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By Ryan Wilkerson
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Running Wild

No matter the year, it's always election season


September 24, 2020


A voter casts her ballot with a little help during the 2016 general election.

When I hear people mention that election season is approaching or that we are just now in the midst of it, I can almost feel the air from the commentary going over my head before it rolls down my back. Isn't it always election season? When was the break? I'm not sure if you felt it, but I sure didn't.

It would be easy to blame the negative gravity of this cycle on 24/7 news coverage or the far-reaching power and implications of big money in politics. While I think there are definitely issues to be addressed with both of those things, there's a deeper root pushing the "season" to grow longe...

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