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“It’s not an election year.”

A common remark used conversationally in both a serious and satirical matter, including, admittedly, by yours truly.

Why was the Pioneer Days Parade smaller than last year?

“It’s not an election year.”

Why don’t we currently seem to see politicians catering to whatever seems to be the popular groupthink at the time as much as we did, in say, 2020?

“It’s not an election year.”

But while we may not be casting our votes for President of the United States, or a seat in Congress, or the Governor of a state, that statement is patently false.

It is an election year. And w...


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