A Successful Democracy Begins With Post-Election Etiquette

Post-election calls are more than a symbolic gesture. Our democracy requires that a peaceful transition of power follow an election. Government, as we plainly see today, stops working when losing factions refuse to accept the results of elections and block the functioning of government.

Cuccinelli’s refusal to call McAuliffe is a symptom of a political faction who’s ‘never say die’ posturing has damaged our economic security and the tranquility of domestic life. Accepting the results of elections begins with acknowledging the winner and changing focus from campaigning to governing. The election is over. We need to return to the business of governing the country. There is a lot that needs to be done.

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Married, 2 children, retired, enjoying unstructured time: "And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass." ~ Emily Dickinson
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