Hilarious Nevada vote-counting memes give America much-needed stress relief in tense election week

Nelson Oliveira, New York Daily News
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You know what they say: What happens in Vegas... could determine who’s the next president!

With that in mind, impatient Americans across the country are begging Nevada, home of the gambling capital of the world, to speed up their vote-counting efforts as the 2020 presidential race remains undecided three full days after Election Day.

The Silver State only has six Electoral College delegates, but that relatively small number could help clinch either candidate’s victory given how close this election turned out to be. Nevada is taking longer than usual because officials sent mail ballots to every registered voter as an effort to increase participation during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

But annoyed — and very creative — social media users did not waste time making fun of the state with a series of hilarious memes, jokes and videos.

“Watching Nevada try to count their ballots is like watching my mother try to google something,” author Bess Kalb wrote on Twitter.

“Nevada forgot to take the meat out the freezer and just heard the election pull up in the driveway,” comedian Phillip Henry tweeted.

Numerous memes and videos posted on TikTok and elsewhere compared the state’s election workers with Flash Slothmore, a three-toed sloth who works at the Department of Mammal Vehicles in the animated Disney movie “Zootopia."

Many users compared Nevada’s vote-counting pace to Brian McKnight counting to five in the song “Back at One." Others were in disbelief that the state which is home to Las Vegas isn’t the fastest at counting votes.

Here’s a round-up of some of the most viral jokes — in case you need a distraction from the stressful election news:


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