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On NPR, America’s Broken Voting System

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

I was introduced this morning on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday as the newest contributor to Sunday Soapbox, their political blog. My first video blog for Sunday Soapbox was all about what we do, and it was played on-air. I posed (and answered) the question that everyone’s always asking around here: why do we vote on Tuesday? Listen now.

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