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Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Ring… Ring… Been Polled?

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Why Tuesday? is proud to be a co-sponsor of The Polling Project, an exciting initiative from the Huffington Post’s OffTheBus that will take an in-depth look at how campaigns shape their messages.

We’re joining an unbelievable team of journalists and bloggers that have signed up to help unravel the mystery behind polls: What questions are asked? How do they choose who to call? And of course, how do they come to their conclusions?

This is a collaborative project, and we need your help!

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Thursday, November 15th, 2007

One of “10Questions”: Why Tuesday?

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Voting is closed at 10Questions.com and our question about election reform finished at #9. With 1850 net votes, we hung in there despite a strong last-minute surge of other questions from below! Thanks everyone for your votes and support.

10Questions, which received over 120,000 total votes, is “taking a few days to make sure everything’s in order.” So stay tuned here for updates about when we can expect to see candidate responses. In the meantime, watch our 10Questions entry, and check out the 12 responses we’ve already received to our own Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge.

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Candidate Challenge: Barack Obama

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — How did we get Senator Barack Obama to respond to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge and lay out his plan for election reform? Watch the video to find out. To read my liveblog of the day’s events at the MTV/MySpace presidential dialogue, click here.
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Clean Elections in Newsweek

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This week’s edition of Newsweek will feature Anna Quindlen’s article about public financing in Arizona’s elections. Although clean elections may not be the final answer, Quindlen reports, offering a voluntary system of public funding “does much of what it is supposed to do: gives ordinary people a sense of ownership, eliminates the automatic advantages of incumbency and opens the door to a broader field.”

John Rauh, founder of Americans for Campaign Reform and friend of Why Tuesday?, agrees that offering an alternative to privately funded campaigns is of ultimate importance. Candidates who choose public funding need to feel that they can compete, after all, Rauh says, “You cannot buy an election. You can only lose it if you don’t have enough to make an impact.”

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Right now: 92 degrees in Los Angeles

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LAist is one of my favorite blogs from my hometown, Los Angeles. I talked with my friend (and friend of WT?) Sloane Berrent about our efforts and how people in Southern California… or anywhere for that matter… can get involved. She just posted the interview a short time ago. Check it out.

Friday, October 19th, 2007

“10Questions” for the candidates

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Our friends at TechPresident are producing a totally sweet initiative called 10Questions in cooperation with the New York Times Editorial Board and in association with MSNBC. It’s like the CNN/YouTube debate, only the users pick the questions that will be posed to the 2008 presidential candidates. You can add a question of your own to the mix by uploading it to one of several sites and tagging it “10Questions.” But you should also give a thumbs up to our question. I ask the candidates, in essence, to respond to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge.


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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...

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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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