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Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:21 AM

Election night 2016

I experienced a strange vasovagal (?) response, once I saw what was happening. I became overcome with fatigue. Some sort of panic response?

I feel it starting now.

Gonna have to keep my commitments low and take good care the next 15 days.

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Reply Election night 2016 (Original post)
cilla4progress Oct 2020 OP
Hoyt Oct 2020 #1
Statistical Oct 2020 #5
Johnny2X2X Oct 2020 #6
MontanaMama Oct 2020 #2
TwilightZone Oct 2020 #3
Johnny2X2X Oct 2020 #7
BannonsLiver Oct 2020 #4
cilla4progress Oct 2020 #8

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:26 AM

1. I remember the impending doom when Kentucky returns came in early. Clinton was predicted

 

to lose there, but not by as much as the early returns were indicating. Then of course, DU was hacked.

Hoping for a big rebound this November, but nothing is guaranteed.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:46 AM

5. For me (because I live in VA) it was VA being a lot closer than expected.

Clinton did end up winning VA but it was an ill omen for things to come.

The good news is 2020 isn't 2016. There are some very notable and impactful differences.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:49 AM

6. IN caused the alarm to sound for me

IN was supposed to be competitive, it was called really early, then I knew this could be trouble.

I hope DU stays up and running this time. I truly think that was a Russian attack to prevent people from communicating what was going on across the country.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:30 AM

2. I think most of us have some PTSD from Nov. 8, 2016.

Worst night of my life outside the death of my dad. After my husband told me to “relax because it can’t be that bad”...(yeah, I know.) I spent the next few hours in my car, listening to returns and crying/screaming off and on. Election night was only outweighed by the next morning. I remember feeling physically ill and mentally foggy like I was a horrible dream the whole next day. I couldn’t go to work. DU was hacked too so that only added to the feelings of isolation and despair.

I think keeping commitments low and self care is key to managing this stress. I truly believe we will win this election. MF45 will make the weeks following the election very painful for all of us. We will get there, however.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:43 AM

3. This isn't 2016.

It's more like 2018.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:50 AM

7. Agree

2018 was a blue wave and the polls were very accurate. 2018 is more applicable than 2016.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:44 AM

4. And maybe keep some of it to yourself.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 12:20 PM

8. Thank you for the largely* supportive

replies!

Yes - it was the hacking of DU - early for me out on the west coast - that tipped me off. That was terrifying and I've actually repressed what went down?? I recall an echo-y voice talking about "god king" - is that right? And then site was down for @ 3 weeks. Definite planned hack.

I had invited neighbors over to watch the returns. As they came in and it became clear what was going down, I had to go to bed as I felt faint, and leave my husband with our guests! I could hear their chatter slowly become quieter, though I kept a pillow over my ears.

Dear god....



*Not really sure why someone would read an OP only to complain that poster should "keep it to [them]selves"? When you have the option not to read it?

I read things here I disagree with; I usually keep it to myself.

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