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J. Jackson seeks to block New Orleans election

By jdclyde ·
And article in todays Detroit Free Press says that the "honourable" "Rev" Jesse Jackson was in town to try to get Detroiters to march in New Orleans to try to block the upcoming election.

The excuse is that it would not be a "fair" election because of all the people that have not "been able" to return to N.O.

Should all elections be put on hold, and if so, for how long?

I think from the way they responded to the disaster, the suner they can get someone(anyone) else in office, the better off the city will be.

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New Orleans Elections

by BFilmFan In reply to J. Jackson seeks to block ...

My question is can the government actually come up with enough polling places, registered voters, ability to count and control ballots, etc. to hold an election.

I don't think they can. I think there are several cities and counties on the Gulf Coast with the same issues.

The elections should be postponed until they can be held in a responsible manner. Some of the areas of the Gulf Coast still have a number of government buildings which aren't habitable.

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Are there guidelines to cover this?

by jdclyde In reply to New Orleans Elections

I would think there are rules for elections that would cover on if this can properly be done or not?

This isn't the first natural disaster to knock a city off a map and it won't be the last if people continue to build like idiots in high risk places.

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by TonytheTiger In reply to J. Jackson seeks to block ...

they have not "been able" to write in a request for an absentee ballot either. :) On the other hand, if you're not living there, it doesn't matter what the reason is, you should not be allowed to vote there.

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