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Jeff Jacoby

The declining importance of Election Day

By Jeff Jacoby
Globe Columnist / September 19, 2004

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ONCE, Election Day was the most significant communal occasion in American life. On the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, Americans came together to choose their leaders and reaffirm their democracy. It was, in George Will's words, "the central episode of our civic liturgy" -- a day not only of practical decision-making but of important symbolic meaning. Leaving their ... (Full Article: 810 Words)

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