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The Daily Show Takes On Tuesday Voting

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

John Stewart introduced new Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac Tuesday night, and he’s already a favorite of ours around here. Check out his exchange with Stewart.

Cenac: I mean, this election… it’s outlasted Bionic Woman. That’s stupid. How does something this boring not get canceled?

Stewart: Well, it didn’t get canceled. Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th. After that you won’t have to worry about it for another couple years.

Cenac: Wait, wait. Election Day — it’s on a Tuesday? Damn, that’s Beauty and the Geek night.

Stewart: Thank you, Wyatt.

Cenac: Hey, when’s this on?

Stewart: Tonight.

Cenac: Tuesday? Damn.

Do you know why we vote on Tuesday? Here’s the answer. To watch Stewart and Cenac chat, start the video below at the 3:32 mark. Thanks to Why Tuesday? Director of Photography Thomas Macker for the tip.

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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

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

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