Election Day marks the finish line of a grueling, fractious and long campaign.
It started with Ted Cruz announcing his candidacy in March 2015.
Twenty months later, many Americans are expressing their exhaustion with the process.
Many people are looking wistfully to other countries like Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and France, which elect their leaders in a few weeks and then move on.
Michigan State University associate professor of political science Matt Grossmann sat down with us today to talk about how the process for electing our president became so protracted.