The BBC reports:
«The Bush administration is reported to be investigating the possibility of postponing the presidential election in the event of a terror attack.
US counter-terrorism officials are examining what steps would be needed to permit a delay, Newsweek reports.
Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge last week warned al-Qaeda was planning to attack the US to disrupt the poll but conceded he had no precise information.
A senior Democrat in Congress has said talk of postponement is "excessive".
Abraham Lincoln was urged by some aides to suspend the election of 1864 - during the US Civil War - but despite the expectation that he would lose, he refused.
"The election is a necessity," Lincoln said. "We cannot have a free government without elections; and if the rebellion could force us to forgo, or postpone, a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered us." »
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