It's no surprise to me that speculation is rife about possible excitement once the results (or lack thereof -- one of my coworkers is sure this will be another Presidential race decided by a courtroom fight) are announced. A lot of folks are expecting that post-sports-championship reaction on a grand scale.
Could be and it's a pity if so. Civilizations generally fall slowly but civility and civil order seem to start eroding first. It doesn't take a very big slice of the population to decide it's a good night to fight or torch cars to make a real big mess for the grown-ups to have to sort out.
I remain convinced that a hard core of good sense yet lingers. We've got a pretty good thing here with this whole United States thing -- let's not be in too big a hurry to tear it up. While a few witlings are undoubtedly primed to throw a fit no matter what the outcome I think there are more good and decent folk than there are barbarians. Could be we'll have to step up. Probably worth pondering.
And if you haven't voted? Better get out there and do so. Better to be a hanging chad than to do nothing, dare nothing and hang in the shadows.