Judge Hirsch is at it again. This time with fingerprint evidence. The Herald article is here.
We're not really sure what he is up to, but the portion of the order acknowledging that just because something has been accepted and the issue appears well settled does not make it so, is an important philosophical point with implications well beyond our jobs.
Update: Early this morning the president's campaign informed us that he was canceling his joint appearance with President Clinton to handle storm related issues. Polls show the president behind slightly in the Sunshine State. If Obama wins Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida, or two of any of those three, game over. The polls remain super tight in almost every so called swing state. If Obama wins Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire and Nevada, he makes up for the loss of Florida and Wisconsin or Ohio puts him over the top. What all this means is that the road to an electoral college win is slightly easier or the president. Check out our post over the weekend and use the interactive tool to find out where early voting places are open near you.
What happens if the super storm knocks out power in NY, NJ, Virginia, Maryland and parts of Pennsylvania for more than ten days and electronic voting machines don't have power?
Can an election be delayed?
One thing is for certain: storm related issues have moved both campaigns off the east coast and into the mid-west. There will be no campaigning in Virginia (where a new poll shows the president taking a 4 point lead) North Carolina and New Hampshire. The candidates will have to focus their time in Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio because east coast cities affected by the storm cannot handle the motorcades and no one will show up anyway.
300,000 people have been evacuated from lower manhattan. Not only has trading suspended on the NYSE, but electronic trading of stocks has been suspended as well. That hasn't happened since the mid-1980's.
Have a great week. The Dolphins beat the j...e...t...s, so the week has to be a good one.