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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

It looks like President Obama will give yet another shout out to election reform in the State of the Union tonight.

Reports say that Michelle Obama has invited Desiline Victor, a 102-year-old resident of North Miami who waited in line for hours to vote, to sit in her box during the speech.

What will the President say? And will Congress act? Watch this HuffPost Live segment to see what experts from the Brennan Center, Lawyers from Tenenbaum Law and The Nation think.

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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...

Posted by John on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

Posted by Patrick on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

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.

Posted by Zander on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?