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

America is having an anxiety attack.


Molly Stier


Published Nov 9, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:13 pm CDT

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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Now we wait.

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