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Virginia To Make Election Day a Holiday

Posted on AllSides February 7th, 2020
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Virginia is set to end a holiday celebrating Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and replace it by making Election Day a civic holiday, CNN reports.

The Virginia House voted earlier this week to remove Lee-Jackson Day from its official list of state holidays, which Gov. Ralph Northam said in his State of the Commonwealth address last month that “commemorates a lost cause,” adding, “it’s time to move on.”

Northam mentioned making Election Day a holiday in his 2020 legislative proposals, saying that it will make voting...

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