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Al Franken Likes Weekend Voting

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Here is Al Franken’s full response to the question we sent to him last week about increasing voter participation.

To watch Senator Norm Coleman’s response, click here.

One Response to “Al Franken Likes Weekend Voting”

  1. Brian Says:

    Go for it Al. I wish I could vote for you but I don’t live in your state. I have and will continue to donate to your campaign as finances allow.

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