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Voting Rights Act 2.0 On MSNBC

Friday, August 9th, 2013

We agree. Today MSNBC’s Hardball featured the idea by our co-founder Norm Ornstein (and “real smart guy” in guest host Michael Smerconish’s words) for a Voting Rights Act 2.0 – including moving Election Day to the weekend. Watch the full segment, courtesy of MSNBC, for Smerconish’s take and a response from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Wendy Weiser of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU.

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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...

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

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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.

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