Hollywood Reacts to Uncertain Election Night, Plus: How Many Votes Did Kanye West Get?
With the state of America hanging in the balance, many big names took to social media to share their reactions to the presidential election, which has not been decided.
Mail-in ballots are currently still being counted in several states that have yet been called for either candidate, including Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Michigan.
One thing is clear: Kanye West did not emerge the winner after entering the presidential race late in the game. People reports the rapper did garner about 60,000 votes in the 12 states where he did appear on the ballot. West hinted he will run again, dropping a "KANYE 2024" tweet.
Meanwhile, much of Hollywood has expressed their disapproval of President Trump, who declared victory before the race was called.
Along with asserting election fraud, Trump demanded that vote counting be stopped. He said, “This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election, frankly we did win this election. We did win this election. So our goal now is to ensure the integrity for the good of this nation, this is a very big moment. This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law to be used in the proper manner.”
“We will be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop,” Trump went on. “We don't want them to find any ballots at 4 o'clock in the morning and add them to the list. Okay? It's a very sad, it's a very sad moment. To me, this is a very sad moment, and we will win this, and as far as I'm concerned, we already have won it.”
Team Trump is suing to stop the vote from being counting in Michigan, where he trails Joe Biden.
Team Biden pushed back in a Facebook Live press conference on Wednesday, with his campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dixon asserting that Biden currently leads in enough states to win the 270 electoral votes needed to claim victory. She said she expects Biden to speak sometime today, after more states are called.
Biden's top lawyer, Bob Bauer, threw cold water on Trump's threats to involve the Supreme Court, stating that any court challenges would be fruitless.
Noting that absentee votes may not be counted until later this week, “The Avengers” star Mark Ruffalo tweeted, “Take a deep breath folks. Remember the #RedMirage we won't know in important states tonight.”
Chrissy Teigen tweeted, “It's insane what our fears are if we lose, compared to their fears if Biden wins. like we will prob all die or be handmaids and they're worried about bathroom safety.”
Elizabeth Banks wrote on Twitter, “I'm just pacing back and forth. At least I'm burning off the gallon of ice cream I just ate. #ElectionNight.”
Patton Oswalt tweeted, “God, I love the first night of Election Week. So festive. We broke out the traditional stress ball garlands and I'm going to carve the Xanax in about 20 minutes.”
See more reactions below.
Kind of terribly sad how close this election was. After this year and especially this summer it should've been a landslide. I don't get it. Truly.
So much love to everyone working the polls, everyone working on the #BidenHarris2020 campaign, everyone who has gone above and beyond for the greater good. Grateful for you and your time and commitment to a better tomorrow. ❤️✌🏼