But election-day violence is just one of the problems threatening the outcome of this election, only the second in Afghan history.
For Democrats, election-day heavy heartedness, the loser's stoicism, had become a way of life.
The country has a long history of election-day violence, and this time around, some sort of disaster seemed almost inevitable.
It had been election-day and the college was silent with chagrin.
When an election-day comes round now, it takes me back to the time of 1832.
It was a repetition, with slight variations, of a village-fair anywhere else, or an election-day in America.
Of the ten houses in that town at the time, three were saloons, and the material for an election-day row was at hand.
There were sounds of stirring, but no one was trusting that the election-day brawls were completely ended yet.
Liberty is the steam, responsibility the brakes, and election-day, the safety-valve.
It is, therefore, no wonder that Etelka was sad and dispirited when she retired to her chamber on the evening of the election-day.