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It’s Election Day in Germany

By now, the deciding votes have been cast by Germans and it is a matter of time before the counts are in. The future of der Muderland hinges on which policies the people vote for.
The interesting thing to note about these elections, as with those in Afghanistan, Japan, and so many other countries, is that they are being held on a Sunday. Many other countries hold elections during the week, but make election day a national holiday. These are the countries that care about voter turnout and want to make sure that everyone has equal access to the system. The United States of America is not one such country. By holding elections on a work day and only opening polls from 7am to 7pm, this country is successfully quieting the voice of the group of people who fund its programs.

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