Well, one election helped precipitate The Civil War, so it has not been entirely without bloodshed.
This article is a journalistic abomination. It contains nothing was not in the paper in the past few days. It exists solely for the sake of its headline. It is background mixed with speculation, with nothing new to report. It is a miss-mash of the past. It is not news. If I were editor of this newspaper, which I used to be, it would never have appeared. The fact that it did says a lot about the enormous drop in reporting standards in the past few years. This poor young reporter was assigned to keep the story going, and she did her best, but her effort was an absolute failure. It's not her fault; it's the fault of the assignment. If you don't have the story, don't go with it.