Glenn Dyer evaluates news protection of an election day with a really various ambiance.
To prepare myself for Election Day USA In Oz (and keep myself amused throughout the many flat areas), I located a DVD of Don’s Celebration, the renowned Australian play and motion picture by David Williamson (Millenials, find out more here).
Don’s Celebration is about the 1969 election night celebration that has specified the method we Aussies (well, us infant boomers) have cheered or wept as we enjoyed election night counts (and perhaps football finals) in the 50 or so years since.
Why this one, besides fond memories? Well, vote counting is happening in daytime down under, and seeing it amidst calls for social distancing makes for an extremely various ambiance.
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Glenn Dyer is Crikey’ s company and media commentator.