Election Night As Told By Parks & Rec
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Election Night As Told By Parks & Rec

(From the point of view of a Hillary supporter)

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Election Night As Told By Parks & Rec

Election night happened las week and now people are left feeling a lot of emotions all at once. This was a really important election, and no matter which way it went, people would have been upset. Now Donald Trump is our President Elect and that has left a large portion of the population, including me, looking back at election night and wondering what happened.

1. When it looked like Hillary was winning the electoral college at first.

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2. And then Trump started gaining more votes.

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3. So you prepare yourself to stay up all night to see who really wins.

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4. And you tell yourself not to freak out because there isn't a final answer yet.

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5. You catch yourself wishing you could go back to when you were younger and knew nothing about politics.

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6. Then you remember this is an important election and you're happy to have been a part of it, even though it isn't looking good.

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7. You wonder how so many people could support Trump and want him as the president.

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8. You wonder if maybe this is all a dream.

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9. The votes keep coming in and Trump keeps getting more votes from the electoral college.

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10. He gets the 270 necessary votes to win.

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11. And you text all of your friends, asking them what to do now. What comes next?

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But you tell yourself, that no matter what everything is going to be okay. The sun will still shine, puppies will still be cute, and love will always trump hate.

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