Rep. Slaughter Introduces Weekend Voting Legislation and Comments on Andrew Puzder Withdrawal

Rep. Slaughter Introduces Weekend Voting Legislation and Comments on Andrew Puzder Withdrawal

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Voter turnout in the 2016 November election was a twenty year low and beyond the candidates another factor in that could have been timing Congresswoman Louise Slaughter is proposing moving Election Day from a Tuesday to the weekend in hopes of getting more people to the polls Jeannie Mcbride tells us how it will work The tradition of holding federal elections on the first Tuesday of November began with an act of Congress in 1845 Now in present times the sponsors of this bill believe it would make future elections more convenient if enacted whats being called the Weekend Voting Act would move election day to the first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November Currently most polls are open only 12 hours from 7 am to 7 pm for one day during the workweek Congresswoman Slaughter believes the new legislation makes more sense in modern times but what do average voters think? Probably would be easier for the people that work during the day and everything else that might be off during the weekend I work at nights so I can go anytime I want umm probably would help voter turnout… more people would have time to go vote A legislation very similar to the weekend voting act was proposed by Congresswoman Slaughter back in 2008 but it was unsuccessful. However the current co-sponsors of the act are hopeful this time around We want to here from you. Do you think the proposed change would work? Would you go out and vote if election day was on a weekend? head on over to our Facebook page to leave your comments or tweet at us “@NEWS_8” One of the Nominees for President Trumps cabinet has withdrawn from consideraton Andrew Puzder was nominated to become the new Labor Secretary. He is the CEO of CKE restaurants which owns Hardees and Carl’s Jr. From CBS news they believe that bipartisan pressure caused Puzder to withdraw in his own tweet today on twitter said the same A GOP source says there were at least 4 Republicans set to vote against him and there could have been as many as 12 President Trump has not named a replacement. With Puzder withdrawing Congresswoman Louise Slaughter released a statement saying “Mr. Puzder’s record raised serious doubts about his ability to address the important issues facing average Americans…” the statement went on to say “to say nothing of the multiple scandals that dogged his nomination.”

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