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Sunday, April 27th, 2008

On NPR, America’s Broken Voting System

I was introduced this morning on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday as the newest contributor to Sunday Soapbox, their political blog. My first video blog for Sunday Soapbox was all about what we do, and it was played on-air. I posed (and answered) the question that everyone’s always asking around here: why do we vote on Tuesday? Listen now.

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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.

Posted by Zander on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?