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  •  It would take an Act of Congress (3+ / 0-)

    signed like any legislation by the President.  Congress by legislation way back in 1845 established the first Tuesday of November as election day for the entire nation (save Maine for most of the rest of the 19th century).  Before then, each state had its own election day.  Congress reserved the right to change the date, but both the Senate and the House would have to approve, and the President would have to sign it.

    This Congress has not been noteworthy for getting legislation adopted, for those who haven't noticed.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 06:05:35 PM PDT

    •  Thank You For Educating Me On This (0+ / 0-)

      but I wonder of AL, MS, LA, and TX couldn't get to vote as easy cause of a storm if there wouldn't be a similar outcry for them from Republicans.

      Look I think I am similar to most here. I want EVERYBODY to vote even if you don't vote for the person I wish you'd vote for. I just want you to vote.

      I can see how many here won't be able to vote or it could be so hard they give up. That isn't what I think helps make this country better.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 06:48:45 PM PDT

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