Daily Archives: July 12, 2004

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Homeland Security asks Justice Department what legal steps would be needed to postpone election

Exclusive: Election Day Worries 19 July 2004 | Newsweek The prospect that Al Qaeda might seek to disrupt the U.S. election was a major factor behind last week’s terror warning by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Ridge and other counterterrorism officials concede they have no intel about any specific plots. But the success of March’s Madrid railway bombings in influencing the Spanish elections as well as intercepted “chatter” among Qaeda operatives has led analysts to conclude “they want to interfere with the elections,” says one official. As a result, sources tell NEWSWEEK, Ridge’s department last week asked the Justice Department’s […]