US election memes are just about the only thing stopping us from exploding right now, tbh.
Three days after Election Day (November 3), America (and the world) is no closer to a definitive result.
Joe Biden is miles ahead in the popular vote, with the highest total in US history. But thanks to America’s weirdo electoral college system, it could be hours, days or even weeks before that translates to victory.
According to the Associated Press, the Democrat currently has 264 electoral college (including Arizona’s 11, which other organisations say is too close to call).
He needs 270 to win the presidency, with Georgia (16 electoral votes), Pennsylvania (20), North Carolina (15) and Nevada (6) all still in play.
On Friday morning (November 6), Biden edged ahead in Georgia, widely considered a safe Republican seat. And with not much else to do right now, the internet (mostly Bob the Drag Queen, if we’re honest) went ahead and did what it does best.
Atlanta coming thru and making georgia blue like pic.twitter.com/Gi2ks2jbXH
— cloud (@dritingcl0ud) November 6, 2020
— #EurovisionAgain (@EurovisionAgain) November 6, 2020
say thank you nicole paige brooks from atlanta, georgia for flippin pic.twitter.com/BPA7ku2ZW5
— Josiah Antonio (@josiahvantonio) November 6, 2020
And one for all the non-Americans desperately trying to make sense of it all.
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Although Joe Biden is leading Georgia with 99 per cent of ballots counted, victory is not yet assured.
The margin between the two candidates in the state is currently 917 votes. If the final margin is under 0.5 of the total vote (a threshold which will probably be about 25,000 based on the current vote tally), the loser has a right to demand a recall.
Biden is ahead in Nevada and is tipped to take a lead in Pennsylvania, where Trump is currently ahead by 18,000. If he can hold Arizona, any of these would deliver him the presidency. Even without Arizona, he could still capture the White House by taking Pennsylvania, or any two of the other states.
Trump, meanwhile, would need to win Nevada, North Carolina, Georgia and Pennsylvania (as well as Alaska, which hasn’t been called but seems certain to remain red).
With re-election slipping through his fingers, the president has been flailing in tantrum, making a series of baseless accusations of fraud and attempting to stop legitimate votes from being counted. The election, however, continues.