Voting: A History Lesson

George Will argues that, regardless of who wins tonight or by how much, “Voters shouldn’t worry as they scan election returns.” He quotes an impressive array of historical factoids pointing out that both majority victories and second terms are actually quite unusual.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


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