It's been a rollercoaster of emotions, so far.
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.
CNN's John King Trending as Stressed Americans Not Having Nearly as Much 'Fun' with His Election Map as He Is
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.
Wake me up when ALL of the votes are counted. Until then buzz tf off.-respectfully Flyyyrene pic.twitter.com/ru82updbhS— Janelle Monáe, Cindi Mayweather👽🚆🤖🚀🪐 (@JanelleMonae) November 4, 2020
https://t.co/ilvEEXFCmJ pic.twitter.com/Bfk2UHFsw3— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) November 4, 2020
I hope this election teaches us that we can't just rely on an increasingly diverse voting population to automatically skew Democrat.— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) November 4, 2020
We need to consciously put money, resources & establishment Dem support behind candidates who reflect that diversity & represent their communities
*Googles “Can you put Xanax in coffee?”— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 4, 2020
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!— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 4, 2020
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— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 4, 2020
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— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) November 4, 2020
I haven’t slept, not for a minute!! Anxiety on a 10 10 10— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 4, 2020
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— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 4, 2020
Feels like there’s reason for cautious optimism...— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) November 4, 2020
Kind of terribly sad how close this election was. After this year and especially this summer it should’ve been a landslide. I don’t get it. Truly.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 4, 2020
The fool was still running?!— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) November 4, 2020
If Biden loses by any amount Kanye “won” in any of those 12 states, every table will be flipped from here to Michigan.
No table will be safe. I’ll be on a masked, social-distanced table-flipping rampage. You’ve all been warned. https://t.co/hF9Sn99htm
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— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) November 4, 2020
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— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 4, 2020
Tell me again about Black voters being the problem.— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) November 4, 2020
Write another think piece about it.
That 53—now FIFTY-FIVE percent of Karen’s never disappoint. They choose, racism, white supremacy & misogyny over their own interests (and yours) every single time. https://t.co/iAQP9Wes4e
Told you all. Just be patient. Relax and #CountEveryVote https://t.co/q9dsiaoP2Q— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 4, 2020
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.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) November 4, 2020
Thanks to everyone who worked the pole tonight.— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) November 4, 2020
The fact that it's so close though? Smh, it just shows you how much divisiveness is in this country which is petrifying. Totally incredulous that we're here 😳— Jay Pharoah (@JayPharoah) November 4, 2020
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— Tiya Sircar (She/Her) (@tiyasircar) November 4, 2020
That's not how this works. In a democracy we #COUNTEVERYVOTE because #everyvotecounts.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 4, 2020
Get your mind off Magic City strippers and focus on the plague that has killed 230,000 Americans. I can’t wait for the final vote count to come in and we send him packing. #BidenHarris2020 #KeepTheFaith pic.twitter.com/AZmE1ImGKG— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) November 4, 2020
Poles... I mean... for f*ck's sake. pic.twitter.com/8UY80n7IKU— ERIC BALFOUR (@ERICBALFOUR) November 4, 2020
2018 vibes. Count the votes— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 4, 2020
Hang tough all! This is the #RedMirage it’s about to “turn the corner” into a #BlueWall. Take a breath and get centered in yourself for the next coming days. #CountEveryVote https://t.co/FbrDyRyvjC— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 4, 2020
Whatever happens, the next four years can't be as bad as that four-year study abroad I did in Italy, right?— Amanda Knox (@amandaknox) November 4, 2020
We are all a mess of anxiety right now but at least we can celebrate this incredible news 🙌🏻 https://t.co/MlUMCnXfEF— Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) November 4, 2020
Sad to realize so many people are ok with his behavior and for what he represents. Especially when his policies don't help them financially AT ALL. https://t.co/SSzwoIaPAa— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) November 4, 2020
ARIZONA! That's big! Now we gotta get that weird NE-02 thing, whatever that is!— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 4, 2020
I have to go to sleep I really do. I’m hoping to wake up with a new president named Donald😘😘😘 take the wheel!— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) November 4, 2020
This show sucks— Andy Cohen (@Andy) November 4, 2020
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.— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) November 4, 2020
I just don’t understand how all of the racist, homophobic, immoral, transphobic, misogynistic things Trump has said and stood for wasn’t a deal breaker for this many Americans.— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) November 4, 2020
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— Tiya Sircar (She/Her) (@tiyasircar) November 4, 2020
What time is it? It feels like a million o'clock— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 4, 2020
One of the benefits of Election Day is the heat map of states you get letting people of colour know where not to vacation.— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) November 4, 2020
This is far from over. But it’s going to be close.— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) November 4, 2020
That in itself is horrible diagnosis.
fact this is close is an utterly damning portrait of decadence & decay : these aren’t votes for policies or ideologies -— John Cusack (@johncusack) November 4, 2020
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
It’s insane what *our* fears are if we lose, compared to their fears if Biden wins. like we will prob all die or be handmaids and they’re worried about bathroom safety— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 4, 2020
Just ordered an incredible amount of food because I’m an emotional eater and I’m scared.— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) November 4, 2020
Me. Too.— Jack Quaid (@JackQuaid92) November 4, 2020
This is like being awake during your own surgery.— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 4, 2020
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!— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 4, 2020
I don’t know what to do so I’m just posting this again. pic.twitter.com/ilWwgecaSR— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 4, 2020
The biggest, warmest “thank you” to every person out there fighting so hard to finally end this national nightmare. You’re the heroes we needed and you came out in droves. 👏🏻 🙌🏻 Love you!— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) November 4, 2020
My 1st cup of tequila just evaporated. Like, where did it go?— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) November 4, 2020
.@NicolleDWallace on @MSNBC just called #NorthCarolina a "side show" and she can officially kiss my ass!— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) November 4, 2020
Everyone?— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) November 4, 2020
Take a few deep breaths. Walk around the block — unless you’re in line, then stay in line! — Call a best friend.
Take care of yourself amidst the intensity.
I’ve prayed a lot in my life but outside of the 2008 election, I’ve never prayed this hard!!— Jay Ellis (@JayREllis) November 4, 2020
It’s like we are watching a championship game but the scoreboard is broken and just keeps putting up random numbers.— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) November 4, 2020
What's the mood now? pic.twitter.com/SUTN7FllBG— Padma "Did You Vote Yet?" Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) November 4, 2020
Congrats @SarahEMcBride!!! https://t.co/KsgmKIlo5z— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 4, 2020
This is so exciting!!! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/OiuAGDWM2Y— kristen VOTE johnston (@thekjohnston) November 4, 2020
YESSSS!!! https://t.co/uetlcPXVG8— Aubrey Plaza (@evilhag) November 4, 2020
Haven’t eaten dinner but have had 2 margaritas and am currently shoveling cinnamon gummy bears in my mouth every thing is great— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) November 4, 2020
Florida, you never cease to amaze me with your desire to vote against your own interests. https://t.co/7Jmrjzt6R3— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 4, 2020
Why do they make that scary noise and then say “too early to call?!?” STAHP!— loripetty (@loripetty) November 4, 2020
Thanx Kentucky... you failed us. pic.twitter.com/bhaOqrPPTP— Elvira (@TheRealElvira) November 4, 2020
Everyone who voted for this human vomit I wish upon you daily all day diarrhea for the rest of your miserable life https://t.co/pLaR8pxbZI— Leslie Grossman (@MissLeslieG) November 4, 2020
Florida. pic.twitter.com/3biz2vgfIx— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 4, 2020
I’m stress eating and drinking hbu pic.twitter.com/cRvtedf2Ph— Janel Parrish Long (@JanelParrish) November 4, 2020
My home state! Love you #Virginia ! https://t.co/M2eJ0tXaZA— Hilarie Burton Morgan (@HilarieBurton) November 4, 2020
don’t concern yourself with results until every vote is counted - let it take as long as it needs to which will prob be long- in the meantime drink 😘— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) November 4, 2020
Time is a flat circle. #ElectionNight pic.twitter.com/afFnSd1SUV— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 4, 2020
I’ve bit my fingers to their knuckles— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) November 4, 2020
y'all... i'm gonna smoke some cigarettes tonight. i do it once every few years. dont @ me. i'm just using twitter as a jewish confessional.— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) November 4, 2020
I just want Wolf Blitzer to cradle me like a baby and whisper friendly exit poll numbers in my ear.— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 4, 2020
Tequila https://t.co/1mUCeBtF1N— Garcelle Beauvais (@GarcelleB) November 4, 2020
Over here, 2nd gin and tonic and it’s only 4:07 pm. 🍸— Ricki Lake (@RickiLake) November 4, 2020
CNN’s election coverage being presented by the Calm app might be the funniest thing that has ever happened.— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) November 4, 2020
Indiana has always sucked. I’m sorry, but it’s the worst state in the Midwest.— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 4, 2020
Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin… All great in their own ways. Indiana has nothing to offer.— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 4, 2020
I’m sad to see so many #latins voting #trump I mean the Cuban pop alone. It’s ridiculous this is the man that is putting a wall up! Think he’s using you!!— Patti Stanger (@pattistanger) November 4, 2020
May your anxiety be low. Your wine stock full. And may ALL of the votes be counted... even if it takes a few days. #vote #election2020 https://t.co/Dfad5DKUUF— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) November 3, 2020
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