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Monday, February 20th, 2012

Bill Maher Asks: Why Vote Tuesday?

After HBO’s Bill Maher wraps up his on-air show he shifts into “Overtime,” an online extra where he continues the conversation with his panelist. This week one of the questions he posed was one familiar to us here: “how much would voter turnout be affected if elections were held on Saturdays?” Maher answered his own question:

Oh, I think a lot. I think a lot more people would vote — and this is what most countries have — it’s a holiday — it should be a holiday — you shouldn’t have to like leave work or maybe not be able to vote at all because you have to work.

Watch the complete conversation, with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, reporter Erin McPike and author Stephen Moore at the 2:40 mark. (more…)

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Why not just make it a federal holiday? Seriously... I work in county level government and we have election day off, extend that to the general population and then there's no issue.

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