posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 03:38 PM
The answer as stated by others is only if the President declares martial law. This suspends the protections afforded under the Constitution.
If the Presedent doesn't declare martial law then the answer is no based on Amendment XXII of the Constitution which was ratified after the four term
presidency of F.D.R. which states:
Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as
President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more
than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall
not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative
from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.
Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of
three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress.
If the Presidents maximum term has been completed and a terror attack happens stopping voters from going to the poles on election day then the
Congress will appoint a President based on Amendment XX which states the course of action in Section 3:
Section 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives
at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their
successors shall then begin
Section. 3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall
become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have
failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide
for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the
manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.