All the best US Election memes and reactions so far
5 November 2020, 16:36 | Updated: 10 November 2020, 09:57
Nevada! Wisconsin! Mail-in ballots! The news anchors! Here are all the best memes from the 2020 US election.
UPDATE: It's been called. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are now officially the President-elect and Vice President-elect of the United States.
----- Original post: The 2020 US election is now officially the biggest election the country has ever seen. Over 143 million votes have been cast, and Democratic nominee Joe Biden has received the most presidential candidate votes in US election history. (Donald Trump also managed to surpass the record set by Barack Obama in 2008.)
However, at time of original publication, the winner has yet to be called. Neither Biden nor Trump have managed to reach the required 270 electoral college points just yet, due to several swing states that are still counting mail-in ballots.
People have been reacting to the stressful election on social media since election day (Nov 3) in the best way they know how: Memes.
If you're looking for a moment of levity while you wait for the final results to come in, or simply need a distraction to stop you from doom-scrolling, here are some of the funniest reactions to the 2020 US election.
Nevada's slow vote counting process
Nevada and its 6 electoral college votes could be crucial to both candidate's victory. Nevada, however, is taking its sweet time counting all the mail-in ballots and the entire country – nay! the world! – has its eyes on the state. And everyone is VERY stressed about it.
Me a non-American with 29494 overdue assignments waiting on Nevada to count the damn votes pic.twitter.com/tBlRFHbQul— skyerenaee✨ (@skyerenaee1) November 5, 2020
streets saying this the mf counting votes in nevada pic.twitter.com/5eKHnta2pq— Aiden®💈 (@IcyKemba) November 4, 2020
Waiting on Nevada to determine the fate of this country’s future pic.twitter.com/0jEUrlkqK1— Daniel Soria (@Soria1Daniel) November 4, 2020
Nevada forgot to take the meat out the freezer and just heard the election pull up in the driveway.— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) November 4, 2020
me on my way to help nevada count the votes myself cause they’re taking to long pic.twitter.com/GeL8qBrMI9— arisama (@aarisette) November 4, 2020
everyone when nevada finally finishes counting their votes pic.twitter.com/ZyC4BUpLXZ— 𝖕𝖗𝖊𝖘𝖙𝖔𝖓 | VOTE era (@swishthecure) November 4, 2020
The Mail-in ballot plot twist
Due to the pandemic, US voters utilised their right to vote via mail-in ballot in order to avoid queuing at the polls on election day. The majority of people who did this were Democratic voters, while Republican voters decided to vote mostly in person. As a result, some swing states are seeing a surge in blue votes, which are having a huge effect on the final vote totals.
People are comparing the mail-in ballots to that scene in Avengers: Endgame and the 2017 Best Picture Oscar plot twist.
In Person Voting. Mail in ballots. pic.twitter.com/0Hr2WwinPr— Tristan (@AyoTristan) November 4, 2020
Democratic mail-in ballots coming in from swing states this morning like pic.twitter.com/JYYaZxVv8n— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) November 4, 2020
Everyone: Biden is going to lose Michigan— lil mumu. 🇵🇸 (@mautezawad) November 4, 2020
The Mail in Ballots:pic.twitter.com/baKqeMXacV
Trump: Don’t mail in your vote. Vote in person— Anthony Moore (@AllThatandMoore) November 4, 2020
Trump when he doesn’t have any mail-in ballots: pic.twitter.com/6DiPGpptTo
Wisconsin and Michigan turning blue
Speaking of mail-in ballots... Wisconsin and Michigan flipped.
Wisconsin, Michigan and Nevada said pic.twitter.com/HhscEBOZz4— anti-fracking activist lady gaga (@bxbyzxddy) November 4, 2020
Trump at 2am last night: “Its a fraud and disgrace, quite frankly I’ve won already.”— Dr. Z, HD👨🏻🔬 (@bighersh319) November 4, 2020
Mail in ballots in WI and MI: pic.twitter.com/eD30ntPnzq
And don't forget the electoral maps!
Have you been staring at a blue and red map of the United States for over 2 days? Have the colours just merged into one giant purple blob? Well here's some more, only this time, they have nothing to do with the real votes. Enjoy! x
an electoral map if Biden wins every state containing area codes where Ludacris claimed to have hoes pic.twitter.com/WGLVYN4ufq— Pumpkin Spice 1 (@toriimacdaddy) November 3, 2020
oh my god the electoral map leaked a day early pic.twitter.com/IJbMJbuaTg— Robert Komaniecki (@Komaniecki_R) November 2, 2020
The map if Biden wins every place referenced in the 3rd verse of Beez in the Trap by Nicki Minaj pic.twitter.com/Nkffulqyjg— 👨🏼💻 (@kingshitbby) November 3, 2020
The sheer length and stress of this election...
Thanks a lot, 2020.
showing up in work slack like pic.twitter.com/qUFb9go5Se— David Mack (@davidmackau) November 4, 2020
voting in 2016 voting in 2020 pic.twitter.com/BUWJW5CnbN— keely flaherty (@keelyflaherty) November 3, 2020
Today’s mood pic.twitter.com/SgiwCtHrOa— Americana at Brand Memes (@americanamemes) November 3, 2020
Me: ima stay off social media for my mental health today— Mona (@KARMEN300) November 3, 2020
Also me: pic.twitter.com/5M82z10Tgd
goddamn they needa elect someone already bro I can’t keep waking up and checking cnn msnbc Fox News and AP i feel like a 50yr old finance executive who’s marriage fell apart— first-mate prance (@bocxtop) November 5, 2020
Can we get a little commotion for the news anchors who literally haven't stopped...
Twitter is absolutely losing it over MSNBC's Steve Kornacki and CNN's John King dedication to reporting the ins and outs of the election.
I honestly dunno how steve is still going im bout to die pic.twitter.com/R8IEt8lbIj— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 5, 2020
John King has been standing in front of screen pointing at counties for about 30 hours— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 5, 2020
CNN is about to have John King work 72 hours straight with one 15 minute lunch break— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 4, 2020
Wolf back to you...— Logan (Barstool NFL Fan) (@logansuspence) November 4, 2020
“We can’t call anything”
John King back to you...
“Be patient it’s going to be a long night”
Wolf back to you...
“We can’t call anything”
John King back to you... pic.twitter.com/WoKGRfEnXg
And finally... nice.
(Biden has already surpassed the 69 million vote count. At time of original publication, AP reported that Biden had 72,141,236 votes and Trump had 68,670,017.)