JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Election day is a week away, but with super storm Sandy blowing over the north east, voting could be a problem next Tuesday.
Currently 7.5 million people are without power because of hurricane Sandy. And it could take more than a week to get the lights back on. A total of 50 million people could be impacted by the storm. This could be a big factor for election day.
But both candidates say their main priority is rallying together as a country, for those impacted in the storm.
"I am not worried at this point about the impact on the election," said President Barack Obama. "I'm worried about the impact on families and I'm worried about the impact on our first responders, I'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation, you know, the election will take care of itself next week."
Mitt Romney also spoke about the need for our nation to pull together to face the disaster head on. "I'd like to ask you that are here today to think about making a contribution to the Red Cross or another relief agency, to be of help if you possibly can in any way you can imagine to help those who are in harm's way."
The storm has also halted the campaign for both candidates. President Obama called off a campaign stop in Florida yesterday. And he canceled his events in Wisconsin today. Governor Romney has also canceled rallies today in Ohio and Iowa.