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Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Obama, Biden On Weekend Voting

Today Sen. Barack Obama selected Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate for the presidency. I interviewed both for our Candidate Challenge last October. Obama told me he supported the idea of weekend voting to increase voter participation, but Biden said he wouldn’t necessarily support it. (more…)

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Candidate Challenge: Mitt Romney

MANCHESTER, NH — Increasing voter turnout is vital to a healthy American democracy… or in the words of Mitt Romney a “strong America.” We rank in the bottom 20% of nations in voter turnout despite spending billions of dollars on our elections. Why isn’t Romney, like 13 other candidates, talking about it? (more…)

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Candidate Challenge: Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich, like Mike Gravel, responded to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge at the CNN/YouTube debate in South Carolina this summer. And also like Gravel (and Edwards and Huckabee), Kucinich doubles up on his response to the Candidate Challenge by way of 10Questions. (more…)

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Candidate Challenge: Mike Gravel

Mike Gravel responded to our Candidate Challenge at the CNN/YouTube debate this summer, but this morning he doubled up on his response by way of 10Questions. (more…)

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Candidate Challenge: John Edwards

JOHNSTON, IOWA — John Edwards submitted his response to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge last month. But last night he became the second candidate to respond to the Challenge by way of 10Questions.com, where our Challenge was one of the winning questions. (more…)

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Candidate Challenge: John McCain

Senator John McCain responded to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge in 2008 at Southern New Hampshire University after the MTV/MySpace Presidential Dialogue.

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Recent Comments

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?

Sunday would be inconvenient for Christians. We should, 1. Move the voting day to Saturday. 2...

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