It would be nice to get on with other countries getting on with who they wanted to elect. But there are problems with doing this. One thing is there are leaders not elected which could do us harm. Another is, there are countries in which the elections are corrupt. Such as the 2020 US election. I know, but I'm really starting to believe that it happened.
I believe we should look at the newly constructed BRITS org. There are no really good reasons for those countries to be under the same umbrella.
After saying all this, I believe that we've always had these close elections because the candidates seem to shift in one direction or the other in the subsequent elections to regain those votes they had lost in the previous election. This is still probably true to this day. However, the entire platforms of both political parties, in the US, have been shifting to the left. It's unmistakable and irreversible. And no one seems to acknowledge what the ramifications of this will be.
And please don't ask me why I think this is, you tell me what you think I'm saying.... if I'm saying anything at all.