As Hurricane Sandy heads toward land on the East Coast, the storm and its aftermath could lend an interesting twist to the upcoming general election–call it the “October surprise”–as some power outages could last into Election Day.
Hurricane Sandy’s track is projected to directly affect two swing states in the election—Pennsylvania and Virginia—with Ohio also in the storm’s path inward.
The storm will arrive about a week before Election Day, and widespread, long-term power outages are a possibility, based on recent trends and the severity of the storm.
This just got interesting.
Polls are indicating that, due to early voting, Obama has a slight lead over Romney.
And Romney is hedging his bets that winning Ohio will win him the presidency as he’s investing heavily in the state with advertising and campaigning. This storm will play precarious odds in determining if people will get to cast their vote for either candidate.
So, in essence, Sandy, an act of God if you want to call it that, may very well help determine the outcome of who will be in the White House the next 4 years.