Why Do Americans Vote on Tuesdays?

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In a video from TEDEducation, our current voting schedule is examined. “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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