These 17 Election Day Memes Are the Laugh-Cry You Need Right Now

Ah yes, the sweet catharsis of a good meme.


There are some notable state and local elections happening Tuesday for voters in New Jersey, New York, Utah and Virginia. For the rest of America, Election Day 2017 marks the day before the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s election.

Last year’s election day was insanely draining and exhausting whether you met the results with cheers or tears. Thus, nobody seems particularly enthused about the prospects of more voting and change. And what better way to express your pessimism and despair than with memes! Users have taken to Twitter and other platforms to post before-and-after pictures of celebrities and TV characters that depict how they were feeling on Election Day 2016 versus the now of Election Day 2017.

Take a look at some of the highlights that are particularly good, either because they’re hilarious… or they just hit so close to home.

The one that started it all.

The feeling when you can’t look at elections the same way ever again.

Here’s your obligatory Stranger Things reference.

Forever jaded because of what you’ve witnessed, just like in Heathers.

Which is a bigger battle, Star Wars or the election?

And you thought Squidward was already such an unhappy fellow.

Admit it, you’ve had about 14 existential crises in the past year.

Maybe Charlize can lead the imminent feminist revolt.

You know what they say, there’s two sides to every cat.

Well we do need someone to give it to the Nazis.

Do you even remember a time when there was singing and dancing?

The election’s even got hold of our happy Meryl Streep.

There was a time when Macaulay Culkin was a naive boy, but no more.

We’re all about 0.8 seconds from turning into the Hulk.

You’ve probably spent a lot of nights like Scarlett Johansson on the right.

Like Nick Nolte, our golden years are a thing of the past.

Britney made it through 2007, but will we all make it through 2017?!

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