Thursday, December 01, 2016
"Designated Survivor" explores how a terror poison attack could disrupt an election
ABC’s “Designated Survivor” on Wednesday night Nov. 30, aired, in an episode titled “The Results”, an idea that does sound like a legitimate risk that our system of elections runs.
A special election is held to replace the members of Congress killed in the attack on the Capitol in the opening Pilot. But then, in Kansas City, there is an attack on a polling place with(castor bean) ricin (I think the Russians have used this method to eliminate Putin’s opponents, just like using polonium), and at least one poll worker or “election judge” is killed. I used to volunteer as an election judge for $140 for an 18 hour day.
The new president has to decide whether to hold the election anyway.
Before the 2016 presidential election there were warnings of disruptions, but nothing quite like this.