Did you hear that? That sound was the collective sigh of relief that after today we will no longer have to deal with this election. Finally.
With 62 percent of adults getting their news from social media, the platforms have played an large role during this historic moment by allowing people from all over the world to voice their opinions about one of the most controversial elections of our time.
From the debates to the news coverage to the final race to the White House, social networks have proven to be a reliable source of news that is continuously growing and evolving.
One of the wonderful things about social media is the combination of news, opinions and comedy.
As usual, Twitter is blowing up on this historic day and has provided us with some much-needed comic relief, even if it is still about this freaking election.
It all started a few days ago, when people realized the election really was coming up fast.
The election is two days away. pic.twitter.com/EiHac7MzUb— Mo Faye (@Youngadolf_) November 6, 2016
Tomorrow, we Americans will make history by electing our 48th white male Vice President in a row. (The previous record was 47).— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) November 7, 2016
I don't remember what it was like before this election. Was there hugging?— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) November 6, 2016
Now that the day has arrived, as usual, Twitter holds nothing back.
Omg I'm so excited for the season finale of America— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) November 7, 2016
As soon as Trump wins the election I'm changing my name from Ricardo to Richard, i ain't taking no chances.— Mexican GBE Leader (@vuhsace) November 7, 2016
Ken Bone even got his own Twitter emoji.
Some have tweeted out their conflict over which candidate to vote for.
Others took videos at their polling location.
Hello FBI? Yes, I'd like to report a shady character trying to intimidate me at my voting location. pic.twitter.com/JQIQ0ZBym7— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) November 8, 2016
When you trust your wife to vote for you, but not really. pic.twitter.com/tLprW7iXI3— Master of None (@Gabbienain) November 8, 2016
"My name is NOT Hillary!" pic.twitter.com/OQJnq61vVH— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 8, 2016
A few even tossed around the idea about moving up north to join our friendlier Canadian neighbors.
Election Day is finally here!— Allie Donlan (@AllieDonlan) November 8, 2016
On an unrelated topic, does anyone know how difficult it is to become a Canadian citizen? Asking for a friend
Happy National Moving to Canada Day, America. We're excited to give you tours in our Moosemobiles. pic.twitter.com/ttIZvPghwC— Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@elamin88) November 8, 2016
...or even further away.
#PostVotingStressRelief I just mailed myself to Australia.— Craig Rambo(@Devo8944) November 8, 2016
And of course, the idea of self-medicating with alcohol after this stressful election season...
Life hack: Take a shot every time someone tweets about moving to Canada and you wont live long enough to see the next president— Mike Carroll (@mikecarroll111) November 8, 2016
*at the election party*— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) November 8, 2016
bartender: tell me when to stop
Or their plans for after Nov. 8...
Can't wait to seamlessly segue my election anxiety into holiday blues. pic.twitter.com/DjNlA0h99Q— Katya (@katya_zamo) November 7, 2016
But no matter who you're voting for, there is one thing we can all definitely agree on.
finally...something we can all agree on pic.twitter.com/4AEi6H9ofQ— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) November 8, 2016
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