This wild election is finally concluding, which means Twitter will have decidedly less fodder to ridicule and create memes from. But there is still one more day of campaign-related commentary left — and Election Day might have provided the internet's finest material yet. Take a look at some highlights below.
When people started to realize the race was a lot closer than anticipated, Twitter took a turn for the worse.
I don't think anyone can yet come close to processing the implications of Donald Trump actually being President of the United States.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 9, 2016
Things we need to realize:
Austerity is coming
Climate change will accelerate
Muslims will lose rights
— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) November 9, 2016
world will never be the same. I feel Sad for the young.🚽will never be more than the toilet, I've used as a symbol 4 Him.
U Can't Polish 💩
— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2016
political scientists will be studying the 2016 election for a very, very long time
— sean. (@SeanMcElwee) November 9, 2016
Older Americans are likely to wake up and find that they got their wish-a Trump Presidency& their 401ks down by 10-15 percent.
— Betsey Stevenson (@BetseyStevenson) November 9, 2016
It's not about Trump or Hillary. It's about the fact somebody ran on a platform of straight up racism and the U.S. Liked it.
— Purify (@TheToast2016) November 9, 2016
Best 2 out of 3
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 9, 2016
I wouldn't trust Donald Trump to water my plants while I was on vacation but yea sure let's have him run the country
— Sage Boggs (@sageboggs) November 9, 2016
— Ben Kessler (@kessler) November 9, 2016
if america were a video game, now is the time when i'd accidentally trip over the plug so it would shut off
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) November 9, 2016
If you wondered about the opposite of Netflix and Chill, it's CNN AND PANIC.
— Adam Kay (@amateuradam) November 9, 2016
Here's what Twitter was feeling just as the polls closed.
it's the remix to ignition/
election twitter edition/
tweeting about exit polls like/
everyone's a statistician
— AJ (@ajchavar) November 8, 2016
— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) November 8, 2016
im shocked https://t.co/PEl9VOPKpV
— j.r. hennessy (@jrhennessy) November 8, 2016
Husband turns off BBC because they're explaining basic stuff, turn over to CNN "this is New York, what you see is the Empire State Building"
— Gemma Cartwright (@GemmaCartwright) November 8, 2016
if you ask me this election could end about 100 different ways:
1) trump gets 0% of the vote
2) trump gets 1% of the vote
3) trump gets 2% o
— wint (@dril) November 8, 2016