I don't need to exec
() something as much as I need to call a sub-routine. I would figure that since the fork
()'ed child is monitoring the time difference it probably couldn't call the sub-routine once the timelimit was reached, right? If I were using threads this could be possible, iiuc. However, forked children don't know what their parent is doing nor does the parent know what it's children are doing with the exception of when the child exits, right? Im not trying to be snide. I'm honestly asking the question because this is how I understand how it all works.
So, in short, after 20 seconds once the vote has been initiated, I need to call end_vote() which does some things and then re-initializes all the variables used in the vote session.
Insert clever comment here...
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