Ok folks, this might be my best idea yet. That's not saying much, but still...
For those who think there are enough discussions about the US elections, this is the thread where you should post any and all articles, links, etc. dealing with things that might be posted as new threads in the forum. Please also attach a short quote from the article or summary of the article.
Now for the real genius part. Technically, if you, the observant and concerned member, post a link and summary of the article here, it cannot be discussed as part of another thread. Rule #18 clearly states:
Always check past topics to be sure that the topic you are about to start hasn't already been posted.
Since the moderators are not enforcing the 'topic discussed to death' deletion reason in the suggest deletion box or they feel that the election discussions have NOT been discussed to death, this is a legitimate alternative. When you suggest deletion of a new thread, please link to this thread with the appropriate reply # so the moderators can clearly see that the topic has already been posted.
Of course, this idea could backfire if the moderators don't enforce Rule #18. It could inadvertently turn into a gold mine for the political thread starters, but it's a chance worth taking.