In Sangamon County, and across the country, most woke Wednesday to the realization that about half the people voted opposite the way they themselves did. First thoughts were along the lines of, "What could they have been thinking?" Then came second thoughts that we hope they are satisfied, win or lose, that the process was fair. Voting often results in flawed decisions, but, for most, it gives hope for a better result next time. –Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO

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