As usual, I don't care what anyone says about it, I really like The Purge movies. And Election Year is my favorite of the series. Sure, the film and its predecessors have their weaknesses, but The Purge: Election Year is my type of film.
The core idea of The Purge series is simply incredible, and I really enjoy how each film is a different story set upon the same backdrop of a dystopian America of the future.
Critics seem to discredit the films, and I caught a brief caption of an NPR article in which the reviewer complains about the film appealing to people's "basest desires" or some carrying on that people often do when critiquing splatter-type films.
But I find that all of the films contain multiple parallels to modern society and layers of analogies that provide value insight into the issues of the past, present, and future.
I also just love a solid and rewatchable horror movie and the new-horror films that categorically fit on a horror shelf but are not necessarily horror. In fact, Google lists the film as Sci-Fi/Thriller. Personally, I just call it new-horror, and I love it!