It wasn’t supposed to go down like this. If you believed the media and polls, Hillary Clinton was a shoo-in for president. She held a persistent, albeit slight, edge over Donald Trump. His improbable bid for the White House was going to end on Election Night.
It didn’t. Trump, whose campaign defied logic from the start, tallied state after state until the AP projected the businessman/reality TV star as the presidential elect around 2:30am. And all the while Twitter had a slow, collective meltdown. For the masochists out there, relive the suffering with a collection of the night’s top tweets.
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Hillary might still win. But a lot of people don’t live in the country they thought they lived in.
— Jason Carter (@SenatorCarter) November 9, 2016
Canadian immigration website crashes as American voters watch #ElectionNight results https://t.co/ehFapYYQC6 pic.twitter.com/3umWZ9IFbe
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 9, 2016
#MeanwhileInCanada What the heck are you guys doing down there in #Florida? You’re stressing us all out up here. #ElectionNight pic.twitter.com/5Gp1WygepR
— Meanwhile in Canada (@MeanwhileinCana) November 9, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: America Far Dumber Than Originally Thought #electionnight
— Chris Rocky (@chrisrockyoz) November 9, 2016
I predict that zero babies will be born 9 months from tonight.
— Charlie Lowell (@cdlowell) November 9, 2016
Next year will have a Joe Maddon-Donald Trump photo op. A man who fucked up royally when it mattered but still won, posing with Donald Trump.
— uɐɯssnS ʇʇɐW (@suss2hyphens) November 9, 2016
All of #America right now. #ElectionNight #USElection2016 pic.twitter.com/uqBDldHRLh
— Glamour (@glamourmag) November 9, 2016
If you wondered about the opposite of Netflix and Chill, it’s CNN AND PANIC.
— Adam Kay (@amateuradam) November 9, 2016
Positivity is over-rated. #G4P16 pic.twitter.com/F6RAELAkuT
— Friskies (@Friskies) November 7, 2016
So, we get to see his tax returns now, right?
— Anthony De Rosa (@Anthony) November 9, 2016
The moment America knew https://t.co/9ZyokD25TJpic.twitter.com/6ABJrZk7VA
— Amanda Wills (@AmandaWills) November 9, 2016
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