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Monday, April 21st, 2008

Florida Senator: Change Voting System Now

Last week team Why Tuesday? visited with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FLA) in his Washington, D.C. office to discuss his sweeping plan to change the way and day we vote, and why he chose now to introduce his plan. Watch the video for his answers. (more…)

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

PA Officials: No Trouble With Touchscreens *

Recently I interviewed Princeton computer scientist Edward Felten about malfunctions of touchscreen voting machines in New Jersey on Feb. 5th. PAVotes.com says these same machines will be used on Tuesday in Montgomery and Northhampton counties. (more…)

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Why Obama Girl Didn’t Vote


Philadelphia, PA — Before the ABC News Democratic debate here, I talked with internet celebrity Amber Lee Ettinger (a.k.a. Obama Girl) about why she didn’t vote. Was it logistical difficulty or something else? Check out the video. More to come from the debate.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

C-SPAN Voter Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. — YouTube and C-SPAN have partnered to launch a nationwide online and television broadcast initiative allowing voters to voice their views on the issues most important to them in the 2008 election. Here’s our entry — maybe it’ll end up on TV! To learn more about our Webby Award nomination, click here.

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Welcome, History Channel Viewers!

Welcome to those of you who made your way here by way of the History Channel. Our founder William Wachtel is featured in Tom Brokaw’s KING documentary, a look at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy 40 years after his assassination. Watch John Legend perform U2’s Pride for the film, via YouTube. (more…)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Video Chat: Princeton’s Ed Felten

I video-chatted yesterday with Princeton professor Edward Felten. After he was alerted to strange vote tallies by Sequoia voting machines on Super Tuesday, Sequoia wrote to tell Felton that if he investigated the malfunction, even at the request of county clerks, it may be grounds for a lawsuit against him. (more…)

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Recent Comments

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?