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Statement on Homeland Security Plan to Postpone Election Day

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Pelosi Statement on Homeland Security Plan to Postpone Election Day

Washington, D.C.-House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today regarding news reports that the Department of Homeland Security is proposing changes to federal election laws that could postpone Election Day as part of its contingency planning for terrorist attacks:

"The Department of Homeland Security should not instill fear or inject uncertainty into the election. If Bush Administration officials have any evidence that would warrant considering postponing the election, they should immediately share it with the Congress. Otherwise, they should disavow this fear-mongering.

"Instead of focusing on changing the date of the election, the Department of Homeland Security should focus on reducing the risk of an attack.

"We should be an example for democracies around the world, and that means holding our elections as scheduled."

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