re: De Soaries in the news

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Sat Jul 17 2004 - 10:23:33 CDT

Here's what Abraham Lincoln said about the possibility of canceling
elections in 1864 with the confederate army 5 miles from DC:

http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb2/index.php?blog=6&title=lincoln_1864

(that was, I believe, found by voting activist and all-around
powerhouse, Jody Holder)

Joe

On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 21:05:21 -0700, Edward Cherlin <cherlin@pacbell.net> wrote:
> Voting Official Seeks Terrorism Guidelines
>
> The government needs to establish guidelines for canceling or
> rescheduling elections if terrorists strike the United States
> again, says the chairman of a new federal voting commission.
>
> Such guidelines do not currently exist, said DeForest B. Soaries,
> head of the voting panel.
>
> Conspiracies, anyone?
>
> There is a real question here. In particular, 9/11 was a local
> election day, and there was no law about rescheduling the
> election. However, De Soaries has the common Washington
> foot-in-mouth disease and tin ear for political nuance. How did
> cancellation get in here?
> --
> Edward Cherlin
> Generalist & activist--Linux, languages, literacy and more
> "A knot! Oh, do let me help to undo it!"
> --Alice in Wonderland
> http://cherlin.blogspot.com
>

-- 
Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
http://pobox.com/~joehall/
blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb2/
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