George Stephanopoulos says he logged 14 hours of sleep in intense nights after Election Day

Tim Balk, New York Daily News
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George Stephanopoulos said Friday that he had managed 14 total hours of sleep since Election Day as ABC News broadcast through the wearisome wait for a winner of the White House.

“It’s kind of broadcasting under the influence, isn’t it?” the 59-year-old newsman said during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Stephanopoulos spoke with Kimmel from his perch on the ABC News set. He told Kimmel that he has been trying to make it into the shower daily.

“I go home, I run home, I try once a day,” Stephanopoulos said of his Election Week showering regimen.

A surge in mail-in voting due the pandemic slowed ballot counts in some states to “Waiting for Godot” speeds, forcing news stations to carry extended coverage night after night.

The long delay in determining a president came to an end on Saturday as Joe Biden’s victories in the states of Nevada and Pennsylvania became increasingly clear and the news networks declared him the victor.

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