Funny video about the history of election day

Funny video about the history of election day

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    Funny video about the history of election day

    Funny video about the history of election day | Mass Mediacrocy

    Before you watch this video, test yourself to see if you know the following questions:

    * Why in the last 160+ years do we vote on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November?

    * What made Tuesday so special?

    * Shouldn't we change to Saturday AND Sunday for voting?


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    Pretty funny, but has a good point. Although his written commentary at the end points out his political leanings.

    Moving voting to the weekend would make all the difference but I can only imagine there are political reasons against it (people turning out that hurt Republicans for example).
    If elections were moved to Saturday and Sunday he is right, more illegals, felons, dogs, and dead people could vote too
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    I always thought it was in the Constitution, but the best I could find is:

    The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Place of Chusing Senators.
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    I remember once in high school (a long, long time ago), that it was because we were an agrarian society, but I had forgotten that. Good to be refreshed.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
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