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Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Johnston, IA

JOHNSTON, IOWA — We’re inside the debate. Check out the picture at right to see how we got here.

Why did we do it? To illustrate the antiquated reason, an 1845 federal law, that determines why Americans choose the President of the United States the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, a day smack in the middle of the workweek.

We’re now in the press filing center of the debate, which is almost over. Not surprisingly, not a peep about the state of our voting system. We’ll try and catch up with the remaining candidates who haven’t responded to our Candidate Challenge after the debate.

Earlier: Welcome, Brian Lehrer Listeners!


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I feel like Sunday should be the voting day in the US. Tuesday is just so inconveniant for many people that it's going to lower the vote count and make only the really extremists vote

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

It ought to be on a sunday. no other country in the world does elections on a weekday.

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