In many parts of the country on Election Day, voters had to wait in long lines to cast their ballots for the 2018 midterms. To keep them committed to performing one of the most important civic duties on Nov. 6, celebrities tweeted "Stay In Line," encouraging voters to stay put despite the long wait at some polling places.
For many voters, waiting in line was no easy feat. There were reportedly hours-long wait lines in parts of New York, Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, and Georgia, among others. But celebrities like Lady Gaga, Ava DuVernay, Debra Messing, and others urged voters not to leave the polling station and forgo that voting power.
In one instance in Atlanta, according to The Washington Post, 3,000 registered voters had only three voting machines initially. In other parts of the state, the lines for voters took up as long as four hours. After the burdensome wait was over in Gwinnett County, voters found out that the voting machines didn't work to begin with.
Given these issues, it would be understandable that voters felt discouraged from voting. Still, celebrities implored them to wait and cast their ballot.