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Election day on a Tuesday...why?

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  1. MrBigglesWorth

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    First it's not convenient during the work week.

    All we hear is the voting centers not being able to handle the number of votes.

    you'd think it was time to move it to a saturday or we even have all these holidays like mlk day, veterans day, labor day. they should move labor day to november 4 and make election day a day off.
     
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    I expect the weekend was originally out due to Sabbath restrictions. Don't forget that the Jewish Sabbath runs from Friday Sunset to Saturday Sunset.
     
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    Times change, maybe it is time to change the election day.
     
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    Because most political hacks don't work Mondays.
     
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    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

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    Nader wants to make election day a national holiday because he actually believes in democracy.
     
  6. MrBigglesWorth

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    the flip side is greedy americans would turn it into a vacation
     
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    To make it easier for the unemployed Democrats to vote, I guess.

    (chill, Dems, it was a JOKE)
     
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    actually it's to suppress working class voters that can't afford to take time off.
     
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    so be it. Take away Presidents day or some other useless holiday then.
     
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    Well seeing that there's a higher percentage of Republicans who are employed . . .
     
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    So that's why they have extended voting hours from 7am-8pm or later...And if you are in line when they close, you still get to vote.......
     

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