The Great Thing About an Election Is It’s Always Followed by Another Election


MINOT, N.D. — One challenge the columnists of the future may never understand, given the decline of print and the ascendance of digital, is writing a post-election piece with a pre-election deadline.

I’m typing these words on Monday morning, but you won’t be reading them until Wednesday when we may or more likely may not know the winner of the 2020 elections.

What can I say to you, readers of the future, who may be experiencing violence and bedlam created by election uncertainty and entrenched ideologues who refuse to accept that, in a society like ours, sometimes the other people get to be in charge?

The great thing about an election, in our country, is that there’s always another election coming.

It’s something we seem to have forgotten.

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