The overwhelmingly Democratic residents of Hollywood are 'a mess of anxiety' as polling results begin to come in across the US in the 2020 presidential election.
While Joe Biden has been the favourite to win the electoral college for some weeks now, the race is proving much tighter than most in the entertainment world are comfortable with.
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In celebrating the appointment of Sarah McBride to the senate, the first ever transgender senator in US history, Charlize Theron gauged the mood.
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“We are all a mess of anxiety right now but at least we can celebrate this incredible news,” she said.
We are all a mess of anxiety right now but at least we can celebrate this incredible news 🙌🏻 https://t.co/MlUMCnXfEF
— Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) November 4, 2020
Marvel star Mark Ruffalo, a vehement and vocal opponent of Donald Trump reminded followers to beware the 'red mirage'.
The 2020 election phenomenon will see the Republican party appearing to be in the lead in some states with on-the-day voting, but will not yet have counted or reported the huge numbers of absentee votes cast this year.
“Take a deep breath folks. Remember the #RedMirage we won’t know in important states tonight,” he warned.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 4, 2020
Django Unchained star Kerry Washington and Canadian comic Seth Rogen have both called on voters in Arizona to stay in line to vote, a state which appears to now have been taken by Biden after being a Trump state in the 2016 election.
If you know anyone in AZ PLEASE share this message with them! If you are in line before 7 PM you are GUARANTEED your right to vote. Stay in line! #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica2020 #VoteBidenHarris pic.twitter.com/eU0I8dDUj7
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 4, 2020
People of Arizona, PLEASE STAY IN LINE. If you’re in line, they must let you vote.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 4, 2020
Meanwhile, Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks is medicating with ice cream.
I’m just pacing back and forth. At least I’m burning off the gallon of ice cream I just ate. #ElectionNight
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) November 4, 2020
Frozen's Josh Gad is also backing Biden for the win, but warning that Trump is seeking to delegitimise the vote and claim victory before all votes are counted.
From an HOUR ago. Biden’s got this and Trump knows it. He would rather burn the whole country down though then except the results. And that’s the way it was always going to be. But we don’t have to let him. #CountEveryVote https://t.co/4kWkW8IZT6
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 4, 2020
As predicted, a close race will now hang on states such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, where huge postal voting has been recorded, meaning that a result will not be arriving before the later part of this week.
Many other stars have also been weighing in.
#DespotDonald declares victory as votes are still being counted-Calls election "a fraud on the American public, so we'll be going to the Supreme Court & we will win this"
It's so weird to have an authoritarian who undermines democracy in the WH.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 4, 2020
What time is it? It feels like a million o'clock
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 4, 2020
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
Stars on the other side of the political fence are having a similarly fraught election night too. Outspoken conservative actor James Woods took at the pollsters who predicted a win for Joe Biden ahead of the vote, calling them ‘utterly inept’, while Happy Days star Scott Baio questioned the validity of the results so far.
I’m posting this at that point on Election Day evening when anything can ultimately happen. At this very moment we simply do not know. One thing we DO know for certain, however, is that pollsters are a bunch of monkeys - ridiculous, biased, utterly inept, poop-flinging monkeys.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 4, 2020
Is this the 1st presidential election where states stopped counting votes and went home? 🤔
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) November 4, 2020
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