U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the bipartisan infrastructure deal in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2021.
REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - Election Day should be a holiday for workers in the United States, President Joe Biden said Thursday.
"If I had my way, and I think it is really important, every Election Day would be a day off," he said because people who work certain shifts can't make it to the polls.
Election Day, traditionally the second Tuesday in November in the United States, is not a federal holiday, although some states require employers to give workers time off to vote.
Biden also had sharp words for state Republicans who he said are pushing for vote recounts when they don't like how the vote turned out.
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