Many people on social media are dealing with the suspense of the US presidential election by doing what they do best: making memes.
And the joke is on Nevada.
The state – like several other closely watched oscillating states – released a small number of drop-and-drop votes.
Observers hoping for a quick end to the count were frustrated when Joe Gloria, the Clark County Registrar of Electors, announced wednesday that the state would not finish counting the “bulk” of its remaining ballots before Saturday or Sunday.
“We are not interested in going as fast as possible,” Gloria said at a press conference on Friday. “We want to be specific.”
This measured approach was enough to inspire people on TikTok, Twitter and Instagram, whose posts suggest the state has taken a leisurely pace. A user posted a video for the song “We Just Got a Letter” from “Blue’s Clues,” a Nickelodeon TV show in which a mystery is solved in each episode… slowly.
Many posts portrayed Nevada investigators as Flash Slothmore, a character from the movie “Zootopia”.
Many videos involved songs about counting slowly or slacking off at work.
Other users posted clips with music edited to reach a climax that never comes, like a clip from the intro to the song “What’s Poppin” by Jack Harlow. One video depicts Nevada as Brian McKnight, performing his 1999 slow jam “Back at One”.
Users also jokingly suggested faster vote counters: Rapper Lil Baby, represented quickly rummaging through a pile of hundred dollar bills, or Dougie, the “Twin Peaks” character with a streak of luck in the casinos.
Perhaps one person has delivered the ultimate critique of slow results: comparing Nevada to George RR Martin, the author of the (unfinished) fantasy series “Game of Thrones”.