Either way this election went, everyone was going to feel cheated. It was clear after the election night coverage couldn’t declare a winner, I knew it, you knew it, we all knew it.
Close elections usually point out the fact that “every vote matters” but this election pointed out (not just in Florida, but in all states) that there are measurable failure rates (3% nationally?), ballot interfaces may never work for everyone, and that minorities may be discouraged from voting. So rather than this close election teaching the importance of voting, it made clear the fact that not every vote gets counted, and may never be.
Not a good day for american democracy.