Bolstered by the recent manslaughter convictions of seven Italian scientists who failed to predict an earthquake that took more than three hundred lives, the Voting Rights Division of the Department of Justice is preparing a case against the National Weather Service for steering Hurricane Sandy towards vulnerable, heavily Democratic areas in the northeastern United States just days before the 2012 Presidential elections.
The lawsuit has been confirmed by three anonymous sources within the Department, including one not on the environmental services staff.
Latest updates suggest that the megastorm will create, “a natural horror show of high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and maybe snow to the west beginning early Sunday, peaking with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday and lingering past Halloween on Wednesday.” Pre-storm estimates suggest that damage from the storm could range between $1 -$5 billion, but could easily range higher.
There are fears within the Administration that lingering damage from the storm could make it difficult for Democratic voters to vote early and often, significantly reducing turnout and depressing the popular vote totals the Administration was going to use to argue for a “stolen election.”
In addition, the Administration fears that the inundation of low-lying coastal areas and heavy erosion expected may destroy entire cemeteries as Hurricane Floyd did in North Carolina in 1999. While most caskets were recovered from that storm, some voters were never recovered.