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Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Even though our question didn’t make it into the first CNN/YouTube debate, the video got some nice buzz from Computerworld and PC World magazines. They named our question one of the Funniest YouTube Questions for Candidates.

… as CNN culls through the videos to choose questions for its July 23 debate, it’s also finding that some questioners are using humor — in many cases, quite well — to get their points across.

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Jacob Soboroff asks: “Why do we vote on Tuesdays?”

The fact that the majority of the politicians we asked didn’t know why we vote on Tuesday is funny, but also a bummer, given that if they had any idea, they’d know how old and outdated the reason we vote on Tuesday is. That’s one of many problems with our broken election system that we’ll be exploring in the months ahead.

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