I'm not proud of the results--really hoped to see a massive repudiation of Trumpism--but you're right about the accomplishment of our quadrennial franchise. It's pretty impressive.
At the beginning of the week I was feeling the 2016 trauma reactivated, just by the fact that we were reentering the process. Then Tuesday came, and states like Florida started turning red that I had hoped to see return to sanity. Flashback time. Very little sleep that night.
But better news prevailed yesterday, and now I'm listening as the numbers move toward decision point in Georgia and Pennsylvania. And as you say, in spite of our so-called leader's infantile pronouncements to the contrary, an orderly process has marched on confidently through the chaos.
So my wine rack's going to need replenishing, but maybe I won't have to move down under after all.