As I read the rules, since the SE has more than one member, we are a Resional Association, and only SE CUP members may vote. But it may be that we don't technically have a "regional association" and the national membership can vote. Sam?
The SE branch of the CUPANA is a Regional Association, and therefore can conduct its own endorsements on any regional race. Cash can start votes on those races at any time he wishes to. It is under the five-day mark before an election, so I could have taken over the vote to be among National membership if I wanted to, but I didn't, so the long and short of it is this is a SE Regional Association endorsement to be conducted among the 4 SE Association members (me, Cash, htmldon and The PrezMex).
Since Dubya has a majority of the membership in support, he will win the endorsement anyway and this vote can be closed as soon as Cash wants to.
As a rule, any National Association votes will be opened by me, any Regional Association endorsements will be opened by the Regional Chairman, unless special circumstances apply.