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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Last week we submitted a video question via YouChoose08 on YouTube to Senator Norm Coleman and Al Franken, who are up against each other for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota. We wanted to know what they would do to increase American voter participation. Well, they responded!

Summary: Franken likes the idea of weekend voting, Coleman doesn’t.

Click here to watch Sen. Coleman’s full response.

Click here to watch Al Franken’s full response.

If you’re curious, Franken says hi to my mom in the video because in our original video question, I mention my mom is a native Minnesotan.

Still don’t know why we vote on Tuesday? Here’s the answer.

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