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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:46 PM

Election day should be a national holiday.

I'M pretty sure Republicans would never vote for an election day holiday, because it would benefit the working class and the poor.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:48 PM

1. Or make it on Veteran's Day

 

What better way to honor those that served than to exercise that right which they have fought and died for.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:50 PM

2. Absolutely! nt

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:59 PM

3. it should be, but it won't be. I think the best we can hope for is to make it moot.

Move to vote by mail, or early voting everywhere. Election day will remain on tuesday, but it won't matter.

Sort of like getting rid of the electoral college - I think it's much more likely to make it moot by the national popular vote agreement between enough states, rather than overturn it via a constitutional amendment.

Given multiple solutions to a problem to be reached through a political process, my money is always on the most convoluted, byzantine process...

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:07 PM

4. Yes, this nation should do everything it can to encourage voters instead of the republican practices

of intimidating voters and finding ways to prevent voters from exercising their right.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:09 PM

5. It really should.

It is so important, and it would encourage more participation in the process. I wholeheartedly endorse that.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:15 PM

6. Agreed - would probably require a Constitutional Amendment so as not to infringe on "States Rights"

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:33 PM

7. Yup.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:34 PM

8. For years I've treated it as if it were. I take a vacation day on election day. nt

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:40 PM

9. Are employers in the US required to give workers time to vote?

I'm Canadian; we are entitled to 3 consecutive hours to vote on election day. In my province polls are open 9am to 9pm, and I work 8:00 to 4:00, so I have 5 hours after work to vote - my employer doesn't owe me time. But any worker whose normal working hours would not allow them 3 hours to vote gets to come in late or leave early or whatever works for them.

It seems only fair to me, but then again I'm obviously a brainwashed-librul-progressive-marxist Soviet Canuckistanian, so what do I know?

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Response to Lucy Goosey (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:53 PM

10. There's no such rule/law here in the US

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Response to Lucy Goosey (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:55 PM

11. It depends on the state; different states have different laws.

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