Back in 1864 the US was under turmoil due to the Civil War. A Presidential election was set to take place that year and many people urged Abraham Lincoln to postpone the voting until things settled down.
Lincoln said: “The election is a necessity. We cannot have a free government without elections; and if the rebellion could force us to forgo, or postpone, a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered us.”
So while it is unprecedented, many people are now calling for the postponement of this years’ election due to the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, which brings us to this week’s Question of the Week:
In view of Hurricane Sandy’s unprecedented upheaval, should the American elections continue on Nov 6 with the possibility that many people will not vote, or be postponed?
Cast your vote over on the left-side column!