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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

PCH June 3

As I tweeted earlier, I was stuck in traffic on Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles as Hillary Clinton came on the air tonight to give her final primary-night speech of the 2008 presidential election. I’m home now, and Barack Obama has just claimed the Democratic nomination. On the radio, Clinton campaign chair Terry McAuliffe cited a 20 million voter increase from the 2004 primary election cycle to this one. Now the question is this: how do we sustain that record turnout — across party lines?

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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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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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