Obama Supports Making Election Day a Holiday


President Barack Obama is showing support for making election days a holiday in an effort to increase turnout, CNN reports.

In an interview with Rutgers University’s student newspaper published Thursday, Obama was asked by The Daily Targum Editor-in-Chief Dan Corey if it was time for the U.S. to follow in the footsteps of other countries that make election day a national holiday and allow weekend voting.

“Absolutely. We are the only advanced democracy that makes it deliberately difficult for people to vote,” Obama told Corey. Read more at CNN.

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  1. Another federal holiday? Guess who’s going to pay for another day of vacation for the hundreds of thousands of government employees? The US taxpayer.

    Thanks, Obama.