Give America what it deserves: Make election day a holiday

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On Nov. 8, millions of Americans will head to their local precincts to vote in what has become the most contentious presidential election in decades. But millions more won’t even be able to cast a ballot.

For a large swath of the American population, voting is as much an inconvenience as it is a right. Amid their work, school and personal schedules, these individuals won't have the time or freedom to make it to the polls. Of course, it's easier to take time off to exercise this fundamental right when you have enough money, when you're not scraping by on hourly wages — and so the poor are particularly disadvantaged in this regard. In any election, especially one in which the two major candidates promise to take America in wildly different directions, this is unacceptable Read more...

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