Women, Obama, Pot, and the Flag Hair Lady: Election Night in Tweets

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It was the biggest political event of the year -- according to the United States, and also Twitter. We've rounded up tweets about Obama's presidential victory and the historic women's gains; same-sex marriage and marijuana; and tweets ranging from the hysterical to the ranty. Plus: Is Nate Silver now a god? Read on …

With 20 million tweets, Election Day just became the most tweeted about event in US political history. #election2012

— Twitter Government (@gov) November 7, 2012

President Obama Re-Elected

Four more years. twitter.com/BarackObama/st…

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012

“@felsull: THE BINDERS HAVE SPOKEN. #election2012” ladies and gentlemen, your tweet of the election

— eris404 (@eris404) November 7, 2012

Women's Wins

It was a historic night for women: 19 women in the Senate as of this writing, and, as the Center for American Women in Politics reminds us:

NYTimes calls WI Senate for Baldwin. With this race, we are at 19 women in the Senate…and the night's not over!

— CAWP (@CAWP_RU) November 7, 2012

Women made gains in the House as well, and CAWP reports that projections for the state of New Hampshire has women in all the top spots: Senate, House, and governor.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I won't just be your Senator, I will also be your champion. #masen

— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) November 7, 2012

1st disabled woman, 1st openly gay woman, and 1st Asian woman elected to the Senate tonight. Vaginas:3 Assholes:0

— Pim Té (@chezpim) November 7, 2012

If Obama wins, look for the GOP to finally engage in real navel-gazing on appealing to a diverse America & empowered women #current2012

— Cheryl Contee (@ch3ryl) November 7, 2012

RT @dle90742 MT @mmflint: McCaskill, Warren, Stabenaw, Klobuchar, Baldwin Senate victories = Declare a War on Women, prepare to lose.

— WeeLaura (@WeeLaura) November 7, 2012

Quick! Make a legitimate joke about Todd Akin! #election2012

— Heather Barmore (@HeatherBarmore) November 7, 2012

MY UTERUS IS CHEERING SO LOUDLY YOU GUYS

— Sahana (@butnotinlove) November 7, 2012

Next Page: Disappointment, Heartfelt Emotion, Thoughtfulness Heartfelt Emotion, Disappointment, Thoughtfulness

Now I'm crying.

— Cecily Kellogg (@Cecilyk) November 7, 2012

With loss of Senate & Presidency, what hope is left for America politically?Only Jesus can save us now!

— B Detes (@ConcrndConsvMom) November 7, 2012

“@jessica_shea: Me too! RT @bethrevis: I don't remember being this invested and excited about an election since the 1st time I voted.” me 3

— Corrine Jackson (@Cory_Jackson) November 7, 2012

Obama does not lead the gov't I want, but he makes me think it's possible.

— Pam Mandel (@nerdseyeview) November 7, 2012

So happy my son is watching election returns with me. So annoyed he won't shut up and has a zillion questions. ; )

— Stacy Morrison (@bklynstacy) November 7, 2012

Heartbroken. My party has to evolve or it's going to die.

— Meghan McCain (@McCainBlogette) November 7, 2012

Just like them, we nearly lost everything too. Thank you for Obamacare, ACA, I don't care WHAT you call it. THANK YOU Mr. President

— Erin Kotecki Vest (@QueenofSpain) November 7, 2012

Dude. If you waited in line for Chick-fil-A, but didn't vote your values today, this potential loss may be in you.

— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) November 7, 2012

Next Page: Funniest Election Tweets The Funniest Election Night Tweets

CBS just called Florida for Bush.

— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) November 7, 2012

WHAT IF I SHOWED MY TAX RETURNS?

— Mexican Mitt Romneez (@MexicanMitt) November 7, 2012

For you all commenting on the woman with the flag on her head: It's not just on her head but IN HER WEAVE. OMG.

— Heather Barmore (@HeatherBarmore) November 7, 2012

You're literally LAST person I trust on this. RT @algore Confident in saying President Obama is going to carry Florida. bit.ly/PpLrD1

— Will Leitch (@williamfleitch) November 7, 2012

Just kidding - four more rums! four more rums! four more...oh, I have to teach at 10am. Four more melatonin! Four more melatonin!

— Danielle (@knottyyarn) November 7, 2012

Romney could still win this if too many Dems accidentally write-in "Nate Silver" with little hearts around it.

— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) November 6, 2012

America's Happy Warrior. That's a TERRIBLE superhero name.

— mochamomma (@mochamomma) November 7, 2012

Wow. #Obama's in. Dope's in. Same sex marriage is in. An openly gaysenator's in. It's like the US forgot "liberal" is a sweary word.

— Deborah Orr (@DeborahJaneOrr) November 7, 2012

This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012

Next Page: Marijuana, Same-Sex Marriage, and ... Hillary 2016? LGBT Victories

It was a historic night for Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin (D, WI) ; while same-sex marriage initiatives passed in Massachusetts and Maine.

And I’m well aware that I will be the first openly gay member of the United States Senate. #Tammy2012 #WIsen

— Tammy Baldwin(@TammyBaldwinWI) November 7, 2012

Hooray! #LGBTQ #marriageequality RT @sonofbaldwin: Maine, Maryland, and Washington state pass marriage equality.

— Fatemeh Fakhraie (@fatemehf) November 7, 2012

Marijuana

Colorado and Washington passed initiatives legalizing marijuana for recreational use, while Oregon defeated a similar measure.

CO and WA made history tonight when they become the first U.S. states to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol

— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) November 7, 2012

I'm thinking flights to Colorado will somehow become a lot more popular now. cc: @virginamerica #marijuana #election2012

— Sarah Granger (@sarahgranger) November 7, 2012

Young Obama would have been so disappointed that old Obama can't celebrate Colorado's marijuana law.

— Indecision (@indecision) November 7, 2012

Oh, and one last thing: #Hillary2016 is trending worldwide on Twitter tonight.

Did you follow the election in social media? What did you think?

Nov. 7, 2012 - Washington, DC, USA - Supporters of President Barack Obama pose for a picture as they gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Obama's re-election, Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Credit Image: © Chuck Myers/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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