Election coverage is always laced with a certain pomp and flourish, sometimes seeming more like Mardi Gras than a civic event. Lights, gimmicks, confetti, rhetoric--it's all there! Don't get me wrong, it should be a celebration; it's important. I'm just saying it sometimes goes a little over the top.
Speaking of rhetoric, check out the graphic novel rendition of the 2012 election: The American election in graphic novel form
Clever animations and selected dialogue clearly shape the message.