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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Zaac, Nov 1, 2012.
I guess this is news. :laugh:
Why is this news? I don't know anyone who is surprised by it.
That's what I thought too. i don't think he endorsed anyone last time so I don't know why he felt the need to this time, especially 5 days before the election.
Yes, that is earth shattering. Obama has a 100% chance of carrying the electors from New York. That would be like Rand Paul, Senator from Kentucky, endorsing Romney. Romney has a 100% chance of winning Kentucky.
I also think there is a 100% chance you will have nothing to post about starting November 7th.
I'm sure there will be plenty to post on. Lawsuits, fraud allegations, voter intimidation...the usual.
This may be especially true if some of the Eastern states have to post-pone the election because of storm related issues. Like not having a backup plan for electronic voting machines when they have no power.
Oh yeah, Obama has really made climate change a huge issue in his administration and also during his presidential campaign. And all those mentions during the debates, too.
Federal law requires states to appoint electors on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in every fourth year.
I think they actually have until mid-December, at least according to this:
Although states may reschedule a canceled or suspended election at their discretion (or according to their individual election laws), they must choose their presidential electors by the “safe harbor” deadline, which is six days before the Electoral College votes. This year, the Electoral College convenes on Dec. 17, which means that even if states do postpone their elections because of Sandy, they must choose their electors by Dec. 11.
With how events are happening in New York, the President might be wishing he had not received this endorsement at this time.
"Think Obama Wishes Bloomberg Would Have Kept That Endorsement to Himself?"
Excerpt from the article:
The Marathon must go on! Never mind that people are cold and there is a Noreaster coming and they have no power and no heat. Never mind that they are dumpster diving for food. The Marathon must go on!!! Never mind the rats, mold, sewer water, pestilence. The Marathon must go on. It's all very sickening.
Just heard on Fox News that hotels are refusing to kick out people who are staying in them because they've lost their homes.
Foreign visitors have reservations so they can participate in the Marathon and want the rooms. Apparently pressure is being put on hotels to have the rooms ready.
This needs confirmation, as I just heard the report. Here's the stats that may be applicable.