Bismark famously said that people who like legislation and sausage should never watch either being made. I am reminded of this as I watch all the lawyers, paranoid poll-watchers and others ranting around today.
Democracy is such an ugly business and American democracy more than all the others. It’s hard to think of a more over-the-top, hysterics prone decision-making system. If most democracy is like watching sausage making then American democracy is like watching someone make sausage while the pig is still in a position to register its objections.
And yet it works.