Tuesday was the culmination of what has made America so special since its inception.

Election Day is when we, as a nation, pick the representatives who will lead us for the next two, four or six years depending on the office. While the focus used to be on Election Day itself, early and absentee voting has made it more convenient for registered voters to cast their ballots without having to do it on the Election Day proper.

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