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The Groundwork is Being Laid

I know it's too early to claim the "I told you so!" bit, but I'm getting ready to say it.

U.S. Mulling How to Delay Nov. Vote in Case of Attack:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior House Democratic lawmaker was skeptical on Sunday of a Bush administration idea to obtain the authority to delay the November presidential election in case of an attack by al Qaeda,

U.S. counterterrorism officials are looking at an emergency proposal on the legal steps needed to postpone the presidential election in case of such an attack, Newsweek reported on Sunday.
Newsweek cited unnamed sources who told it that the Department of Homeland Security asked the Justice Departmen last week to review what legal steps would be needed to delay the vote if an attack occurred on the day before or on election day.

The department was asked to review a letter from DeForest Soaries, chairman of the new U.S. Election Assistance Commission, in which he asked Ridge to ask Congress for the power to put off the election in the event of an attack, Newsweek reported in its issue out on Monday.

Just in case anyone needs a refresher here it is.