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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Newt Wins… On A Saturday

It will come as no surprise we’re pretty thrilled to wake up to the news that the voters of South Carolina cast ballots in record numbers in their GOP primary yesterday… on a Saturday. According to the vice chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, that’s exactly why they moved Election Day to the weekend.

“We’re just trying to increase participation in the primary,” he said. “We believe in South Carolina that we pick presidents. And on a day that you pick presidents, you want to have as many people as possible voting.”

Granted, 21% of registered voters isn’t something to write home about, but it’s a start. Here’s our question: now that he’s won big in South Carolina on a Saturday, will Newt Gingrich reconsider his opposition to weekend voting? (more…)

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I had no idea voting on Tuesday was a thing. I just never took notice of the day of the week. Thanks for sharing!

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