Why Tuesday?

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How We Could End Up With a Romney-Biden Administration

And other quirky Election Day facts

(Newser) - Why vote on a Tuesday? What's with the elephant and the donkey? What happens if there's a tie? CNN takes on these common election questions, in case you need some distraction from the nail-biting race:
  • Election Day: The archaic rule scheduling Election Day on a Tuesday in November
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Why Do We Have to Vote on a Tuesday?

It ain't 1845 anymore, folks

(Newser) - Pop quiz: Why do we have to schlep to the polls on a Tuesday? Answer: Because it seemed convenient in 1845. Back then, the weekends were verboten for religious reasons, and since you needed to allow at least a day for horse and buggy travel, and Wednesday was market day,... More »

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