Last Week Tonight Asks the Question, ‘Why Do We Vote on Tuesdays?’ The Answer? Some No-Good, Old-Timey Reason

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If it takes you hours upon hours to make it to your polling station, stand in line, and finally cast your vote, congratulations! You’ve voted like Americans have been voting since this great nation was founded. Last Week Tonight delves into your questions about why Election Day happens to fall on a work day, thus requiring you take time off your hourly job that does not provide you health insurance, to fulfill your civic duty. The simple answer? God demands it. The more complicated answer? God demanded it, but now that we have cars and buses instead of horse-drawn carriages, he's probably chill with us rethinking at least some elements of this whole process.