( - promoted by mooncat)
With the devastation hurricane Sandy has brought to the East Coast (and on into the Mid-West), the suggestion of delaying the election has been tossed around. Now of course, in order to do so, the "do nothing" members of the 112th Congress would have to high-tail it to Washington to discuss it, then take a vote. That ain't gonna happen.
But. Given the current circumstances, a plan for a similar situation in the future might not be a bad idea. Whether you Democrat, Republican, Independent, or even one of those looney-tune Tea Party types, you should be allowed a reasonable chance to cast a ballot.
To that end, I think Governors should be allowed to delay an election in their state if a state of emergency is in place. Waiting a few extra days to see who wins is a small price to pay to make sure every vote counts.
Democracy was never meant to be a contest to see who can climb the 20' snow drifts or who has a rowboat to get to the polls. The days of the 20th century are long gone. Things change. We must learn to adapt.