Americans Can’t Stop Making Memes About Mail-In Ballots (Hopefully) Coming To Save The Election
"Mail-in ballots creeping up like an edible you thought wasn’t shit."
One day after the election, votes are still being counted and Donald Trump is up in arms about mail-in ballots turning some states blue.
With votes still being tallied in key swing states like Pennsylvania and Michigan, all hope is being placed on the thousands of uncounted mail-in ballots, much to Trump’s dismay.
As these absentee ballots results have begun to pile up, Twitter has even had to block Trump from tweeting misleading information regarding ballots being “secretly dumped” and “surprise” votes for Joe Biden being “found… all over the place”.
In one tweet that Twitter hid for disputed and potential misleading information, Trump even stated that the democrats were trying to “steal the election”.
We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
None of this is at all surprising, though. From the very start, Trump has been against mail-in voting out of fear of voting fraud.
And even though the rate of electoral fraud is proven to be minimal — between 0.00004% and 0.0009% per cent, to be exact — Trump still desperately urged Americans to vote in-person ahead of the 2020 election.
For example, in a press briefing back in September, Trump called the vote-by-mail ballots a “whole big scam” and even told a false story “reported in one of the newspapers” about “a lot of ballots” with the name Trump on them being tossed into a river. When a reporter interjected and said that the ballots had no names on them, the President responded: “Okay, well, they still found them in a river”.
And on Twitter, Trump has long been claiming that absentee ballots would lead to a “rigged election”. Despite voting twice being a felony in at least 28 states, Trump even encouraged voters to vote via mail and in-person to test the integrity of the mail-in system and to instil further distrust in absentee ballots.
NORTH CAROLINA: Do NOT do what the President directs. To make sure your ballot COUNTS, sign and send it in EARLY. Then track it ONLINE with BALLOTTRAX. Do NOT vote twice (it’s a felony), or waste your time, or unnecessarily risk exposure to more people. https://t.co/jOKYoR4hnr https://t.co/1cF6tJoHA4
— Josh Stein (@JoshStein_) September 12, 2020
Now, however, despite literally telling republicans to avoid mail-in voting at all costs, Trump is somehow shocked and surprised that most of these absentee ballots being counted are not for him.
Instead of understanding that this significant lack of republican mail-in votes is a direct result of his own actions in the lead up to the election, Trump simply thinks that it’s all still one big scam.
Trump even went so far as to claim that he would take an election loss to the Supreme Court, as he prematurely claimed victory over the election in an address to the nation yesterday.
“This [election] is a fraud on the American public. We want the law to be used in a proper manner so we’ll be going to the US Supreme Court,” he said. “We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at four o’clock in the morning and add them to the list.”
As expected, this childish response to, what is essentially, losing was quickly called out by people online.
Trump literally told his base not to do mail in ballots for months; his campaign slogan was “vote Trump vote in person” and now they’re like WHY WOULD MAIL IN BALLOTS BE SO BLUE THIS IS VERY SUSPICIOUS
— Michaela Okland (@MichaelaOkla) November 4, 2020
why do numbers change when we add them together https://t.co/txp4RYAsvi
— रोहन ठाणेदार (@marathiMaharaja) November 4, 2020
Trump told his supporters not to vote by mail and now he acting confused bc he ain’t getting no mail votes LMFAAOOOOOOOO
— imani/inami (@BLACKGIRLMANI) November 4, 2020
As Donald Trump continued to sook about Biden gaining leads from mass amounts mail-in ballots, people begun to hail the mail-in ballot as the true hero of the US election — and hopefully, the thing that saves America from another for years of Trump in office.
So here are all the best memes about mail-in ballots, the saviours of 2020:
Everyone: Biden is going to lose Michigan
The Mail in Ballots:pic.twitter.com/baKqeMXacV
— lil mumu. 🇵🇸 (@mautezawad) November 4, 2020
Trump: Don’t mail in your vote. Vote in person
Trump when he doesn’t have any mail-in ballots: pic.twitter.com/6DiPGpptTo
— Anthony Moore (@AllThatandMoore) November 4, 2020
Mail-in ballots be like… pic.twitter.com/qvegpM64Pi
— Charlie O'Donnell (@ceonyc) November 4, 2020
Mail in ballots creeping up like an edible you thought wasn’t shit
— Young Simba (@Mufaa6) November 4, 2020
The mail in ballots sauntering in after y’all thought we lost Michigan and Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/w3zS4jN6dQ
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) November 4, 2020
Mail-in ballots right now pic.twitter.com/PWhmP91IHc
— Shon (@shonwashed) November 4, 2020
How mail-in ballots doing Trump pic.twitter.com/kOxmBlifEb
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) November 4, 2020
Trump last night: “I will be making a statement tonight. A big WIN!”
Mail-in ballots: pic.twitter.com/zG5PwdSv65
— Zyzz- Scoops Ahoy (@WeTheNorth91) November 4, 2020
The mail-in ballots pic.twitter.com/dKnULySeR5
— k a r y. (@itsKARY_) November 4, 2020
Democratic mail-in ballots coming in from swing states this morning like pic.twitter.com/JYYaZxVv8n
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) November 4, 2020
Trump at 2am last night: “Its a fraud and disgrace, quite frankly I’ve won already.”
Mail in ballots in WI and MI: pic.twitter.com/eD30ntPnzq
— Dr. Z, HD👨🏻🔬 (@bighersh319) November 4, 2020
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