3 Current Election Maps That Have Everyone Freaking Out

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on November 08, 2016 shows US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Tampa, Florida on November 5, 2016 and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Allendale, Michigan on November 7, 2016. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were running neck and neck Tuesday in early results as polling stations closed in the eastern United States, with the world waiting anxiously to see who will win the historic White House clash. A deeply divided electorate of about 200 million Americans were asked to make a momentous choice between electing the nation's first woman president, or handing the reins of power to a billionaire populist who has upended US politics with his improbable outsider campaign. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN AND Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN,BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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As votes pour in from across the nation, the election appears to be narrowing drastically, causing concerned citizens everywhere to chew their fingernails off in miserable anxiety and sway back and forth, chanting “It’ll be OK” (at least that’s what I’m doing). Current election maps have everyone freaking out, as the line between the two candidates has become paper-thin. Regardless of who wins or loses, I’m pretty sure this election night is going to have all of us in therapy for the rest of our lives.

Despite early predictions of a win for Hillary Clinton, current results show a very tight race. As of this moment, The New York Times shows Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, and Michigan all leaning red, and though some of those results are based on small percentages of the vote, it’s nevertheless worrying (and by “worrying,” I mean, “utterly panic inducing”) to see how predictions, and election maps, have changed in only a few hours.  

Of course, the thing to do when one sees the apocalypse approaching is run headlong to Twitter (I’m only kind of joking), so people have been feeling their feelings on the social media platform has the maps have slowly evolved.

Take, for example, these terrifying graphics from The New York Times:

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This is everyone of us: 

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Maybe if we say "This is fine" enough times, it'll be true.

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