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Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Voter Intimidation Draws Racial Lines in Virginia’s Prince William County

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Potomac News reported the most unfortunate of election news this past Saturday. More than 40 years after the Voting Rights Act, which was re-signed by George W. Bush in 2006, America is still plagued by blatant racism at the polls.

Keith Walker reports that a group of unidentified residents of Gainesville in Prince William County, Virginia’s third largest jurisdiction, armed themselves with a camera as they yelled at Hispanic voters who showed up to vote. (more…)

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Vote today!

I voted

Today is the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, Election Day 2007.

Ian Urbina breaks down who is voting this year, and where, in today’s New York Times. Do you know why we’re voting today, a day smack in the middle of the work week?

If not, you’re not alone. We’ve asked politicians from Main Steet to the Washington, and most don’t have a clue. Isn’t it time for an upgrade? Psst… here’s the answer.

“I voted” sticker courtesy of aperture lag on flickr.

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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?