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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

I’m headed to Tampa for Super Bowl XLIII this week. Before I go, I’m posting this video we shot last year during the campaign. The Super Bowl is practically a national holiday in the United States, but Election Day isn’t, hence our low voter turnout. So, I hit Venice Beach to find out what people thought about the Super Bowl moving to a Tuesday. Why do we vote on Tuesday? Here’s the answer.

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