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Professors Winkler and Lowenstein Discuss Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Election in Politico Article
October 30, 2012 -- Professors Adam Winkler and Daniel Lowenstein commented on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the upcoming presidential election in a Politico article.
“Whether the election can be postponed or not is a legal black hole,” said Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles. “There’s very little precedent for such an act.”
One primary issue is that any weather bad enough to postpone an election would likely have to be catastrophic in scale, UCLA Center for the Liberal Arts and Free Institutions Director Daniel Lowenstein wrote to POLITICO in an email.
“There is always likely to be some bad weather somewhere and various other kinds of problems on election day,” he said. “To warrant any kind of postponement of the election, it would have to be truly extraordinary and pretty widespread.”
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