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The presidential election is the most important event of the year, but I think we’re all getting tired of the campaigning, especially if, like me, you live in the Greater Cincinnati media market (I’m actually a Hoosier with an office in Northern Kentucky). Ohio is apparently no longer the Buckeye State, but rather the Battleground State. This is pleasing to media outlets, but not so much to anyone watching TV or listening to the radio (unless you enjoy watching the Obama campaign trot out 91-year-old John Glenn for an endorsement).

We’ll go to the polls in two weeks, which makes me wonder when the polling places are going to become electronic. Such an idea seemed outrageous 12 years ago, but has built up momentum in subsequent presidential elections. It seems possible that by the 2020 election, when Americans go to the polls to select between Paul Ryan and Rahm Emmanuel for president, our nation’s technology leaders will have at last found a way to offer a secure Internet.

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