Election Day in non-swing state America is like Christmas day when you’re Jewish: Sure, you can still appreciate the pageantry and traditions, but you know none of the advertising is really targeted at you. But of course New Yorkers are the best, so we all dutifully showed up for the polls in the morning, battling long lines and confusing polling places to get our voices heard. That’s ok, we’ve only had 240-ish years to figure out how to correctly hold an election in this country, that’s barely any time.
But before you sit around tonight waiting for the results to come while trying not to drink yourself to death, let’s take a break and look at some of the funnier things happening during voting in NYC so far today. We won’t know the results of the race for hours, but already Trump got humiliated on his home turf.
Pizza meme masters Vinnie’s topped a pizza with democracy:
— Vinnie's Pizzeria (@vinniesbrooklyn) November 8, 2016
The voter selfies started popping up early:
Election-Day-morning Instagram is almost as treacherous as good-sunset-in-Brooklyn Instagram.
— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) November 8, 2016
And so did the polling place fashions:
Strong tote bag game on line to vote in Greenpoint
— Kara Smoke (@kbsmoke) November 8, 2016
But the streets in Brooklyn have long been RIGGED:
It just occurred to me that I voted for Hillary Clinton in Clinton Hill (Brooklyn). I think my neighborhood is rigged.
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) November 8, 2016
Even a cramped polling place can seem spacious:
i may sublet a polling booth. pretty roomy for NYC honestly.
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) November 8, 2016
Even grad school doesn’t give you any stickers:
Your polling place is likely very close to ur house. Once u get there, it's easy! only adult activity where they give you a sticker after!
— Jo Firestone (@kingfirestorm) November 8, 2016
And everyone is watching closely:
me not being able to vote while immigration and immigrant labor are issues in this election feels like YOU GUYS I CAN HEAR YOU IM RIGHT HERE
— julio torres ~* (@juliothesquare) November 8, 2016
While Brooklyn tourism goes on (we have the answer to this Q here btw):
Just helped 2 elderly Danish women with directions to the Brooklyn Bridge. One said to me: 'vere is a good bar to watch the election?' !!
— Mikey Kay (@MikeyKayNYC) November 5, 2016
Three more terms! Three more terms!
Ah, feels great to vote for Bloomberg again.
— Anne Kadet (@AnneKadet) November 8, 2016
It’s truly showtime for democracy:
Dude in a band playing traditional Mexican music on the train had an "I voted" sticker on his cowboy hat and I started blubbering again
— Claire BizNa$ty (@ClaraBiznass) November 8, 2016
Voter fraud is real after all:
Don’t be a proponent of jerkocracy:
Vote. But if you ask the cashier at the place you get lunch from if he/she has voted yet, you WILL go to prison.
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) November 8, 2016
It never hurts to be prepared:
I didn't MEAN to bring this mug with me while waiting to vote, but sometimes the heart knows pic.twitter.com/Gn8RhPRi4i
— Jazmine Hughes (@jazzedloon) November 8, 2016
His name has gotta be YUUUGE:
There is a 70% chance Donald Trump's ballot isn't counted because he tries to vote by writing his name across the top in giant letters.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) November 8, 2016
Eyes on your own paper!
Says it all. pic.twitter.com/AA4Vo1azUt
— Diogenes (@WallStCynic) November 8, 2016
And however bad you feel about this election, remember that our great city came together on election day to boo and laugh at Donald Trump as he went to vote today:
VIDEO: Donald Trump gets booed as he arrives at his polling place. pic.twitter.com/CJcmBIt9Zl
— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) November 8, 2016
This guy yelling "YOU'RE BORING… YOU'RE SOOO BOOOOORRRRIIING… YOU BORE ME TO DEATH, DONALD…" is an American hero. pic.twitter.com/6lQuydJptE
— Robert Gorell (@robertgorell) November 8, 2016