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Could Hurricane Sandy affect the outcome of the election?




US President Barack Obama leaves after speaking to the press in the briefing room of the White House October 29, 2012 in Washington following a briefing in the Situation Room on the status of Hurricane Sandy as it approaches the Atlantic coast of the United States.
US President Barack Obama leaves after speaking to the press in the briefing room of the White House October 29, 2012 in Washington following a briefing in the Situation Room on the status of Hurricane Sandy as it approaches the Atlantic coast of the United States.
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Hurricane Sandy isn’t the first natural disaster to affect an election. Research has shown that when disaster strikes, it’s not good news for the incumbent.

We’ll look at how severe weather can influence the electorate.