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

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. 

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

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


Now we wait.

Molly Stier

Molly Stier

Molly Stier is the Real-Time Social Editor at the Daily Dot, where she previously covered politics, lifestyle, entertainment, and technology. Her work has also appeared in The Nation magazine.