Mike Huckabee News
Nov 01 2012
The widespread storm damage and possible longterm power outages have a lot of people wondering if next Tuesday’s election will be postponed. It’s not likely, since it would take an act of Congress, and that would prolong the election season longer than most people could stand. But if the storm does depress voting in states along the East Coast, how would it affect the outcome? Local races would definitely be affected, but the Presidential race probably not at much. Ironically, it’s Democrats who want to do away with the Electoral College. But thanks to that, blue states would get just as much say over the election, no matter what their vote total. Under the national popular vote that the left prefers, a hurricane in the blue states might result in a Republican landslide.
Early voting could also blunt the storm’s effects. More Americans are taking advantage of that. According to the latest Gallup poll, 15 percent of registered voters had already cast their ballots by last Sunday, and 33 percent say they plan to vote early. Early voting usually benefits Democrats, but this year may prove the exception. Gallup found that among those who said they’ve already voted, Romney leads Obama by 52 to 45 percent. Sounds like a lot of Republicans expect the lines on Election Day to vote for Romney to look like the lines for a sandwich on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. Not that a lot of Republicans would mind standing in line for either one.