Voting is over but the great wait is on for the winner of the 2020 presidential election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Despite what’s been said, there’s no winner yet in the race as many absentee ballots are being tabulated — and everyone is impatient, including celebrities. There’s been stress eating, drinking, smoking and — luckily, because we can all use some lightheartedness — a few jokes amid the largely liberal crowd in Hollywood.
Jimmy Kimmel compared the wait for a winner to having surgery sans anesthesia.
This is like being awake during your own surgery.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 4, 2020
Whitney Cummings quipped that it’s more stressful than waiting for a positive or negative.
honestly i've had less anxiety waiting on the results of a pregnancy test
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) November 3, 2020
Molly Sims compared it to a paternity reveal on Maury.
A post shared by Molly Sims (@mollybsims) on Nov 3, 2020 at 7:04pm PST
Hilary Duff joked it was like waiting for STD test results.
Sharon Stone cried to get out her emotions.
A post shared by Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) on Nov 3, 2020 at 5:29pm PST
Cardi B had not one, not two, but three smokes — at once.
A post shared by Cardi B (@iamcardib) on Nov 3, 2020 at 7:40pm PST
Heidi Klum had her beat by a few.
A post shared by Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) on Nov 4, 2020 at 11:08am PST
Monica Lewinsky reported that she would be smoking, too.
y'all... i'm gonna smoke some cigarettes tonight. i do it once every few years. dont @ me. i'm just using twitter as a jewish confessional.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) November 4, 2020
Ryan Seacrest did some stress eating.
A post shared by Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) on Nov 3, 2020 at 3:35pm PST
Mindy Kaling worked on “an entire cheesecake.”
Oh yes, hydrate! I could be drinking water instead of eating an entire cheesecake 🤦🏾♀️
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) November 4, 2020
Olivia Culpo and Duff too.
Chrissy Teigen did some stress cooking. “Everything’s fine. Everything’s fine. Don’t worry about us, we’re fine,” she said in a video from her kitchen while making guacamole.
Busy Philipps did a combo of crying, stress eating and dancing.
We👏are👏doing👏fine👏( do NOT let my sobbing tell you otherwise) Anyway. I love you. Oh also- I put Nutella on a fresh warm tortilla tonight and you’re welcome for that idea because it was hands down the best thing ever to eat at that moment and maybe you should try it sometime. ❤️
A post shared by Busy Philipps (@busyphilipps) on Nov 3, 2020 at 7:45pm PST
Roma Downey was also “out of control snacking.”
A post shared by Roma Downey🦋 (@romadowney) on Nov 3, 2020 at 7:26pm PST
There was drinking. Jennifer Aniston shared a Baby Yoda cocktail, saying, “May the force be with us,” along with praying hands and cocktail emojis.
Kevin McHale was walking while drinking around his neighborhood to combat insomnia.
I’m walking around the neighborhood drinking a margarita..not sleeping...how are you doing?
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) November 3, 2020
Randy Rainbow also had booze on the brain.
What are y’all thinking/drinking?
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) November 4, 2020
Listening to wine and drinking show tunes all day 🙆🏻♂️
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) November 3, 2020
Patton Oswalt joked about just getting drunk — and staying that way until Sunday.
#ElectionNight Pro-Tip: Instead of waiting for Friday for a celebratory drink, why not stay drunk through Sunday and have a celebratory Monday hangover?
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 4, 2020
He also joked about raiding the medicine cabinet.
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.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 4, 2020
Jenna Dewan was drinking too.
Ricki Lake was ready to drink early Wednesday morning.
Is it a Bloody Mary kind of morning? Asking for a friend. 🥤
— Ricki Lake (@RickiLake) November 4, 2020
Andy Cohen was in more of a “wake and bake” mood on Wednesday a.m. (Now legal for the New Yorker in nearby New Jersey.)
Wake and Bake
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) November 4, 2020
Comfort was key in combating stress for Ariel Winter and Padma Lakshmi.
A post shared by ARIEL WINTER (@arielwinter) on Nov 3, 2020 at 7:25pm PST
I want an Elizabeth Warren themed weighted blanket.
That is all.
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) November 4, 2020
Kristin Cavallari couldn’t sleep.
Others posted silly distractions.
A post shared by Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamilofficial) on Nov 4, 2020 at 6:50am PST
I don’t know what to do so I’m just posting this again. pic.twitter.com/ilWwgecaSR
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 4, 2020
Some more shared some not-so-soothing quotes about patience.
Deep breath, we don’t just get a democracy, we earn it. Let’s all walk around the block, have a coffee, stretch, take some deep breaths, while the election official #counteveryvote Worry just wastes your energy, and whatever the result we will have work to do. Also thank you to the poll workers and vote counters and local election officials who worked so hard yesterday and through the night for us all. ♥️🗳✨
A post shared by @ piperperabo on Nov 4, 2020 at 7:12am PST
Good morning everyone. After a long night, the election still has not been called, and all eyes are now on a few crucial states - so I wanted to provide you with some updates on what we know so far. Hang in there, and be patient. NEVADA The state’s election division announced Wednesday morning that no more results would be updated until noon Eastern on Thursday. Remaining votes include mail ballots received on Election Day, those that will arrive over the next week, and provisional ballots. 86% of votes have been reported, Biden in the lead. WISCONSIN 97% of estimated votes have been reported with Biden in the lead by a small margin. Absentee ballots are expected to be counted by Wednesday morning. MICHIGAN 90% of estimated votes have been reported. The remaining mail ballots are expected to favor Democrats. Biden has a very small lead as of this morning. On Tuesday, the secretary of state said that she expected to have a “very clear picture, if not a final picture” or the results by Wednesday night. GEORGIA 96% of votes have been reported with Biden up slightly. Still waiting for votes from Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs - counting should be completed today. PENNSYLVANIA 76% of estimated votes are in - with Trump ahead - but more than half of the uncounted votes are in suburbs and medium cities. The remaining mail ballots are expected to favor Democrats. Officials have said they expect most votes will be counted by Friday, November 6th. Pennsylvania has the largest share of uncounted ballots. State officials couldn’t begin opening mail-in ballots until Election Day, so it may take days to count more than a million outstanding ballots. NORTH CAROLINA 99% of estimated votes have been reported - with Trump ahead. Mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day are accepted until November 12. ARIZONA 98% of votes have been reported with Biden ahead by less than 100,000 votes with an estimated 400,000 yet to be counted. But the vast majority of the uncounted ballots are in Phoenix, which favors Democrats. Officials expect to finish counting ballots today. #election #results #news #politics #breathe
A post shared by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Nov 4, 2020 at 7:15am PST
And Dan Rather had sage advice, as he often does.
These are turbulent and dangerous times. My gentle counsel is be big on hope, pray (if that's your way), stay steady, have patience, and don't forget to breathe. If you can, listen to your favorite music, read a book or poetry, and if the weather is nice, take a walk.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) November 3, 2020
On Stephen Colbert’s Showtime election night special, he talked about why “it's actually a good thing we don't know who won yet”:
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