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Opinion: How Do These Elections, Which Pit Us Against Each Other In Win/Lose Scenarios, Keep Leading To Division?

It should be such a simple thing—a contest in which the winner gets the power to impose his will on others and the loser gets nothing—and yet elections keep leading to division. How this continues to happen is a mystery.

Why can't we come together as one people to elect someone half the population intensely hates? Why does pouring money into these elections and making up a bunch of hype about how absolutely everything is on the line and we will suffer a fate worse than death if the other side wins somehow lead to Americans yelling and screaming at each other?

As far as I know, we used to peacefully try to crush the other side, making sure our guy won and the views of the losing side got absolutely no representation. But something went wrong. And I think I've figured out what. It's that the other side became so bad while my side became even more gooder.

I can only see one way out of this: Obliterate the other side in this upcoming election. Remember: Only one side can win, so it has to be us. That's the only way to stop this division. Get out and vote!