Some opponents of Donald Trump are starting to hit the alarm, with vote returns not only not showing a Biden landslide, but a neck and neck race that will come down to a handful of states where the incumbent is currently leading.
There is also some sort of cognitive dissonance, given the fact that every pundit has spent the last three months warning that election night results can’t be trusted and election-watchers should wait a day or two for fuller results to become clear.
A lot of pollsters are having really bad nights
— John Bresnahan (@bresreports) November 4, 2020
So much for getting the message out that we won’t know jack tonight—and that we all needed to prepare for a different kind of Election Night. https://t.co/XvesSz2ing
— Eric Cortellessa (@EricCortellessa) November 4, 2020
Whatever happens, those of us who want to defeat Trumpism for the long haul will need to ask ourselves some very serious questions after tonight.
And no, "half of our compatriots are irredeemable bigots" is not going to cut it.
— Yascha Mounk (@Yascha_Mounk) November 4, 2020
Former Mideast peace negotiator tweets that “champagne corks are popping in Riyadh; Jerusalem Moscow; Ankara; and I’m thinking Beijing too.”
But others are trying to walk their Democrat friends off the ledge.
Everyone 48 hrs ago: we know, we know, nothing is going to be decided on election day, lots of mail in voting, counting takes time
Everyone now, election day: five alarm fire panic, silent screaming, rending of garments
— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) November 4, 2020
Keep calm. Be patient. Allow local elections officials to do their jobs. What is most important isn’t the speed of the count; it’s that every eligible vote is counted. Americans made their voices heard in record numbers, and their votes must be counted. #Election2020
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) November 4, 2020