The Case for Closing Down Polls Sixty Days before Elections
Everyone wants to be on the winning side in a contest. That’s human nature. Who wants to be a loser, right? And you can make the case that no contest is more important than the election of a politician. Yeah, Tom Brady is important and who wins a football match on any given Sunday may get our personal blood in a bubble, but what’s going on in your school board, city hall or Washington counts for more.
Cliches exist for a reason and “you may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you” is a truism
Despite the great Redford-Newman sting in the movie of the same name, there is a reason the betting window closes when the horses leave the gate. It’s meant to insure no gambler has an unfair advantage over others. Gambling, in this instance, is taken far more seriously that who will sit in the White House or which party will dominate the House of Representatives or Senate.
Any logical mind, Democrat, Independent or Republican, would wonder why polling in politics is allowed…