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Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays? - Jacob Soboroff

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Since 1845, Americans have been voting on Tuesdays -- but why? In this humorous talk, Jacob Soboroff shares the history of Election Day and shows how voting on a Tuesday affects voter turnout.

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Why Tuesday? (home page)
See the U.S. Government Accountability Office publications and study on weekend voting.
To learn more about the history of elections and voting in the United States, click here.
Bobby, a student in Washington, suggested this resource. It's called, Desks of Power: A U.S. Government Guide for Kids. Thank you, Bobby. What a great guide for people hungry to know more about presidents and the election process.
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