As of 11 a.m. on Friday, November 6, a clear winner has yet to be announced in the 2020 presidential election (although things are looking good for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, thanks in part to a lead in Pennsylvania). How are Americans handling the pressure, you ask? “Not well, bitch,” to quote the great Dorinda Medley.
While we’re certainly living through one of the more chaotic moments in American political history, the overwhelming sense of confusion shared by many of those scrutinizing election results has lent itself to a maelstrom of tweets about Biden’s predicted victory in Pennsylvania:
can’t believe gritty is president now but i guess that’s 2020 for you
— amy (@arb) November 6, 2020
if i may? go birds
— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) November 6, 2020
I have watched the entirety of It's Always Sunny in the last three months and said many times that it's the only source of joy in 2020—what I'm saying is: I'm a witch.
— Seyward Darby (@seywarddarby) November 6, 2020
Many also noted the impact of former Georgia state representative Stacey Abrams in helping to turn her home state blue:
Georgia going blue is in large part not only credit to Stacey Abrams (yes say her name and say it LOUDLY!) but to all the Black and Indigenous grassroot groups who have been working for this day and this moment for years if not their whole lifetime.
— Vanessa Clark (@FoxxyGlamKitty) November 6, 2020
It's like the thousandth most important thing going on right now, but let Stacey Abrams be another reminder that people who write (and read) romance are not what people who do not read romance often envision.
— Linda Holmes Thinks You're Doing Great (@lindaholmes) November 6, 2020
Stacey Abrams has a thriller out in May which means she flipped Georgia AND wrote and sold a book.
I have absolutely no excuse anymore.
— Katherine Locke (@Bibliogato) November 6, 2020
I know y’all mean well but please stop saying “can we clone Stacey Abrams?”
There are literally thousands of talented Black organizers and leaders we owe this to. And STACEY started off her morning by shouting some of them out!
— brittany packnett cunningham says #CountEveryVote (@MsPackyetti) November 6, 2020
Nevada, and its six electoral votes, remained a cipher:
I'm getting word that nevada vote counters have finished their morning stretch routine and will be ready to count 11 more votes after breakfast
— chuuch (@ch000ch) November 6, 2020
You just know #nevada is gonna’ come walking in with the results in one hand and a giant iced coffee in the other, talkin’ about, “traffic!”
— Ginger Minj (@TheGingerMinj) November 6, 2020
Overall, a sense of chaos and anxiety reigned across the country, even as many Biden voters prepared for the seductive idea that their candidate could soon declare victory:
my right leg has not stopped shaking for 96 hours
— Julie Kosin (@juliekosin) November 6, 2020
my favorite thing to stress eat is everything
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) November 2, 2020
Just heard the garbage/recycle bins get picked up. Heard a lot of wine bottles fall…
— Ashley Bulayo (@ashleeeybash) November 6, 2020
This feels like whatever the opposite of a slow-motion car crash is.
— Michelle Legro (@michellelegro) November 6, 2020
And, of course, some logged on to beg for even a momentary respite from the Trump–versus–Biden news that has dominated our lives for what feels like years (but has somehow only been three days? Seems fake, but okay!):
can you all come up with something else talking about the election is not fab
— Devan Díaz (@diaz_devan) November 6, 2020
Okay let’s please call it already.
— Susan Fowler (@susanthesquark) November 6, 2020