Re: De Soaries in the news

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sat Jul 17 2004 - 10:28:43 CDT

Dang it! I wish I had that on Tues. I was asked about it at the Utah press
conference. I said something like, "I have not heard of that but I think
it's unlikely election will be postponed or cancelled" (the press
conference went very well anyway, I believe)

Alan D.

> 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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