People all over the country felt stressed when they saw the results of the presidential elections, which slowly came in over the night. Conflicting reports and endless speculation by news experts contributed to the often cluttered and chaotic flow of a night that was already becoming a night of high stakes in a deeply divisive race. Needless to say, celebrities felt the fear just as much as everyone else, especially as many of them voiced their thoughts loudly in the run-up to the election.
Many celebrities resorted to Twitter to spread the word or report on their lack of sleep. Others tried to remind their fans how important it is to be patient. Jessica Chastain was one of the latter.
Some things are worth waiting for #Democracy #CountAllTheVotes
– Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) November 4, 2020
Today presenter Hoda Kotb preached the same message as Chastain.
Are you guys okay this morning? … while they count the votes: Accuracy before speed. Take a deep breath â¤ï¸
– Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) November 4, 2020
Even the busy Phillips remarked that the trial was “a marathon, not a sprint.
It is and will always be a marathon and not a sprint.
– Busy Phillips (@BusyPhilipps) November 4, 2020
On the other hand, pop star Demi Lovato, a very vocal critic of Pres. Trump, expressed his sadness that the election was even close.
Somehow terribly sad how close the election was. After this year and especially after this summer it should have been a landslide victory. I do not understand this. I really don’t.
– Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 4, 2020
Director Jon Favreau encouraged supporters to get involved and help voters correct ballots with errors so that they can be counted, and noted that he helped with a postponement when he did so in Arizona.
Help us make sure that every ballot is counted.
Sign up to correct ballots in Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina.
I did one of these shifts in AZ on Monday and it’s great – you feel super helpful!
NC: https://t.co/1xhpFV1pt9 (edited)
– Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November 4, 2020
Meanwhile, Dan Levy, the Emmy winner and star of Schitt’s Creek, was among the stars who thanked the election workers.
So much love to everyone who worked on the polls, to everyone who contributed to the #BidenHarris2020 campaign, to everyone who worked for the greater good. Grateful for you and your time and commitment to a better tomorrow. â¤ï¸âð¼
– dan levy (@danjlevy) November 3, 2020
Kerry Washington shared Levy’s mood:
To all the campaign workers out there. Thank you. You are a hero of democracy. ðð¾â¤ï¸âð¾
– kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 4, 2020
Singer John Legend reminded the fans not to worry too much about the process, as the 2018 midterm elections were similarly close in many races and needed additional time for the vote count.
This feels like 2018, a lot of stress and premature time until all the votes are counted and the Democrats do quite well. Let them count.
– John Legend (@johnlegend) November 4, 2020
However, the wife of the legend, Chrissy Teigen, did not seem to listen to him. She spent election night – after a rally in Philadelphia with her husband – sharing home videos with him with photos that distracted her in various ways from the stress of the news. These included cooking projects and this very dough-like game with her daughter:
Stress-Pup Game with pic.twitter.com/Q3llkKhsU3
– chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 4, 2020
She was not the only one who shared her stress. Laurie Hernandez, two-time Olympic medalist and Dancing With the Stars champion, tweeted the following:
– Laurie Hernandez (@LaurieHernandez) November 3, 2020
Halsey was one of the first famous faces to feel the burden of stress early on. Late yesterday afternoon she said that she was very ambivalent about how to deal with it…
And as for today’s trick, I’m going to feel sick because I read too many news, so I decide to stay away from the news, and then I’ll feel guilty because I’m apathetic and anxious, because I don’t read the news, so I read the news and become anxious, but I’ll feel better because I’m informed !
– h (@halsey) November 3, 2020
YouTube comedian Lilly Singh did not seem to be too ambivalent about how she would like to work with