When it seems like there’s only so much stress a person can take, the 2020 presidential election has proved the sky is the limit. Americans have spent the past couple of days glued to their screens and live election trackers in hopes of ending their sleepless nights and curbing their impending sense of doom.

The wait for the voting results has bent time and space. Hours seem longer than ever, days go in slow-mo, and ballot counting feels like an IV drip, painfully long and needlessly exhausting.

But the internet is a magical place, and whatever happens in the world around us, both the good and the bad find shelter here. That’s why people are taking to social media to share their election reactions, which is becoming a kind of meme in itself. From people saying they’re pulling up to Nevada to count the ballots, to checking the map every 5 minutes to see if the votes have changed, this has been an ultramarathon in anxiety and people are still rolling.

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chillchillpill
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2 months ago

EXACTLY!! #$@&!!

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To find out more about what it’s like for Americans to wait on the election results, Bored Panda reached out to Twitter user @strawbearysal, who tweeted one of the funny election reactions with the caption “This is everyone checking the map every 5 minutes to see if the votes in Nevada changed.”

@strawbearysal told us that waiting was absolutely nerve-wracking. “I’m a college student and I found myself not being able to focus on schoolwork because of how anxious I was waiting for the results.”

The Twitter user also told us that there have been 100 emotions that they've gone through during this time. In fact, @strawbearysal has been on the edge of their seat since November because “Anything could happen during the vote-counting period.”

Luckily, “The memes help a lot in keeping calm.”

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PaulTassi Report

Ola Polowczyk
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2 months ago

Stockholm syndrome

Jasmine Donald
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2 months ago

Agreed. The people wanting Trump are just not ok. F****d up in the head. COVID won't get better with him around...

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Amy Grant
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2 months ago

Seems like this country adores clowns, just look at Kardashian success story...

COcO BAMa
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2 months ago

LMAO i mean its the first halloween costume we pick up , its a movie, and be give it to kids for a birthday ..soooo

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Holly D
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2 months ago

Nether does the rest of the world...

Full of Giggles
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2 months ago

There's a reason Trump loves the "undereducated."

Monika Soffronow
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2 months ago

One of the problems I have with US politics is that it feels as though the way people react to political news, as well as much of the reporting of political news, is like they are following (or reporting) a football or ice hockey match. As though the only thing that counts is the score. That is not what politics is about. Politics is about what can and will be done AFTER the elections, it is about the direction a country will take, it is about how political decisions affect the lives of all citizens.

Bri Nicole
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2 months ago

He is a cult leader.

Jennifer Hughes
Community Member
2 months ago

Racism.

tuzdayschild
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2 months ago

You have put my bafflement into words sir.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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2 months ago

the same reason people followed hitler

Azziza
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2 months ago

This right here. It's cult behavior.

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Allie Adams
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2 months ago

Most of them benefit from white supremacy, so why wouldn't they? More white women voted for him this time than last time, despite how he treats women and everything he has done recently to harm roe v wade, because even with that he still helps uphold a system that makes us comfortable and doesn't require us to work on ourselves.

Max L.
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2 months ago

Heard on tv a lady declaring he did a lot for the black community. Probably proud they dedicated him the street in front of the white house ? We call them negationists.

Aria Whitaker
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2 months ago

And as someone who is a member of said community....I am still waiting on all of that "a lot" he supposedly did for us....*eye roll*...getting a couple of black folks out of jail IS NOT an accomplishment.

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elfin
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2 months ago

A lot of people aren't aware of the awful things that happened in the last four years because they watch FOX.

Mel
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2 months ago

Fear of socialism. I know some pretty decent older people who fear socialism and decided tRump is the lesser of two evils...and there are a lot of stupid people in the country.

Z Alexi
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2 months ago

Comedian Bill Maher~~on ABC TV 30 years~~said "Most Americans are dumb." I was barely 20something but had engaged, traveled, negotiated, dated enough that I knew he hit the bull's eye. If u care only about yr silly house's property tax & salary tax + yr portfolio~~you're in room-temperature I.Q. range. You~~who live in house that requires car to get everywhere~~use(d) our roads so we'd hafta re-pave 'em & follow(ed) our signs & lights [& pollute(d) our air & waters], went to our public schools [perhaps public colleges] & used public hospitals, courthouses & libraries. Now, you're grown & don't want to pay for what you & yr family(ies) used for decades [perhaps centuries!]? Ultra greedheads. Pls never call those of us w/hearts who play fair, you miserable f*x.

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

Kool-Aid drinkers

serge
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2 months ago

There is not a single thinking human being on this planet who understands.

Shalini Pabreja
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2 months ago

Cause they’re stone cold stupid ... and they (Trumpers) and the orange furball truly deserve each other.

Melene Majlovic
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2 months ago

And now he is grabbing them by their ballots

John Baker
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2 months ago

As George Carlin so succinctly put it, "some people are really f****n' stupid."

natie marie
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2 months ago

Because it make them feel like if the leaders a jerk then I can be a jerk and it's acceptable.

MonicaChicagoGal
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2 months ago

I'm American and I can't wrap my head around it either...

Quazmodic
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2 months ago

They must be the people in those Youtube "Dumb Americans" videos. lol

Maja Lange
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2 months ago

I feel the same - except right now it's 70,206,299...

Kat Hoth
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2 months ago

It is astounding.

okpkpkp
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2 months ago

Just to "mess" with us libs, I think. 70 million 'crazy as crazy can be' voted for this chump, including my son and daughter in law. I am so grateful and happy Biden & Harris won.

backatya
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2 months ago

because they're assh*les themselves

Anna Repp
Community Member
2 months ago

70M :(

Laura Johnston
Community Member
2 months ago

and yet they did.

Jill Scheck
Community Member
2 months ago

Same

Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

LMAO

Debbie Archimedes
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2 months ago

Are you f*****g retarded?!

Annette Rainbow
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2 months ago

you my friend are one of a small % that is thinking, the rest are just mindless idiots.

Pervinca
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2 months ago

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I read a lot of unrespectful comment here. I'm not even american so I don't care so much about who will win. But do you all really think that 67 million of people are dumb and racist just because have different opinions? Some of them could be so, sure. But the same could be find in the Biden supporters. I don't see the reason to be so closed minded and ignorant to judge this people so easily. We all have been "brainwashed" from some sort of propaganda and sometimes the only thing to do is to choose the "least worst". So please be respectuful and inform more yourself before being so harsh towards people you sure don't know.

Lori Spins
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2 months ago

As someone who lives in America, works with cops who support Trump, live next door and all around Trump supporters, yes they are racist. I couldn't imagine having an opinion on another country that I do not live in and have no idea what it's like to tell those countrymen and women to just be respectful and inform yourself.... next time keep your opinion to yourself especially if you have nothing to offer but to chastise. Get real!

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Truth Monster
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2 months ago

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How 67 million people came to adore Trump despite 4 years of lies and outrage-mongering from the Twitterati is indeed a feat.

Lucas
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2 months ago

Trump - king twat of the Twitterati.

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Vaida Marius Adrian
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2 months ago

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Better than going to war ...

Mohammad Ammar
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2 months ago

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To be fair, he must be doing something right to have the support that he does.

H Edwards
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2 months ago

Something is very wrong with America.

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People just want constuctive work done to ensure equality between races, like having the lowest ever jobless rate for black people in america under trump.

CP
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2 months ago

The jobless rate was dropping in the same way under Obama. Trump did nothing but cut taxes for the rich and that didn't help the country overall.

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On the other hand, @strawbearysal believes that this is going to be a historic election. “The voter turnout and states that are usually red turning out to be blue this year. People are ready for a change.”

At this boiling point of the vote counting, @strawbearysal suggests staying positive. “It doesn’t matter what’s happening right now—all votes will be counted and we will receive fair election results soon,” the Twitter user concluded and we can’t agree more!

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Ola Polowczyk
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2 months ago

Can he take Polish government with him? Wherever he's going.

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When it seems like there weren’t enough things to worry about these days, the US presidential election has surely added fuel to the fire. A recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association and Harris Poll found that 68% of American adults say that the current election has caused significant stress in their lives. In comparison, ahead of the 2016 election, only 52% of Americans said the same thing.

Interestingly, the findings also indicated that the increased stress levels were present and consistent across the political parties: 76% of Democrats, 67% of Republicans, and 64% of Independents reported election-related stress.

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JK Rowling
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2 months ago

Anybody gonna talk about this awesome photoshop?

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago

Savage but true

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Holly D
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2 months ago

Ya'll messed up 4 years ago

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The American Psychological Association suggests a couple of tactics for easing that tremendous sense of election anxiety. Avoid dwelling on worst-case scenarios, because fear breeds negative emotions. Make sure you have a voting plan and an election day plan ready, so that you have some emotional support from friends and family to help you through the nerve-wracking wait.

And lastly, try to control your use of social media, because focusing on things that you can control may be soul-soothing. “If following the news, watching the debates, or scrolling through social media is causing you stress, limit your media consumption,” writes APA.

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Mihran Hovnanian
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2 months ago

If the Donald is in the lead... STOP COUNTING! ;-)

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Rachel Peterson
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2 months ago

Exactly: 4.6 million MORE of your neighbors voted for tRump this year than did in 2016 - message to: POC, LGBTQ, women, Jews, Muslims, native populations, latinos, immigrants? Approximately 66 million Americans voted against your right to exist freely and equally in this country - THAT is what Biden/Harris and the rest of us are really facing.

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H Edwards
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2 months ago

I think this was his plan all along, no? Try to engineer most of the postal ballots to be Dem and then try to stop them being counted.

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In the end, try staying active because “Moving helps us release the energy we experience when we feel stressed.” So at this point, there’s no better thing to do than taking your corgi out for a walk. I mean, when was the last time you turned your head to see the sky?

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H Edwards
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2 months ago

This was all part pf their plan, they have been making that clear for weeks.

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A true American hero, the late great Senator John McCain, is surely smiling while his home State of Arizona just gave the proverbial "thumbs down" to President Trump.

Remember when Trump said John McCain was "not a war hero" and that Trump "like(s) people who weren't captured..." ?

Maybe Cindy McCain's endorsement of Biden turned this whole election.

It is incredibly poetic that John McCain's home State is the one that turns this election for Biden.

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Rachel Peterson
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2 months ago

This is great reminder... karma is a bitch, ain't she?

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Rachel Peterson
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2 months ago

EXACTLY! This is the best tweet thus far... I'm going out to twitter to find this and re-tweet!

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COcO BAMa
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Unclear why? we all know cause he want to speak with the judge about why he's not winning cause he's a double standard baby.

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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2 months ago

Worst nightmare from all managers all over the world.

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tuzdayschild
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2 months ago

Sad but so true

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Rachel Peterson
Community Member
2 months ago

Seriously... I also love how all those "Christians" lined right up behind this damaged human being whose existence violates every principle and belief Jesus had and preached. SMFH

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Douglas Turner
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2 months ago

That is what makes me realise that this isn't a victory or an end to the division. Either way it's four (and more) more years.''

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Erika Nichols
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2 months ago

This is so good. Can I give it more than one vote?

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brukernavn340
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2 months ago

I disagree. The result of this election will affect the rest of the world too.

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Christian Bradshaw
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2 months ago

Haha! That's funny

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Bobert Robertson
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2 months ago

In monopoly I think about it a lot

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S.
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2 months ago

I still regret the time when I was thinking about how it'd be like to experience historical event during history class in 2017.

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Rachel Peterson
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2 months ago

Ha! This one made me snort my coffee out my nose!

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Christian Bradshaw
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2 months ago

I believe it

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H Edwards
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2 months ago

They planned it this way

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Mary Peace
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2 months ago

Meanwhile my head is swelling.

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

oompa loompa doesn't know how election works

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COcO BAMa
Community Member
2 months ago

I was like this the whole time even wen up to my tv and tapped arizona

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Elisabet Larsen
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2 months ago

Only to find out that the file is broken.

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Colin L
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2 months ago

Can we please have ranked choice voting so to end polarized elections?

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SOCALRE4U Report

Purr·maid
Community Member
2 months ago

Right!

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CP
Community Member
2 months ago

This point is sad and funny. Shows how much Republicans are hypocrites.

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Scyth
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2 months ago

Well, it's mississipi, what did you expect.

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Wendy Franck
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2 months ago

The whole world watching U.S. news

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magnadar
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2 months ago

Neither do the millions of others dying because of hunger or no water

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Mary Peace
Community Member
2 months ago

Reboot, like we wanted to do with 2020 anyway.

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tuzdayschild
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2 months ago

yep

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Teresa Thomas
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2 months ago

😂😭😭 I feel attacked lol I ate way too much Halloween candy

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Purr·maid
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2 months ago

Yeah, I certainly hope it's not herpes because I hear you cannot get rid of it.

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Wolfstar
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2 months ago

Lmao I have two friends in Australia that said that if Trump wins, they'll move to Antarctica

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

I see the results turning out badly whichever way it turns out. I predict that The riots and violence happening right now will be nothing compared to whats to come. It won’t help that Trump will fuel the fire ESPECIALLY if he loses. I am scared for America.

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Christian Bradshaw
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2 months ago

I'll be honest. The drawing is kinda adorable

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Holly D
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2 months ago

THIS!"!! His whole attitude for the last 4 years...

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Holly D
Community Member
2 months ago

If your smart enough to think like that i think the rest of the world will welcome you with open arms

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DogMom
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2 months ago

I wouldn’t wish this on anyone but the tweet is funny just the same

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Wendillon
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2 months ago

Can we have all of those regardless of the outcome? We could use a few laughs.

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les
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2 months ago

*whining

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Leo Domitrix
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2 months ago

Dear World: We in the US understand the concept of multi-party elections. We simply have two parties that dominate b/c they have the $$$$. Donate to the other parties if you want to see it change. Love, An American

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DC
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2 months ago

Prince! Still love him and his music ... a true loss to the entire world, or at least those who have and use ears...

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Purr·maid
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2 months ago

What a joke. He basically wasted votes that could have went to Biden.

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