Biden voters went to sleep feeling fearful and resigned.
Trump supporters went to sleep feeling victorious. They flooded the group text with pictures from crowded watch parties and exchanged Instagram handles late into the night.
But then the US woke up to the news that Biden was leading in several key battleground states and the energy in the group changed.
Republicans’ lack of trust in the electoral process – echoing the claims the president had made without providing evidence – led some Democrats to leave the group chat out of frustration.
The fear that votes had suspiciously appeared for Biden overnight was further fuelled by President Trump’s tweet that “they are finding Biden votes all over the place – in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. So bad for our country!”
An argument broke out in the chat, and we decided to call individual voters instead.
Watch Leakblast TV channel from around the world
SUPPORT LEAKBLAST JOURNALISM OF INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY
Good journalism costs a lot of money.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.
By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.