IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
If, on November 2, Kerry is ahead in key battleground states, then Bush will announce an imminent terrorist threat in California and maybe Washington state.
By 5 p.m. EST (2 p.m. on the Pacific Coast), Bush HQ will know whether Kentucky and Indiana—key states—are lost. If it looks like they are going down the drain, then the White House will flash the go-ahead, and the U.S. Northern Command (which has military jurisdiction over the U.S.) will, along with the Homeland Security Department and California authorities, declare an imminent terrorist threat.
Wayne Madsen, whom the Village Voice identifies as a former National Security Agency employee during the Reagan administration and currently a journalist, sketches a scenario about possibly postponing the vote if there is a "terrorist attack."
Easily dismissed out of hand as the stuff that happens in Third World nations, I might have thought the same of our 2000 election.