Nelson: April may be the cruelest month, but October is the most annoying

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 01, 2019 6:08 AM CT | Published: October 01, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

In a country where Election Day almost always falls on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, what possible sense does it make to have our local election on a Thursday in October?


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