These midterm election 2018 memes are winning our vote

As for many big events, Twitter launched a dedicated page for the 2018 midterms.


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In the year 2018, elections are something of a tech story, thanks to the impact of social media and the potential, terrifying effects of hackers getting involved. But on Twitter right now, reactions to the US midterm elections, which many are framing as a referendum on Donald Trump’s first years in office, are largely being expressed in memes.

Since Wednesday, the meme about voting in 2016 vs. voting in 2018 seems to be getting the most traction. 

Ah yes, the world we inhabit has changed much in the last two years regardless of which way you swing. We’re all different people compared to the ones who voted in 2016.

People are also getting really excited about having voted. Everyone is tweeting selfies with the “I voted” sticker. Elon Musk, for example, stuck his on his forehead:

And of course the internet is having a field day with that one as we speak. The photoshops keep on coming…

The drive to bring more people to the polls this time around has been a huge story, and a huge part of Twitter. As time passes and the results become more clear, that vibe might change. But for now there’s seems to be something of a broad joy at taking part in the democratic process. This is a good thing.

And yes Andrew W.K. I agree. 

It’s too early to tell at this point how the election is going to go, but we’ve already seen one flip. Jennifer Wexton took Virginia’s 10th congressional district from the incumbent Barbara Comstock.

And a few polls have been released, putting a temperature gauge to the mood of the nation. Brett Kavanaugh being confirmed to the supreme court is front and centre of many voters’ minds.

And many believe the country is currently on the wrong track.

One stat I found interesting. Early numbers seem to suggest a very, very strong voter turn out. Which is a good thing regardless of the result, regardless of who you voted for.

Also a lot of women are being nominated to the house. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just became the youngest woman ever elected into congress.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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