It's been three days since American people headed to the polls (or cast postal votes!) to elect the 46th president of the US.
And yet, we still don't have a president.
Like everything else in 2020, the election is turning out to be 'unprecedented'. Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have proclaimed their belief of victory, the former - without providing evidence - has made claims of voter fraud and some states (key states) have still not finished adding up their votes.
The length of time it's taken to count the votes of this election is due to a number of factors, including the Coronavirus pandemic, meaning more people were inclined to vote by mail-in (postal) voting. As the US is such a large country, states can also choose how they count the votes. For example, Pennsylvania decided not to count mail-in votes until after they had counted all of the in-person votes, and Nevada took a bit of a break on Wednesday, resuming their count on Thursday.
So what do people do during uncertain times? Well as the Covid-19 pandemic has proven, they head to the internet and create, share and laugh at memes.
Here are some of the most hysterical:
Have we ever watched so much news? We are not sure
My friend’s 3 year old daughter asked her mom when she will stop watching the “map show”
— Laura Webb (@lalawebb) November 5, 2020
A post shared by TheTinderBlog (@thetinderblog) on Nov 5, 2020 at 8:50am PST
Dragging on a bit now dallyn (Results not Carol FYI) #uokhun #hunsnet #hun #hon #dallyn #love #pop #gay #uk #london #england #photooftheday #igers #popculture #ukmeme #gaytravel #gayuk #fashion #food #gaylondon #meme #drag #makeup #igers #instadaily #travel #jokes #banter #lgbtq #lgbt
A post shared by HunsNet (@hunsnet) on Nov 5, 2020 at 7:40am PST
It just occurred to me that this election is following the plot of The Notebook:
- A white house
- Mail that wasn’t received
- A lot of fighting
- It wasn’t over
- It still isn’t over pic.twitter.com/5fXL0Qx2Nb
— Toby Herman (@tobyherman27) November 5, 2020
A post shared by Saint Hoax (@sainthoax) on Nov 5, 2020 at 4:58pm PST
A post shared by Upworthy (@upworthy) on Nov 5, 2020 at 6:05am PST
Pennsylvania and Georgia, hbu?
Georgia and Pennsylvania flipping blue like pic.twitter.com/86Tg5JtBqL
— Nekk-o'-Lantern (@Nekkowe) November 6, 2020
Everyone else looking at Pennsylvania like... pic.twitter.com/7cK5aEIdo0
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) November 4, 2020
— Alexandra Jones (@alexaejones) November 6, 2020
last night this morning pic.twitter.com/gXH1KjZ6GJ
— ieatboyss 🦋 (@sam_ieatboyss) November 6, 2020
EricTrump: We have won Pennsylvania!
Pennsylvania today: pic.twitter.com/UcNhFC3Hoa
— Shan (@shanuddin889) November 6, 2020
Nevada after seeing both Georgia and Pennsylvania counting their votes through the night pic.twitter.com/F1SSlQiSBH
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 6, 2020
georgia and pennsylvania right now pic.twitter.com/2OoW5m00y8
— Sam Wieder (@swieder13) November 6, 2020
Everyone's feeling super calm
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 5, 2020
A post shared by TheTinderBlog (@thetinderblog) on Nov 5, 2020 at 11:22am PST
It's been a long few days...
Me waking up to the same electoral map as when I went to sleep: pic.twitter.com/6K7ZLL8vkF
— Geet Jeswani (@TweetingGeet) November 5, 2020
A post shared by Betches Media (@betches) on Nov 6, 2020 at 5:24am PST
A post shared by Saint Hoax (@sainthoax) on Nov 4, 2020 at 8:32am PST
Can't let one bad night ruin what's been an amazing year
— mike cella 🦋 (@mikeVcella) November 4, 2020
There's been a lot about the way Trump has handled this whole thing...
A post shared by Fat tony (@dj_fattony_) on Nov 5, 2020 at 8:06am PST
A post shared by Saint Hoax (@sainthoax) on Nov 3, 2020 at 10:18pm PST
A post shared by thefatjewish (@thefatjewish) on Nov 4, 2020 at 5:14pm PST
A post shared by The Daily Show (@thedailyshow) on Nov 5, 2020 at 9:32pm PST
Hey newspapers, don't all go with 'YOU'RE FIRED'. Plenty of other options:
• P45 for P.45
• The Lying King
• Lord of the Lies
• Donald Dumped
• Down in the Trumps
• Game over, combover
• POTUS Out Of Our Misery
• Orange Is The New Sacked
— Andy Ryan (@ItsAndyRyan) November 6, 2020
— Lukerazor (@Lukerazor) November 5, 2020
Tunnnnne dallyn #uokhun #hunsnet #hun #hon #dallyn #love #pop #gay #uk #london #england #photooftheday #igers #popculture #ukmeme #gaytravel #gayuk #fashion #food #gaylondon #meme #drag #makeup #igers #instadaily #travel #jokes #banter #lgbtq #lgbt
A post shared by HunsNet (@hunsnet) on Nov 5, 2020 at 1:52pm PST
How's Hillary Clinton doing?
— Tara Hernandez (@TaraHrnzSnz) November 6, 2020
— Andrea Newbury (@newbury_andrea) November 6, 2020
The view from across the pond:
A post shared by Lauren: Food, Fitness, Memes (@laurenjsmith13) on Nov 4, 2020 at 2:44am PST
nothing beats a uk election night. i don't want algorithms and shiny graphics i want shadow chancellors losing their jobs on tv in a leisure centre at 3am
— alex (@alexotway) November 4, 2020
— Sammy (@hibsfansam) November 4, 2020
— JT (@jasloevera) November 5, 2020
And then there were a lot for Nevada...
— Ollie Smith (@93_smithereens) November 6, 2020
Nevada rolling in later with its final votes pic.twitter.com/1awsuZJoFI
— Alex Konrad (@alexrkonrad) November 6, 2020
Nevada being asked about election results 😭 pic.twitter.com/53HMrZgyMA
— ANT (@ANTFERNY) November 4, 2020
Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvanian right now counting their votes. pic.twitter.com/iOCJ0cPTx6
— 𝒫𝑒𝓇stєphαníє💎Happy TOP day!💚Elderwol🏳️🌈 (@Iluvyou2109) November 5, 2020
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
“Alright states, how many votes have we counted today?”
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) November 6, 2020
#theofficeinstafans #theoffice #theofficememe #theofficememes #funny #dundermifflin #dundermifflinpapercompany #michaelscott #dwightschrute #pamhalpert #jimhalpert #pambeesly #jennafischer #political #nevada #vote #election2020
A post shared by The Office Instafans (@the_officeinstafans) on Nov 5, 2020 at 12:49pm PST
A post shared by Saint Hoax (@sainthoax) on Nov 4, 2020 at 6:54pm PST
USA: where u at?
Nevada: I’m on the freeway pic.twitter.com/YY3LmfIbWq
— Blade 🗡 (@Fothousands) November 5, 2020
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