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US mulls how to postpone vote if terrorists strike: report

US officials are considering ways to postpone the November 2 presidential poll if terrorists were to attack the United States near election time. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge on Friday warned that “al-Qaeda is moving forward with its plans to carry out a large-scale attack in the United States in an effort to disrupt our democratic process,” although he admitted US intelligence had no information about any specific plot. But unnamed counterterrorism officials told Newsweek they were considering a proposal to delay balloting in the event of an attack. The head of the new US Election Assistance Commission, DeForest Soaries Jr, wrote to Ridge urging him to ask Congress for emergency legislation that would allow his agency to reschedule the election if terrorists were to strike. Full Story

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