These 10 memes perfectly sum up the 2020 election
This week has been a long year, huh?November 9, 2020
Well, folks, it has been one hell of an election week, right? The U.S. and the world all reacted to the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris secured enough votes from the Electoral College for a presidential win.
Biden and Harris experienced a historic win. The president-elect is the oldest person to hold the office, while the future VP is the first Black, South Asian American and woman to hold the position in the White House. Additionally, the two garnered more than 75 million votes, a record-breaking amount of ballots cast.
Despite the roller coaster of political information and news many of us processed this past week, Twitter and Instagram pulled up with some fabulous memes to help us cope with all the election anxiety. Here are 10 that are *chef’s kiss* and perfect for summing up this wild week.
How to make the blue wave happen
Many political pundits expected a “blue wave” to arrive following Trump’s chaotic four years in the White House. The race was tighter than expected, but memes were created to show what Biden could say to make everyone vote for him. Our unbiased favorite is definitely this fake promise to bring back Warped Tour.
When we were all waiting on Nevada for days
USA: where u at?
Nevada: I’m on the freeway pic.twitter.com/YY3LmfIbWq
— Anakin (@Fothouzand) November 5, 2020
If you know, you know. We were all on the edge of our seats waiting for Nevada to be called for Biden. This call would have perfectly set up Biden for victory as president with enough electoral votes to lock him into the 270 he needed. However, Pennsylvania was called for Biden, making him the 46th president of the United States. The joke was on us for waiting for Nevada for hours and days on end.
Waiting, waiting, waiting…
checking the news today pic.twitter.com/Gf0fBoAKVL
— Rachel Paige (@rachmeetsworld) November 4, 2020
The contestants of The Great British Bake Off portray how everyone was refreshing their Twitter feeds and Google searches, waiting for more answers and numbers. We knew it would take more than one night to tally votes, but we still kept our eyes on CNN and AP as much as possible.
Which count do we need to stop?
Somebody didn’t watch the Count from Sesame Street enough as a child. pic.twitter.com/Cl5aRunixS
— Irelynd (@Irelynd20) November 5, 2020
Trump tweeted a very subtle, “STOP THE COUNT!” Nov. 5 as he declared absentee ballots “illegal.” This is untrue, and statements surrounding that sentiment were flagged on his profile. In response to this tweet, jokes and memes popped up featuring Sesame Street character “Count von Count.” Other memes even depict the puppet vampire hitting Trump in the face.
Gritty becomes a symbol of Philly swinging the election left
— lis gallant (@lisgallant) November 6, 2020
Philadelphia is one of the cities in Pennsylvania that turned the whole state in favor of Biden. Many Americans are giving credit to Gritty, the wacky mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers. Gritty costumes and signs were even seen across the city when the election results were announced. There are too many hilarious memes, so here are four just to start.
Charlie Day and Steve Kornacki have a lot in common
NBC correspondent Steve Kornacki is in love with math and politics, so Election Day (and week) has been his Super Bowl. He has stood in front of big maps for hours on end, examining states and individual counties on their votes. Kornacki denied food and water breaks to keep projecting on camera and simply refused to go home. Toward the end of the week, viewers started comparing him to Charlie Day‘s character from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. In fact, the It’s Always Sunny cast hopped in on the election meme train when they saw their namesake city turn blue. They saw a “Flip, Flip Flipadelphia” come to life.
Everyone now simping for cable newscasters
watching chris cuomo talk about politics pic.twitter.com/c1GtNxtudA
— gab (@hopeofitalI) November 5, 2020
Gen Z has discovered cable newscasters and is falling madly in love with people such as Kornacki, Chris Cuomo, Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper and more. Several memes resemble something like this, while some TikTokers went full fancam mode. If this is how the youths engage in politics, so be it!
Parks And Rec fans had a moment
Someone check on Leslie Knope pic.twitter.com/XWnxnO4KhB
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) November 7, 2020
If you’re a fan of the hit sitcom Parks And Recreation, you may recall that Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) was in love with former VP and president-elect Biden. Fans are now wondering if somewhere in the world, the character is celebrating. Or passed out on the floor.
Hannah Montana quotes making a comeback
And that’s when I said, “No Mr Trump, YOU’RE fired.” pic.twitter.com/GBluEshsTL
— amy (@amymedinelli) November 7, 2020
If you grew up in the era of mid-2000s Disney shows, you may remember Hannah Montana‘s on again-off again BF Jake Ryan (Cody Linley) saying, “No Mr. Trump. You’re fired!” followed by a cheesy laugh track. People have been waiting to use this clip for years honestly, and it definitely took over Twitter. Miley Cyrus also had a great day when election results came in. Her song “Party In The U.S.A.” reentered the iTunes Top 200 chart after Biden was declared the president-elect.
Nathan For You vibes coming from the Trump campaign
The plan? We name your landscaping company after a fancy hotel to trick the President of the United States into holding a press conference outside of your business. pic.twitter.com/04bWKLz9JA
— steev 🦇 (@OkSteev) November 8, 2020
If you’ve been following the news, you may know that the Trump administration scheduled a press conference Friday at Four Seasons Total Landscaping instead of the famous Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts. Many laughed at this conundrum and were reminded of Comedy Central‘s show Nathan For You along the way.