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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
resident Barack Obama, left, votes early for the midterm election at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Chicago. Obama took a break from campaigning for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., to cast an early ballot for the election. (AP)

resident Barack Obama, left, votes early for the midterm election at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Chicago. Obama took a break from campaigning for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., to cast an early ballot for the election. (AP)

Have you ever wondered — as you’re waiting in line, shivering, on a chilly Tuesday morning at the polls, nervously checking your email as you grow increasingly late for work — isn’t there another way? Who thought it was a good idea to set Election Day on a Tuesday in November? Or, if you live in one of the states where voters have other options, you might wonder why the rest of country isn’t doing the same.

That’s the topic in the second episode of On Point’s new spinoff podcast project, The Explicast. answering the questions that the headlines forgot to ask.

This week’s query? Why is Election Day on a Tuesday in November?

Our source? Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast.

Let us know what headlines you want explained. Shoot us a note on Twitter @TheExplicast, or email us at TheExplicast@gmail.com.

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