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This time [ profile] stephen_dedman  has provided the questions (and question 4 rocks!):

No, really, question 4 was good. More people should ask that one... )
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me!"
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will post the answers to the questions (and the questions themselves) on your blog or journal.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5.When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
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I've finally seen an good explanation for why the Congress of 1845 decided that the United States should vote on a Tuesday.

The intent  was promote participation in elections for reasons that, in their historical context, still make perfect sense.

Of course, those reasons don't make as much sense now, but sometimes traditions (especially traditions backed by venerated laws) can be hard to challenge.

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Over here in [ profile] tikiwanderer's journal, [ profile] zsero made the following comment in response to one of my own:

"Hardly. It's been in use for the Senate for the past 70 years or so, and is now also used for the upper houses of all states that have one, and for the ACT parliament.

For that matter, the system used for the House, and for almost all elections in Australia at every level, is really just a special case of Hare-Clark."

My response to that was long enough that it needed to be posted here instead. The boring bits about Australian elections are beneath the cut.

Australian Electoral Systems Info Dump )


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