Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays?

  • It was randomly selected
  • It was the easiest day for farmers to vote correct

    It might sound silly now, but at the time, Tuesday was the most logical day for someone to vote. Since we were largely an agricultural society back then, we had to plan accordingly. Often times, it would take a day for farmers to travel and since Sunday was the day of rest, farmers had to begin their journey Monday, but also have enough time to get back to the market, which usually occurred on Wednesday. This left Tuesday to be the best day to vote without too much interference.

  • George Washington had a superstition against Mondays
  • It rains the least on Tuesdays on average
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