While the election is taking place south of the border, it’s fair to say most Canadians are tuned in and watching how the U.S. has voted.
As the results start to give us a clearer idea of what’s happening there’s a real strong feeling that Florida may not be the best vacation destination anymore.
Well, I guess I need to choose a new place to retire... thanks #Florida.
— Catherine Clark (@catherinejclark) November 4, 2020
With Florida seemingly like a long shot as the vote totals which came out of Miami-Dade County were underwhelming for the Biden campaign, there was a feeling that Ohio could flip back to a Blue state.
Looking at Ohio and what counties Hilary lost that Biden is currently leading with 50% of votes counted.
Montgomery, Butler, Wood, Delaware, Trumbull, Lake.#USElection
— ahmarskhan (@AhmarSKhan) November 4, 2020
With Ohio looking to sway to the Democrats, it seems that Biden and company have been well received in Texas, too. The longtime Republican stronghold shows a slight lead for the challenger, to the surprise of some who didn’t know it was in play.
While people who maybe haven’t studied the polls as much are nervous about the results in Florida, Texas and other places, FiveThirtyEight predicted the election would come down to some of the central and western states.
For all the people asking for my thoughts (ie. literally no one), here's where i think the election is going via @FiveThirtyEight. Comes down to Arizona, Pennsylvania and North Carolina... Biden needs 1 to win, Trump needs the sweep. Take the rest of the night off @JohnKingCNN pic.twitter.com/KGXYV4eI7B
— Adam Pesce (@adamjpesce) November 4, 2020
Within moments of polls reporting in New York, news channels began calling it a win for Biden, which led to some funny tweets.
They should have called NY for Biden yesterday.
— David Moscrop (@David_Moscrop) November 4, 2020
One of the places where the focus has been on from both sides is Pennsylvania, and in some counties, and it’s fair to say that there are concerns north of the border.
While oddsmakers have shifted to Trump as the favourite just after 10 p.m., the waiting game begins for many anxious people. Biden’s pathway to victory is slimming at a rapid pace.
Emotional Support Canadians are on standby. If you have not yet received your Emotional Support Canadian, one will be assigned to you shortly. 🇨🇦
— 🍁Canadian Fletchy☘ (@Darth_Pingu) November 4, 2020
This is your Emotional Support Canadian reporting for duty.
— Alex Scaffidi (@alexscaffidi_) November 4, 2020
Currently eating every single one of my feelings. And I have a lot of feelings.
— Arisa Cox (@arisacox) November 4, 2020
— Clair Ward (@misswardmusic) November 4, 2020
As people wait for absentee ballots to be counted, there is nervousness which has led to some people tweeting about their desires to move to Canada.
— Travis Dhanraj (@Travisdhanraj) November 4, 2020
I hear Vancouver’s nice.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) November 4, 2020