WATCH>> Pelosi, Gore Like Weekend Voting Idea

07/27/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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Today at the Netroots Nation conference in Austin, I spoke with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Vice President Al Gore, and U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett about the proposals in Congress to move Election Day to Saturday and Sunday. Check out the video.

Pelosi: "I think it's a great idea."

Gore: "Good idea, sounds like."

Last week we spent time with U.S. Representative Steve Israel (D-NY), who introduced the Weekend Voting Act into the House. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) introduced the bill into the Senate in February.

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