I want to start by offering my sincerest condolences to those struggling with the loss of power, property and, worst of all, life from Hurricane Sandy. We must remember that an election, while important, is not as important as people. There are a lot of things you can do to help with disaster relief – things as small as giving blood locally and as big as going out to help with clean up. For information on how to help or to donate, visit the Red Cross hurricane page here.
Now when it comes to the election, many began to wonder if the election date would be moved. This seems incredibly unlikely, although certain counties could change polling locations if your local site was destroyed. Even some of the hardest hit places in New Jersey don’t seem to be phased. The election has been placed on the back burner while officials are concerned with flooding and clean up, but in a recent CNN article, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie (R) said “the election will take care of itself.”
In my opinion, there are two factors which could actually impact the election, and they’re things that BOTH parties should be worried about.