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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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Moving Election Day from a Tuesday to the weekend might result in more people voting, but it would make it harder for low income service industry workers to work, as their busiest, most important, and most profitable work days are on the weekend when other employees are off to go shopping and eating...

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I had no idea voting on Tuesday was a thing. I just never took notice of the day of the week. Thanks for sharing!

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