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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 09:04 PM

Here's why Republicans don't want an Election Day holiday

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, dismissed a House proposal for sweeping election reform by attacking the specific proposal in a much larger bill that would make Election Day a paid federal holiday as a "power grab that's smelling more and more like what it is."

A power grab, he intimated, because more federal workers are Democrats.

But the issue is much larger than that -- and the bill he opposed would strike at the electoral power structure Republicans have been able to build.

That the US votes on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November is a notable tradition, but it's also a relic of a byogne agrarian era. Most other developed countries vote either on a weekend or have made Election Day a holiday, according to research by Pew.

One funny thing about his opposition to the idea of a paid federal holiday on Election Day is that in McConnell's home state of Kentucky, presidential Election Day is already a paid state government holiday. And civilians in Kentucky are entitled up to four unpaid hours by law to vote. Many states have similar laws.

Regardless, McConnell's opposition keeps Democrats' proposals off the Senate floor and thus nowhere near becoming law.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/heres-why-republicans-dont-want-an-election-day-holiday/ar-BBT1mYY?li=BBnb7Kz

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erronis Jan 31 #1
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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 09:17 PM

1. +1 - another bump to get that poor excuse of a reptile turned into roadkill.

Wonder how much the Chinese gov't and his wife Chao are behind his obstruction.

Actually, don't need to wonder too much.

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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:25 PM

2. Rethugs don't want an election day holiday because they don't want elections.

They just want to set up a dictatorship under their control.

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