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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Why Super Tuesday?

LOS ANGELES, CA — What is Super Tuesday all about? And what’s up with our six-month-long primary election schedule? In the United Kingdom, their elections last weeks, not months, and they rank 55th of all countries in voter participation. Our rank? 139th! Watch the video for more. (more…)

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

The Road to Super Tuesday: I-15 South


On the way from LV, NV to LA, CA this morning.

Here’s our video report from the caucuses in Vegas if you missed it.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

In NH: CA SOS Debra Bowen

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE — Last night I caught up with California Secretary of State Debra Bowen here. She was in town to monitor elections. Secretary Bowen seems particularly interested in a rare type of voting machine here: a number two pencil. (more…)

Monday, November 19th, 2007

CA SOS sues voting machine company, announces on Facebook *


California Secretary of State Debra Bowen and I are friends on Facebook, and she’s a member of of our Facebook group. We also interviewed her for the second episode of our vlog.

So, this morning I was curious when she posted to her Facebook status that she was going to make a major announcement later today. Four hours ago, her status changed: “filing suit against [voting machine manufacturer] ES&S after an investigation revealed that the company sold 972 machines that were never certified.” (more…)

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Electoral College initiative still alive in CA


Peter Dreier, Occidental College professor and my colleague at the Huffington Post’s OffTheBus project, reports that the bid to apportion Electoral College votes by congressional district isn’t yet dead, as previously reported here. Jennifer Steinhauer at the New York Times had the story in the New York Times November 2nd.

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Candidate Challenge: Duncan Hunter

Saturday night at the Iowa GOP’s Reagan Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa I had a chance to catch up with California Congressman Duncan Hunter and ask him to respond to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge, which he did. Continuing a similar refrain we’ve heard from the candidates, Hunter says “the best way to get voters to turn out is to inspire them.” Hunter also supports the use of paper ballots to ensure the security of votes. He also wants to stick with Tuesday Election Day.

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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.

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