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Final Jeopardy: What Is Election Day?

Monday, July 13th, 2009


Friday night, on Jeopardy show #5735, Alex Trebek announced the category for “Final Jeopardy,” and it was “The Calendar.”

The clue: This U.S. event was set after the harvest, on a day when rural folk could get there without having to travel on Sunday.

The correct response, which only contestant Kathleen could come up with: What is Election Day?

Alyssa and Peter, the two other contestants, guessed Thanksgiving. That’s not the full reason we vote on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. For all of the details, click here to find out.

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