a ruckus of crows
outside the polling place
As a great admirer of crows, I'm delighted that the term 'murder' isn't as often used as it was in the past. Great line, and I can imagine a polling venue at a church building, or goth like in other ways.
The last line is not only Poe in feeling, but that the politicians and their teams never seem to have the foggiest about the general public! Highly atmospheric!