REFRESH FOR LATEST… After months and months of what has seemed like an endless campaign, it is finally Election Day in America.
The polls are open from coast to coast in what is anticipated to be a record-breaking day as millions are voting or are heading to cast their ballot later Tuesday. Like nearly 100 million Americans, polling leading Joe Biden and incumbent Donald Trump voted early.
For those who rose really early this morning or stayed up late last night, some of the first votes were counted in the tiny New Hampshire township of Dixville Notch just after midnight EST. In what could be a prophetic result or just a piece of post-election trivia, all 5 votes in Dixville Notch went to former Vice-President Biden.
A very vocal force in this year’s election, Hollywood players and a few other notables were up near the crack of dawn seeking to get out the vote. Additional stars, who turned in their ballots on Tuesday also encouraged fellow voters to do the same until the results come in – as you can see:
After all the hubbub, it feels like it should be more dramatic than this. Weird how Black people needed to die… literally die for my right to slip this envelope in this slot.
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) November 3, 2020
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This #vote is for my ancestors. This vote is for our country. This vote is for our family. This vote is for the intersections that we represent and beyond. This vote is for our future. This vote is for democracy. This vote is for you, Raven. My sister had registered to vote two weeks before her passing. Once I was back home prepping for her home going service, her registration notice came in the mail – she had told our mom a week earlier that she had registered and intended on voting and this was her first time. I do this for my angel, my baby, Raven Lynette Swain and all those ancestors that have seen the end of their rainbows and are guiding our hearts, our minds, our futures. Thank you @kamalaharris for showing me that anything is possible and that #HOWARD is always on TOP. 💙❤️ Let’s bring this one home, family. Let’s move towards a United States that we understand the fullness and totality of our power together and not divided. And also we was always with the winning teams @lakers #LAKERS 💜 💛 Back to NYC I go. I am, because they paved. #vote2020 #bidenharris2020
I’m fine. I’m perfectly fine.
Let’s channel our nervous energy into calling swing states RIGHT NOW and getting every single vote we can before it’s too late!
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 3, 2020
Today feels more like Yom Kippur than Yom Kippur (except for the nonstop eating).
— Michael Green 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@andmichaelgreen) November 3, 2020
HAPPINESS IS JUST A THING
— Cher (@cher) November 3, 2020
— Jonathan Del Arco (@JonathanDelArco) November 3, 2020
If you are even thinking of not voting today. https://t.co/MN4eRqxYfM
— David Simon (@AoDespair) November 3, 2020
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All we say to America is be true to what you said on paper. Today is the day. Let’s do this! #vote . Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one above. (It never was America to me.) O, let my land be a land where Liberty Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, But opportunity is real, and life is free, Equality is in the air we breathe. (There's never been equality for me, Nor freedom in this "homeland of the free.") . #LetAmericaBeAmericaAgain #LangstonHughes . I ran out of characters but y’all go look up that poem and finish reading it. It’s what we’re fighting for.
AND if Joe B wins, he should buy Jim Clyburn a house! https://t.co/KPtUT6Qdx3
— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) November 3, 2020
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On Election Day 2016, I woke up feeling happy and confident. @heidi4herstory and I took our son to the polls and cast our ballots for a candidate I was absolutely certain would make history that night, shattering the glass ceiling in the process. This morning, I did not wake up because I barely slept. I’m scared and nervous and full of uncertainty. We voted a couple days ago… and when I touched the screen for Joe and Kamala, I felt a tickle at the back of my neck… a small charge… a little flicker… of hope. I did not expect this. The point is, I’m less worried because I AM worried. I feel like the antibodies of decency are finally attacking the virus of divisiveness. I know this healing will take time… we’ve fallen so very far. But I see so many outstretched hands this time, ready to help us back up. Stay safe. Stay sane. And for God’s sake, if you haven’t already, VOTE.
Vote for your country. pic.twitter.com/8OtM4cAyfk
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) November 3, 2020
How are you planning on spending the evening? I’m gonna order Mexican food & drink Sangria & hope. You?
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) November 3, 2020
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 3, 2020
Here is a picture of me voting. Respond with a pic of you voting, today or earlier, & I will try & thank every person individually. Is this a mistake? Maybe! But let’s try it! Go! pic.twitter.com/UdcxK0Yt5H
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 3, 2020
My dad voted. Did yours? pic.twitter.com/hbllFKZPYw
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) November 3, 2020
Taking the social media election promotion to another level, Alyssa Milano sat down with some of her followers to inform voters about issues that are on the line, including COVID-19. She posted multiple Instagram TV and live videos ahead of the evening.
As for the candidates themselves, Election Day was still an opportunity to snag some last minute support.
Downbeat in tone, the former Celebrity Apprentice host is at his campaign HQ in Virginia right now thanking his team and addressing the media on the effect of the coronavirus on the election and nation. Nearly an hour later than expected, Trump, sounding tired, called into Fox & Friends earlier this morning, and he at one point said that someone asked him what the biggest difference between now and four years ago.
“I say Fox. You still have great people. You are three of them.”
As Brian Kilmeade tried to get a word in, Trump said, “Fox is much different in terms of politics.”
“Unlike other networks, we are trying to show both sides. So here is President Trump live. Here is Joe Biden live.”
“We report, they decide,” said Steve Doocy.
“So I don’t think it is an endorsement of anybody,” Kilmeade added.
The remarks came in an Election Day interview on “Fox & Friends,” after co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked Trump whether he has enjoyed being president and if the job has been “worth it” https://t.co/SGBswwf5Ne pic.twitter.com/dft4Shl6KJ
— POLITICO (@politico) November 3, 2020
Before hitting the trail for last minute campaigning in Pennsylvania, Biden spent the morning going to church in Wilmington and visiting the grave of his son Beau, his late wife Neilia and daughter Naomi are buried. He traveled to his hometown of Scranton, PA, where he visited his childhood home and wrote a note on the wall: “From this house to the White House with the grace of God. Joe Biden 11-3-2020.”
As for who will speak last tonight between Biden and Trump, that’s TBD right now. Follow Deadline’s coverage all day for updates and more.