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Bail Out Our Voting System

Monday, September 29th, 2008

We all know what the headline of the day is today.

AP Bailout Headline

In the late summer of 1939, there was another attempt to stimulate the economy. The Associated Press reported that President Franklin D. Roosevelt, from his “boyhood Summer cottage,” had decided to move the date of Thanksgiving up one week at the request of “many persons, most of them retailers.” Take a look at the article below.

FDR Thanksgiving

If we can move Thanksgiving for the convenience of retailers, what about moving Election Day for the convenience of voters?

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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...

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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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