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US mulls postponed presidential vote if terror strikes

US authorities are mulling the logistics of postponing November’s presidential vote if terrorists attack the United States before election day, officials confirmed. The head of the new US Election Assistance Commission, DeForest Soaries, recently wrote a letter urging Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Tom Ridge to seek emergency congressional legislation that would allow his agency to reschedule the election if terror struck. A DHS spokesman said that the request had been forwarded to the US Department of Justice. “We forwarded the letter to the Department of Justice because the legal issue is appropriately addressed by them,” said Spokesman Brian Roehrkasse. “Nothing has been decided.” Full Story

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