Some thoughts on the 2020 election just two weeks out
I first paid attention to an election and participated in one in 1988 — long ago. Every election is different, and the 2000 Gore v. Bush experience was rough.
But this autumn’s contests have me on the edge of my seat.
For sure, I am curious to see which candidate will win the presidency, and who will win in the various congressional elections.
But I also am intrigued to see how well the elections system performs. And I use that word “system” loosely — there are more than 178,000 voting precincts in this country, and these precincts are scattered over 6,500 jurisdictions. America has national elections but these elections are administered locally, and local officials have great discretion to set policy about who votes, when, and how….(Read more)