The 2020 United States presidential election is the number one story in the news this week, for obvious reasons. The votes that are currently being counted in key states like Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania will determine whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden wins the election.
The health dangers of the coronavirus pandemic resulted in an unprecedented amount of mail-in voting for this election, and mail ballots take longer to process than in-person ballots. If you were following the details of each state’s separate laws ahead of the election, you knew that Florida was allowed to process mail ballots early, while states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan would be among the slowest to count every such vote.
President Trump is trying his best to undermine public confidence in the election results. His behavior is inappropriate and dangerous, to say the least. Chris Jericho’s bad election tweet fed into that nonsensical narrative, regardless of his intentions. He was rightfully called out for his tweet by MVP and others.
The reactions continue to come in from other pro wrestling personalities. First, there’s CM Punk mocking Jericho’s claim about not being a political person:
Tucker then chimed in, explaining that the pandemic and individual state laws created this expected situation where it’s taking some time to count every vote. It’s common sense:
It’s almost like 2000 never happened ♂️ https://t.co/CJScqqWunv— TUCKy (@tuckerwwe) November 4, 2020
Pennsylvania couldn’t start counting mail in ballots until after polls closed last night. Way more mail in then usual because of pandemic=take longer than usual to count.— TUCKy (@tuckerwwe) November 4, 2020
I would rather they are sure to count every American vote no matter how long it takes.
Sure but we are in a pandemic, so those states expanded mail voting while the legislature made it more difficult to count so in PA, MI, WI they can’t start counting mail ballots until Election Day so yeah it’s gonna take them extra time. Common sense.— TUCKy (@tuckerwwe) November 4, 2020
Eli Drake said it takes time to settle a close election, it’s dangerous to provoke confusion about the legitimacy of the process, and this is not the time to blindly follow a political figure:
No. It’s always been that way. Winners on election night are always “projected winners.” And it’s based on clear cut evidence of a winner. This is a tight race, much like 2000. Only 20 years ago, we waited many WEEKS before a winner was declared. Not the 1st time— Eli Drake (@TheEliDrake) November 4, 2020
Misinformation isn’t anything to mock or joke about in this scenario. It causes confusion, chaos, anger, and ultimately division. I’m not about that— Eli Drake (@TheEliDrake) November 4, 2020
We all have more in common than we don’t. Many of us are allowing fear of perceived “boogeymen” to cloud our judgment by blindly following political figures. Come together! No matter who wins, this is BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE. They work for us. United we stand! Divided.....— Eli Drake (@TheEliDrake) November 4, 2020
Finally, Peter Rosenberg just isn’t here for this nonsense during a global pandemic:
Yeah super strange ... you remember what it's normally like during the other pandemics?— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) November 4, 2020
Shut up chris
Jericho then acknowledged that we’ve experienced very close presidential elections before:
Thanks! I forgot about that and I appreciate the info. https://t.co/KBh4HGcW2z— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) November 4, 2020
Now back to your regularly scheduled Constitutional Crisis.