The 2020 Election is not-so-quickly coming to a close and Hollywood, along with the rest of the country, awaits with anticipation and anxiety to see who will be the next President of the United States.
The nail-biting showdown between Republican incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden brought out voters in droves to the polling stations. As the results for the "the most important election of our lives" began to trickle in, so did an outpouring of reaction flood social media from celebrities.
Florida was a hot topic, as the map color kept changing between red and blue all night ... stars celebrated Sarah McBride making history by becoming the first out transgender state senator in the United States ... and others shared what they stress eating or drinking while watching the wall-to-wall coverage.
As the night slipped into early Wednesday morning, Biden gave a quick speech to say that he was feeling confident still, but his followers needed to be patient until all the votes are counted. Trump then tweeted that the night was "a big WIN," promising a statement of his own.
The president then alleged that an unidentified "they are trying to STEAL the election," reiterating his talking point that "votes cannot be cast after the Poles [sic] are closed!"
He quickly corrected the spelling of "polls," but Twitter still flagged the tweet as violating its Civic Integrity Policy, containing content that "is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process." He later gave a speech saying, "Frankly, we did win this election" and threatened to go to the Supreme Court to say "We want all voting to stop." That sparked its own wave of backlash from Hollywood.
As more and more people started waking up on Wednesday, they kept hope alive for Biden as key states started to lean blue while more votes were counted. Trump, meanwhile, began tweeting about votes for him starting to "magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps" in Democratic districts were counted.
We'll keep updating this post more results come in.
Every single vote in this country matters, will be counted and will matter! It is the emblem of our democracy! I have so much faith in the human spirit! We’ve got this America! Sending EVERYONE A BIG HUG!
It’s called counting ballots you psychopath. You and your enablers prevented the mail ins from being counted until Election Day in these states. We see you. We know you. You’re done. Get off of twitter & shop for prison gowns. Gaslight in your cell. https://t.co/y2ckrVJE3A
Any other new moms up every three hours last night to make milk and think “oh surely there will be an outcome and I will be the first to know heh heh” only to phone scroll to NOTHING? Should’ve watched Selling Sunset
There can be two truths. Biden IS going to win this thing AND America has shown itself to be dangerously racist, pathetic and more willing to vote for hatred than their own lives. But at least we will get to fight another day. #CountAllTheVotes
Awoke to strangeness. The problem with mail in votes is they are ghosts. No proof of anything including being alive, being a resident, or being a citizen. Absentee ballots are not mail in votes. But we knew that didn’t we?🤷♀️Hope the ghosts don’t win
America is suffering a soul sickness. We have to understand the divisive and violent character of this nation. Repair and Heal the genocide and slavery that we are also founded upon. Give those things their proper place and honor so that we can become whole. https://t.co/Q1larRTc7b
A razor thin Biden win with a zero legislative mandate and a GOP held majority Senate while Trump made huge gains within both black & Hispanic voting blocks... Democrats go push forward limping and bleeding with a huge warning about the voters they are repelling from the party.
No matter the outcome, that this election was a referendum on Donald Trump & his Presidency and it’s somehow too close to call at this point says so much more about the state of our country & moral compass of our countrymen than it does our electoral system. #Election2020
Peeps! Just remember that we will likely NOT know the results tonight. There are so many absentee ballots to count this year, and due to the GOP suing to stop them being counted early, it’ll take days to get through them. Breathe. Be patient. Steady yourself for the week ahead.
South Carolina. Oh man. What can I even say to y’all? That you can look at #LindseyGraham in all of his pathetic, boot-licking hypocrisy and still vote for him over @harrisonjaime makes me seriously question my faith in humanity. 😔#Election2020
fact this is close is an utterly damning portrait of decadence & decay : these aren’t votes for policies or ideologies - They are votes for a man who’s mentally ill & killing people in a pandemic & a child abducting rapist & rascist - soul of USA is deathly sick Win & heal
Just to remind you all, there is going to be a red shift in the swing states in the south (from looking blue to looking red) and the opposite in the upper Midwest (from red to blue.) This is because of how mail in ballots are counted. So don't freak out! Or do! I don't know!