In a dramatic development last night, 4E Democrats claimed that Republican rules lawyers were attempting to make the US election a single encounter, rather than a series of linked but separate encounters. It's thought they are arguing for this to maintain Sarah Palins divine buffs she received from the 13th level Thomas Muthee, a cleric currently following the Witchfinder paragon path.
An Obama minion known only as 'H' was quoted as saying "Ever since we converted from 3.5 the Goppies have been powergaming the fact that powers last until the end of an encounter, rather than n turns. Here we draw a line in the sand and say no more. Actually technically it's a wall aoe, but you know what I mean."