Skip to comments.NYS Board Of Elections: Itís Possible Voting May Be Permitted Beyond Tuesday
Posted on 11/03/2012 7:30:28 AM PDT by tsowellfan
New York state law allows for an extra day of voting if turnout is drastically suppressed because of a natural disaster like Superstorm Sandy. That could potentially postpone state, congressional and even presidential election results beyond Tuesdays Election Day.
State Board of Elections spokesman John Conklin confirmed Friday that the law permits election commissioners to create a second day of voting if the turnout in any county is less than 25 percent of the total number of registered voters...
(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...
Already counted as Dem. won’t matter.
Ohio’s absentee delay is more troubling.
Vote as long as you please.
Won’t affect the outcome of the presidential election at all since NY is already in the bag for Bonzo. Joisey too.
But a few House elections could be swung to the Rats, given extra time to commit their massive vote fraud.
I see something very interesting in this, Romney nails 320 EVs by 11pm eastern and NYS wants to keep voting, Obamabots don;t vote and we flip a few Congressonal seats based on this. I would think the Democrats would howl at this, this idiot should keep his mouth shut and watch what you wish for. But then again Democrats are not the brightest bunch, they are hanging their enthusiasm on a guy who predicts baseball games.
violates the constitution
Oh, Hail NO!
It won’t matter. We’ll know the results of the other states before that. New York is Obama’s unless they get pissed at him enough and put it in Romney’s column.
Down ticket races do matter, specifically for the State Senate and Congress. That could spell disaster for Republicans.
They cannot legally change the date for the presidential election.
Yep. This story shows one reason why the Electoral College is so valuable. Any funny business in one state can only affect that one state.
maybe for State elections, but I doubt they can for a Federal election.
Wouldn’t make a difference anyways
Each state can run the election anyway they want. The key is that the state has to convene and certify their electoral votes in roughly six weeks. There’s roughly ten days after that for the certified votes to be recognized in DC and fully end the entire process.
Each state has the right to determine the Presidential election by its own legislative process...it’s own state house/senate. No one dares to do that today....but it’s always in their hip pocket.
Yeah, those high school history teacher never mentioned these parts of the process because it never comes up as a topic.
I don’t think so. I believe the Constitution is clear.
Already counted as Dem. wont matter.
Ohios absentee delay is more troubling.
If Romney wins PA then OH doesn’t even matter...
Romneys Pennsylvania push not a mirage
The left and the Obama campaign have been pooh-poohing the notion that Mitt Romney has any chance of winning Pennsylvania, despite devoting millions of dollars in ads and visits by the candidate himself to the state this weekend. David Axelrod has gone so far as to say he will shave his moustache off if Romney takes the Keystone State.
But there is a method to Mitts supposed madness, as Jay Cost so ably explains:
Broad context: PA outside of Philly County has been trending red for 20 years. It has so far been checked by Dem turnout in Philly County, but Philly Countys population has been flat. So turnout increases in the county are from turnout machines/enthusiasm alone. At some point, that could breakdown.
(a) Total PA turnout is up 3% over 2008. Philly County comprises 11.5% of total PA electorate (similar to 2004, less than 2008).
(b) Romney wins non-Philly county 54-46. (Slightly better than Bush 04, who won 52.5 to 47.5)
Obama MUST net 433k votes out of Philly County to win. In 2008 he netted 478k votes. In 2004 Kerry netted 410k votes. In 2000 Gore netted 350k votes.
Tweak the assumptions to lower Philly turnout, increase non-Philly turnout, increase Romney share of non-Philly. And Keystone State goes red.
The electorate has changed since 2008 in several states, including Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Colorado. These states are all trending red and liberals may be in a for a very rude surprise on Wednesday morning.
Don’t ignore the facts that the hardest hit areas in NY are Staten Island, which votes about 80 percent Republican (the top-heavy vote there offsets Manhattan and Brooklyn, enabling Guiliani and Nanny Bloomberg to win the mayoralty), the south shore of Queens and Brooklyn (represented by Rep. Turner in Congress) and Nassau and Suffolk County (more 50/50 but the shore areas more heavily trend Republican). I really don’t think it will make any difference - ain’t no way Romney carries the State of New York and there are no Rep. congressthings in danger of losing in those areas.
Not worried about OH absentees. It won’t be that close.
Congress determines the day, the states decide the manner. Not sure if an extension is the same as changing the date. That would be for the courts to decide I suppose. But I thought the article said they are allowed to extend it only one day. I see this backfiring on the Dems.
Romney will have run by then, and NY will be irrelevant.
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