Unable to bear the thought of staring at the Electoral College map as our collective fates are filled in one state at a time, people spent much of Tuesday night creating their own, superior, versions. So if you’ve ever wondered whether the proportion of Britney Spears fans would make a better basis for the Electoral College, or your Mom would be a better president than Trump, there’s an Electoral College map meme for you.
Some were riffs on the old Jeb Bush Flawless Victory memes from 2016, where Jeb was portrayed as the secret landslide victor, celebrating with his arms outstretched in front of an all-yellow Electoral College map. Even Beatles drummer Ringo Starr got in on it, shopping a map all in purple with an old black-and-white photo of him slapped on top of it.
Others offered alternatives to the Electoral College. Rather than a weighted system designed to entrench the power of dead white slave owners, they ask, what if the map showed which states it was legal to own a kangaroo in? Or what kind of porn the voters there preferred to whack off to?
And some just went weird. Ohio is just too powerful y’all, what if it decided to cut out the middle man of the Electoral College and straight take over the entire country?
But pretty much everyone is clear that it’s time to say goodbye to the Electoral College.