Singer Sheryl Crow is calling for a shorter presidential election cycle, after what she described as an “extremely damaging” 2016 campaign.
The 2016 election will have lasted nearly 600 days by the time polls close on Nov. 8. By comparison, Canada had its longest campaign season in recent history last year, and it lasted just 11 weeks.
“Countries across the globe have limited campaign seasons to as short as 6 weeks. With an organized system, a successful, informative, professional campaign could be run,” Crow wrote in the Change.com petition, which had about 33,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning.
Crow, a longtime Democrat who sang the national anthem ahead of a Democratic Party debate last year, called on both parties to do what they can to create a shorter election season. “We cannot sustain another lengthy slugfest like what we have witnessed for the past two years and ask both the DNC and RNC to reform the process and shorten our election season.”