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posted 11/4/2008 9:51:21 AM |
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Why do we vote on a Tuesday... in November?

The short answer: We used to be a nation of farmers.

The long answer: Congress chose November because the harvest was over and the weather wouldn't be bad enough to prevent people from traveling.

As for Tuesday, people used to have to travel overnight to their polling location. (In 1845, horse was the preferred method of transport.)
In an effort to avoid religious days of rest, Congress chose Tuesday, leaving Monday and Wednesday as travel days. Tuesday was voting
(and horse-resting) day.

now I know
later pervs
gonna cast my vote against
who gets the undecideds?

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Nov 4 @ 10:36AM  
gonna cast my vote against

Isn't it a shame that it's come to that? Most people don't vote FOR someone but AGAINST the other guy? I hope this election will bring some lasting changes to politics in general. Like getting rid of the electoral college!

Nov 4 @ 10:38AM  
I guess i never thought about why a Tuesday in November but that is some interesting trivia.......

Going to give you a purple rock cause my kudos are saved for the skwirl and I dont want to anger her.......

Nov 4 @ 11:50AM  
That was interesting. Thanks.

Nov 4 @ 12:06PM  
Cool thx!!!
Does it always rain on election day?

Nov 4 @ 12:23PM  
there oughtta be a
"none of the above" box
so "we" can let "them" know
they all suck

Nov 4 @ 1:42PM  
Thanks for that, I never knew that!

Very Interesting!

Well it isn't raining in NE Ohio, it's 70 degrees, a nice change from previous years filled with rain!!!

Didn't have to wait to vote, so it's been a GOOD day!!!

Nov 4 @ 7:58PM  
Didn't rain here in Alabama either, very warm and sunny, 74 degrees and no lines.

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