Greetings From #Nerdland
Sunday, October 28th, 2012
Our Jacob Soboroff spoke with Melissa Harris-Perry on her MSNBC program, aka #nerdland, this morning about the absurdity of Tuesday voting, particularly the fact that in 15 states over 60 million eligible voters are forced to vote only on Tuesday. Harris-Perry said why she likes what we’re doing:
I love this idea of actually question what our voting practices are, because I think typically we always think of — however we vote — we think of it as natural or True with a capital T, rather than the result of kind of political wrangling.
In the segment, Harris-Perry showed a map of the 15 states in which there is Tuesday-only voting.
Watch the complete conversation below, then take our survey to tell us how you would fix America’s low voter turnout.