Elections seem, by their nature, always to divide. They are a great thing, that I wish united us. How could we make elections less divisive? How much is on the candidates? The media? The people? I wonder in a effort to drive out turnout, or getting our side to win , if we don't overstate the importance of elections? This is almost sacrilege if you listen to RNC, DNC or talking heads. Such talk may lower turn out. But, by overstating the purpose of elections we get disappointment and voter fatigue that leads to long term lower voter turn out.
I explore how to be less disappointed after elections in my most recent article. (Here is the link). Keeping some of this in mind, may help us stay more positive and less divisive during elections. What ideas do you have?