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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Inclusion 2020
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10 months ago

It is definitely upsetting and even scary to see the amount of support he has in our country.

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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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Ola Polowczyk
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10 months ago

Stockholm syndrome

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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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10 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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10 months ago

Anybody gonna talk about this awesome photoshop?

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ADHORTATOR
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10 months ago

Savage but true

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Holly D
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10 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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10 months ago

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

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Rachel Peterson
Community Member
10 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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10 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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10 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
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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COcO BAMa
Community Member
10 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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Rachel Peterson
Community Member
10 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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Luisa Vasconcelos
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10 months ago

Worst nightmare from all managers all over the world.

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tuzdayschild
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10 months ago

Sad but so true

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Rachel Peterson
Community Member
10 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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10 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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10 months ago

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

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brukernavn340
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10 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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10 months ago

Haha! That's funny

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Bobert Robertson
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10 months ago

In monopoly I think about it a lot

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S.
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10 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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10 months ago

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

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Christian Bradshaw
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10 months ago

I believe it

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H Edwards
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10 months ago

They planned it this way

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Mary Peace
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10 months ago

Meanwhile my head is swelling.

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MagicalUnicorn
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10 months ago

oompa loompa doesn't know how election works

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COcO BAMa
Community Member
10 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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10 months ago

Only to find out that the file is broken.

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Colin L
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10 months ago

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

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Purr·maid
Community Member
10 months ago

Right!

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CP
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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Wendy Franck
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10 months ago

The whole world watching U.S. news

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Scyth
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10 months ago

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

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magnadar
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10 months ago

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

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Mary Peace
Community Member
10 months ago

Reboot, like we wanted to do with 2020 anyway.

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tuzdayschild
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10 months ago

yep

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Teresa Thomas
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10 months ago

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

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Wolfstar
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10 months ago

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

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Purr·maid
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
10 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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10 months ago

I'll be honest. The drawing is kinda adorable

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Holly D
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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Holly D
Community Member
10 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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10 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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10 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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10 months ago

*whining

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
10 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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10 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
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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