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Candidate Challenge: John Edwards


Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

This just in: Senator John Edwards’ response to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge! That brings the total number of presidential candidates who have responded to 12 of 16. In the video, Edwards announces his support for full public financing of all congressional campaigns, paper ballots, a citizen congress and says we should “reconsider voting on Tuesday,” amongst other proposals.

We caught up with Senator Edwards in Los Angeles last March, and at that time he was undecided about what to do regarding a National Election Holiday and voting on Tuesday.

3 Responses to “Candidate Challenge: John Edwards”

  1. The BRAD BLOG : John Edwards: 'We Need Paper Ballots' Says:

    […] we need, is we need paper ballots, so votes can be verified,” says John Edwards directly in response to Why Tuesday’s video Candidate Challenge. He says a bunch of other good […]

  2. Restoring confidence in democracy « Modern English Says:

    […] in his plans to engage U.S. voters in government participation and restore our confidence. In this video from the Why Tuesday Candidate Challenge, Sen. Edwards talks about the Citizen Congress he […]

  3. Joe Says:

    When you have public financing who gets to decide who gets the money? Could we have a thousand people running for a senate seat? Ik I could get money from the government I would run for office all of the time.

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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...

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