Monday, July 12, 2004

'We don't do them'

Josh Marshall points to the best rationale as to why we don't need any new policy on election delays: "We don't do them."

The idea of needing to postpone a national election is preposterous. If we can have plans to collect taxes after a nuclear exchange with the USSR, then I think we can have an election without any delay after a terrorist attack.

One issue that does cause problems: electronic voting. No power, no voting. This is another reason to have printed ballots, at least as an alternative. Some of the electronic systems might have battery power to keep the polls open for a time, but do all of the systems have that ability?

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