Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario: Grave Decisions

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Is it any wonder that Halloween and Election Day fall so close together on the calendar? The two holidays are so similar. First there's the heavy reliance on yard art. Both require months for participants to transform their alter egos into appealing characters. And in the end, everyone must decide whether or not these costumes are a trick or a treat. Not to mention the American tradition of adding the dead to voter registration polls! Don't let the attack ads scare you. It's not a real (political) party until all the fears of the election are presented as Halloween attractions... -- Kenny Be

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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