America is losing its sh*t over the New York Times real-time forecast

America is having an anxiety attack.

Feb 28, 2020, 8:58 pm*

Tech

Molly Stier 

Molly Stier

Screengrab via The New York Times

The New York Times‘ gray needle of death broke the Internet. As its election projection tool veered toward favoring Donald Trump, America tweeted in terror.

Photo via The New York Times

The country’s collective freakout went straight to the economy’s stomach as stock futures and bonds plunged right as the forecast went north of 70 percent in favor of Trump Tuesday evening.

The election projection tool kept tabs on proceedings, but America was just not having it. 

https://twitter.com/mkruvant/status/796181157314527232

We could actually quantify the country’s sense of panic. 

https://twitter.com/SpredInsights/status/796178788065439744

The movement of the needle is arbitrary, but, for some reason, it doesn’t make anyone feel much better. 

 

https://twitter.com/backlon/status/796181599150706688

https://twitter.com/max_read/status/796187647005917188

Now we wait.

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*First Published: Nov 9, 2016, 12:34 am