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Friday, February 1st, 2008

Subliminal, Online Voters: Super Tuesday Watch Out!

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA –- After tonight’s debate at the Kodak Theater, people (and CNN) kept talking about an Obama-Hillary or Hillary-Obama combo ticket. I don’t know if that is the case… either way the notion will be swamping the airwaves until the 5th thanks to Wolf.

More important, is that we are watching history, and because of that, people of all creeds and colors what to be a part of the action. They want to campaign, they want to caucus, they want to vote, they want a voice, and they want the Country to change its course. (more…)

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Jessica Menter: From South Carolina Primary

This video report just in from Why Tuesday? correspondents Jessica Menter and Lindsey Seelhorst, back from a weekend monitoring the South Carolina Democratic primary. (more…)

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

South Carolina Speaks, Record Turnout Continues

South Carolina has spoken, and in larger numbers than ever before. Over half a million people cast their ballots in the Democratic primary there, almost double the previous record. Check out this screen grab from Yahoo! News:

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Don’t be fooled: there is still more work to be done, in South Carolina and across the nation. (more…)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

On the Road Again: CNN/YouTube Debate

I’m packing for tomorrow’s CNN/YouTube Republican debate in Florida. In July we went to the CNN/YouTube Democratic Debate in Charleston, South Carolina. In this blast from the past, I ask CNN SVP David Bohrman why the state of our voting system didn’t get more attention in the first debate. (more…)

Monday, November 26th, 2007

South Carolina “history and tradition” standing in the way of voting?

Five days ago Will Moredock, a columnist for the Charleston City Paper in South Carolina made the case for increasing voter turnout in his state. Given the history of disenfranchisement in South Carolina, he says that young folks who are eligible – you can be 17 to vote in a South Carolina primary if you’ll be 18 by the general election – should “be an adult” and vote. But there’s something else that might help increase voter turnout, and it’s something he doesn’t mention. See if you can figure it out. (more…)

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Candidate Challenge: Dennis Kucinich

What does U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich think about the state of our voting system? “People want their vote counted, and they want their vote to count,” he says. Like other candidates, Kucinich talks about how candidates must inspire voters to increase turnout. But he also believes Election Day should be a National Holiday. (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...

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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