Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Why Do We Vote on a Tuesday in November?

It's Election Day and I know that all the people all over the United States are waiting for the final result who will be the next President of the United States of America. It has been a long battle for the people who's on the race. I am sure they are nervous, anxious and happy, or maybe some have mixed emotions for today's Election. You've studied the issues and cast your ballot. Now all that's left to do is bide your time until the results start coming in for John McCain and Barack Obama. To help you in that effort, we introduce a list of election fun facts for your brain-candy pleasure.

So, why do we vote on Tuesday? 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.

source: Yahoo News

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