Early Voting Resumes in Wake of Sandy

Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 10:00 AM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Fears that Hurricane Sandy would slow or delay voting in the presidential election have subsided with the storm. The storm’s biggest effect appears to be in early voting but even there officials say the time lost will be made up before Election Day Nov. 6.

The biggest concern now seems to be to restore power so voting machines will operate. Over 1 million people lost power in Pennsylvania but a spokesman for Secretary of State Carol Aichele told The Washington Post, “Things have improved dramatically. There could be a precinct here or there that could be impacted, but the early reports we’re hearing are pretty good.”

Talk of rescheduling Election Day seems to be just that, talk. Congress has established the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November as the date for federal elections. Attempts by the states to alter that would no doubt lead to lawsuits, court fights, and charges of playing politics with the electoral process.

In Ohio, considered a bellwether for how the election may play out, the storm that hit the state’s western edge has so far had little effect. In Virginia, some precincts that were conducting in-person absentee voting were closed on Tuesday, according to the Post, but later opened for business in areas that went for President Barack Obama four years ago.

In North Carolina, which is leaning towards GOP challenger Mitt Romney, the Post reported that of 300 locations for early voting, just three were closed Tuesday.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ferguson Prosecutor: Some Witnesses Were 'Not Telling the Truth'

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 22:48 PM

Some witnesses who appeared before the grand jury investigating the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown were " . . .

Judge Dismisses Suit on Oklahoma Execution Access

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 22:40 PM

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by media organizations seeking greater access to the execution of Ok . . .

GOP Lawmakers Write Obama on Power Plant Pollution Regulations

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 22:06 PM

Ninety-six Republican lawmakers have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to drop the Environmental Protection  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved