So you've got just a few more hours to take part in that great democratic experiment – small "D" – and I hope those of you who can, do. Maybe not repeatedly, as that's illegal.

The grand American electoral process is always a bit of an outsider experience for myself – I'm one of those permanent resident aliens from the Great White North (you know, no hockey, the pipeline that Julia Louis-Dreyfus personally stopped, icebergs, etc.) and as a result, I pay taxes, I get to watch four months' worth of MMA-styled election ads like the rest of you … but I can't vote. So sorry, eh.

Here in Colorado, that's made for a particularly brutal late summer and fall, as more than $800 million was spent by the two parties in an effort to influence opinion in our apparently important swing state.

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