Hollywood is desperately trying to console its self after last nights devastating GOP victory in Ohio.
The Dems had counted on flipping the red seat blue, with their “moderate” candidate, who never criticized President Trump.
And it looked like they might pull it off, according to polls, but President Trump came in last Saturday and held a rally, and in the end, the GOP took the win.
Needless to say, celebrities and liberals are devastated, and many are trying to console themselves by saying it was a “close race,” as if “close” races mean anything in politics.
Hollywood-backed Democratic candidates didn’t fare as well as politically engaged celebrities had hoped in Tuesday’s elections, which sparked Russian meddling conspiracy theorizing and celebs bashing Green Party voters in Ohio.
The contest between Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O’Connor in Ohio’s 12th congressional district garnered perhaps the most celebrity attention in the weeks and days leading up to the election.
Actresses Chelsea Handler and Alyssa Milano and Grammy-winner John Legend publicly endorsed the 30-year-old O’Connor.
You know what sucks?
Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian meddling.
Why else would anyone cast a protest vote in Ohio when there’s so much at stake?#OH12
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 8, 2018
Dear Green Party: Can you PLEASE wait to make your symbolic votes at a time when our government isn’t being overrun by white supremacists??? Come @ me I don’t care.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 8, 2018
@dannyoconnor1 Dude demand a recount if you can and an outside analysis and audit of voting machines. Do it.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) August 8, 2018
This is an embarrassment https://t.co/ic2AosM40n
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 8, 2018
Green Party voters..no one is saying you can't vote for your candidates….but don't tell me you care about the environment if you know your vote will make the difference between a Dem winning over a Rep and you still choose to vote for your candidate who has NO chance of winning
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 8, 2018
And of course we heard from our amazing America First President.
5 for 5!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018