As the results continue to trickle in, non-Americans have begun to exchange memes in social media to express their confusion about the electoral college system.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are currently waiting for the final vote to decide who will sit in the White House in January – despite President Donald Trump’s hasty and false victory statement this morning.
In particular, the presidential candidates are waiting for the results of the major swing states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, which would bring the total number of votes to 46 and give Biden, at the time of writing, more than the 270 votes needed to secure the presidency.
Although the electoral college system is an important part of the electoral process in the United States, it leaves some international users of social media at a loss.
Twitter user AJ posted the lemma Move My Bang memo and subtitled her tweet: “Me, after trying for the millionth time to understand how the electoral college works, but still not understanding it”
I, after having tried for the millionth time to understand how the electoral college works, but still haven’t understood it pic.twitter.com/KujP54m0RY
– AJ 3000ð¥ (@ajiswriting) November 2, 2020
A Twitter user shared a meme from Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia explaining a conspiracy theory to Mac, saying “Americans predicting who will win the election” with the “Me Explaining to My Mom” meme and saying “The rest of the world is trying to understand their voting system.
Americans The rest of the
predict who will make the world
will win the attempt
– ð°ï¸ (@awizardharreh) November 3, 2020
Twitter user @__neonk shared the image of a confused-looking Ariana Grande and said “non-Americans are trying to understand how the voting system works”.
Non-Americans trying to understand how the voting system works: pic.twitter.com/qJoPHQyarZ
– ðððððð â½ (@__neonk) November 4, 2020
the Twitter user Victor said: “I, a non-American, am trying to understand how the U.S. electoral system works and I check the results every five minutes” and added the meme to the math lady.
I, a non-American, am trying to understand how the US electoral system works and check the results every five minutes pic.twitter.com/6fBGNMqudQ
– Winner ðð (@baianinhovictor) November 4, 2020
@billyjoebaldwin on Twitter shared the Elon Musk smoking weed memo and subtitled it: “that I made predictions about the [election]on Twitter dot com after not paying attention to the polls and not understanding how the electoral college works”.
I am making predictions on twitter.com via ******** after not paying attention to polls and not understanding how the electoral college works. pic.twitter.com/LAaZ16hkwv
– Bill (@billyjoebaldwin) November 3, 2020
Taylor on Twitter compared America at the moment to Squidward of Spongebob Squarepants hiding and the rest of the world to a stunned Spongebob.
america rn: The rest of the world is trying to find out how their voting system works: pic.twitter.com/j3t6mMp3z0
– taylorð (@bloodtowns) November 4, 2020
Even some Americans are confused by the voting system, as one Twitter user said a gif from Michael Scott from the office: “Why don’t you explain it to me like I’m five years old” with the caption: “If I’m honest, I somehow don’t understand how our voting system works, because the person who gets the most votes should win, and that’s not how it works in America, and I just….”.
If I’m honest, I don’t understand how our voting system works, because the person who gets the most votes should win, and that’s not how it works in America, and I just have…. pic.twitter.com/h1tpkdvgIf
– Twenty fights (@twenty fights) November 4, 2020
MB on Twitter compared themselves to the confused Mr. Bean memo when trying to understand how the US electoral system works.
*one that explains how the US electoral system works*
Me:#ElectionNightÂ #USElection pic.twitter.com/KnoerD1BME
– MB (@Enigmahimovic) November 4, 2020
Finally, another Twitter user shared the Terio at Popeye’s Meme and said “I’m going through election night without even knowing how their voting system works.
I’m going through #ElectionNight without even knowing how their voting system works. pic.twitter.com/MVcz0OAxJg
– Laideyyy! (@YusufLaideyLee) November 4, 2020
How does the electoral college system work?
In an election, Americans elect a representative of a presidential candidate,