The Brief: Electoral map prediction memes imagine scenarios with highly unexpected winners of the 2020 presidential election.
Fake electoral map prediction memes and riffs on “Jeb wins” memes are circulating in the days and hours leading up to the 2020 presidential election in the United States. These memes typically show an electoral map of the United States, with someone who wasn’t even in the race declared as the unanimous winner. Election prediction memes propose alternate realities where beloved celebrities, primary election contenders, and fictional characters win the presidency by a landslide. While some of these memes may have a political leaning, many others serve to provide comic relief during a stressful election.
On Nov. 2, Ringo Starr, who is an English citizen and unable to vote in U.S. elections (or run for president), tweeted a version of the “Jeb wins” meme, with himself declared as the winner of 100% of the electorate.
I love America peace and love. 😍💝😎✌️🌟❤️☮️ pic.twitter.com/ZHO05lDkys
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) November 3, 2020
haha yeah man totally………………. https://t.co/hymPPYD206
— prefab clout (@shornsilk) November 2, 2020
And the winner is… Sy Ableman??? pic.twitter.com/hL9erBUH2n
— Portrait of a Lady on Firaga (@firagawalkwthme) November 3, 2020
EARLY ELECTION PREDICTIONS ARE IN pic.twitter.com/HDhdZBvtTG
— 🌹 Frogger Neal 🌹 (@froggneal) November 3, 2020
— Nairo Quintana Fanclub. (@NairoInGreen) November 3, 2020
This meme gives stans the opportunity to predict that their idols will win.
Since I see people making their US Presidential Election predictions. I’m sharing this leaked result x Lady Gaga did it again, congratulations. pic.twitter.com/NG4UmHWRH6
— 𝓛𝓾𝓴𝓮 (@TheDukeLuke) November 2, 2020
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The original Jeb wins electoral map prediction meme started on 4chan in 2016 to joke about Jeb Bush’s reputation as a mighty underdog.