Well, here we are, finally, less than a week before the actual, honest-to-Pete American presidential election. We’re almost there. Admit it: you thought we’d never get to this point, didn’t you. And beyond the presidential election, there are also those 435 congressional contests, a third of the senate, a spread of governors and mayors, plus thousands of state legislators, city and county council members - and even a few judges and a municipal dog catcher or too up for election or re-election across the country. And in less than a week, all of it will be over. By J BROOKS SPECTOR.