Magazine December 3, 2018, Issue

Decor of Democracy

Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke election signs are seen near downtown Carizzo Springs, Tex., September 5, 2018. (Callaghan O'Hare/Reuters)

Please join me in breathing a sigh of relief, America: November 6 has come and gone, and the most important elections the world has ever seen — well, at least until the one held two years from now, and then the one two years after that — are now safely in the rear-view mirror. (Well, okay, fine: As I write, this is mainly true, except in Florida. There, the beloved Broward and Palm Beach County traditions hold that no decade is complete without an excruciatingly painful airing of multiple confusing electoral grievances paired with a drawn-out and hapless recount of

Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star

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