Before The Lightbulb, Thomas Edison Invented A Voting Machine – And Congress Said No (Cool Weird Awesome 411)

On this Election Day, here’s a story about an early and not-too-well-known effort to help count votes that came from none other than Thomas Edison. Plus: photographer Ryan Donnell has been documenting some of the most unusual polling places in the country.

2020-11-03T07:24:40-05:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Massachusetts Once Had Like Six John Kennedys On The Same Ballot (Cool Weird Awesome 124)

Around the same time John Fitzgerald Kennedy was rising through the ranks of the US Congress, a guy called John Francis Kennedy decided to put his name on the ballot to run for Massachusetts state treasurer. In a few years, there would be other John Kennedys trying to win public office in the state.

2019-09-10T09:01:34-04:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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