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Old 2019-03-06, 13:17   #3
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This reminds me of the cumbersome phrasing specifying Election Day here in the good ol' USA, which <google google> dates back to 1845, when a law was enacted mandating (my emphasis)
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That the electors of President and Vice President shall be appointed in each State on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November of the year in which they are appointed
The first time I saw "first Tuesday after the first Monday" the effect on my mind was analogous to someone scraping their fingernails across a blackboard. "The Tuesday (next) after November 1" is much more shipshape.
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