Closing the Book on 2012

Now that we have official election results from nearly every state, we wanted to offer some closing thoughts on election 2012. …

Our nation now takes two months to vote, and two months to count the votes. This is unacceptable. It is unwise for balloting to start so many weeks before Election Day — before the campaign has truly unfolded and many useful revelations about the candidates have unfolded. Millions of voters are writing their review of a four-act play after the second act. [cont.]

Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik & Geoffrey Skelley, UVA Center for Politics