Things are tense. As election officials work to count the remaining ballots, Americans have been left on the edge of their seats, sitting, watching and waiting for their next president.
But in the meantime, it’s meme time.
Since polls closed on Tuesday, Americans desperate for results have taken to social media, looking for ways to cope with election week anxiety. Ask the internet and you shall receive memes.
If one thing is clear, this election is starting to feel very, very long.
And as the officials count, pollsters predict, and the media projects, it has become very hard to think about absolutely anything else.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 5, 2020
Special attention has been turned to Arizona, Nevada, and Pennsylvania where officials have yet to declare the winner, and whose voters could send either Joe Biden or Donald Trump to the White House. Nevada in particular – normally thought of for the gambling and nightlife of Las Vegas – has become a particular target of social media frustration.
Nevada AG Aaron Ford responds to people sharing a meme joking that the Zootopia sloth is who is counting ballots in Nevada: "my friend @Bakari_Sellers tweeted about it and I told him he aint right about that."
Adds "we're doing to the best we can," "it's going to take some time" pic.twitter.com/scbtNSDk3t
— Cheyenne Haslett (@cheyennehaslett) November 5, 2020
nevada after counting 1 ballot an hour pic.twitter.com/2i8JycJtLt
— joe (@jxeker) November 5, 2020
the electoral map if people voted their jean color pic.twitter.com/2jgELGVxZb
— Derek Guy (@dieworkwear) November 3, 2020
As it stands now, we’re still waiting on results from Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania.