Several people in our church are going to fast for a time, during the 40 days leading up to the election. I think this is a good idea. Did you know that there are other things to fast besides food? In the Bible, married people may separate themselves from intimate acts for a short time for the purpose of prayer and devotion.
I like to give up the radio as a fast. I enjoy hearing the voices in the background while I'm working. It keeps me company. I just quit listening to it as a gift to God so I can get a new perspective from Him. I often fast during the church seasons of Advent and Lent. Also, if I find myself too drawn to something, I'll give it up as a fast. That usually breaks the wrong attachment to the ojbect so I can enjoy it later and not be so dependent on it.
Often I give up sweets as a fast. Once my daughter and I fasted magazines. Here is what often happens. Just when you give something up, you get tempted to break the fast. I see my favorite dessert at a restaurant or a special guest is going to come on the radio.
The more you give up as a sweet sacrifice to God for His purposes, the more you will receive - even if only God's nearness and that is a lot. Spend the time praying for the election. Let the process purge self attitudes. It can be powerful.
This is not like a diet where you goof and -oh well. When you give something up, you do it. If you should slip, get forgiveness and go back on your fast until your time is up. God actually works with you to help you. Write down the things you have learned from your fast.
Give up the thing you love. David said, "...nor will I offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God with that which cost me nothing." 2Samuel 24:24 Don't give up TV if you don't watch it. The greater the sacrifice, the greater the blessing. We're talking spiritual blessings, but God does hear and He knows everything we need.
Items you may want to fast besides food: radio, TV, books, sweets, pop (soda), magazines, jewelry, CDs, whatever. May God bless your fasting. May God bless America as you fast for Him and for His plans to come forth.