It's like most of the campaigning and debate didn't really matter. They just targeted the groups they needed, engaged in the most shop-worn, "they're mean and want to take your stuff, we're nice and want to give you stuff" rhetoric. Assassinated the character of the opposition and packed all of the right polling stations ... some even had over %100 turnout. This is very troubling: the right is playing by a different set of rules and decorum.
I don't want us to take a page from the left, the sleaze is largely why I left the Dem party but we have got to get ahead of this problem or the country will continue suffering.