By John Long
One thought keeps running through my head — at least, at last, it’s all over.
As I write this, people are standing in lines at polling places across the nation to take part in this great exercise in democracy. I voted a little while ago; my wife and adult daughters will cast their ballots later this evening. But the results are not yet known, of course. By the time you read this, you’ll probably know who prevailed in the contest, but that’s information that I am several hours from sharing. Such are the pitfalls of Tuesday deadlines in an election year.
Long is director of the Salem Museum and a Roanoke Times columnist.