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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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Jacob iChat

That’s me on the big screen (from Los Angeles) having an iChat about Why Tuesday? and American voter participation with Diana Laufenberg’s high school juniors (in Philadelphia) last week. You can read more about our chat, and how we met on Twitter, on Diana’s blog. Here’s a preview:

Last Tuesday (how fitting), Jacob iChatted in at the end of the school day to 60 juniors all jammed into my classroom. They spent the next 45 minutes trading ideas and questions about voting, civic motivations and US history. It was spectacular. When we debriefed on Thursday, many of the kids felt like this was a wonderful way to ‘have class’. A majority of hands went up when I asked if they would like me to try and arrange for other experts to iChat in. When I asked them what they liked about the iChat, they were most impressed that during their conversation with Jacob, he didn’t just talk *at* them. They genuinely felt like he was interested in their ideas and the process of sharing thoughts, rather than just hearing himself talk. (so good)

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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…)

Friday, January 11th, 2008

iChat Interview: Lee Brenner of MySpace IMPACT

MySpace IMPACT

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Earlier this month we brought you the results of the MySpace IMPACT Presidential Primary poll. One stat that we found particularly interesting here: 11,453 votes were cast for making Election Day a national voting holiday in order to increase voter turnout. That was 41.26% of the vote for that question.

Today I had a chance to interview, live via iChat, Lee Brenner, the Director of MySpace IMPACT, who was in Washington, D.C., about the results of the poll and what New Media means to this election cycle. The video is after the jump. (more…)

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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...

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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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