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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Norman J. Ornstein
Why Tuesday? Board Member Norman J. Ornstein

We’ve explored Minnesota’s fine track record of civic engagement and why they lead all states in voter turnout here.

Recently, Why Tuesday? Board Member Norman Ornstein gave an in-depth talk about the nuts and bolts of our voting system and the need for election reform at the Hubert Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.

Yesterday, Minnesota Public Radio ran much of Professor Ornstein’s talk — including his shout-out to Why Tuesday? and his mention of Senator Bill Nelson’s election reform plan — at midday. Click here, or Professor Ornstein’s photo at right, to listen to his talk on Real Player.

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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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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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