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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

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This is the wall in the waiting room of NPR West in Culver City, CA. I was there late last week to tape an interview for the national NPR program Day to Day. The interview, with Alex Cohen, is scheduled to run this morning, November 6th, Election Day 2007. We discussed the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge and the state of America’s voting system, amongst other topics. Check your local listings for time and station.

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

Posted by John on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

Posted by Patrick on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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