Coming off an absolute nightmare of an election year, Georgia headed into a special runoff on Tuesday that would decide whether Democrats would take the majority in the Senate. Millions of Georgians cast their votes and while it seemed likely that incumbent Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly "Does This Puffy Vest Make Me Relatable?" Loeffler would keep their positions, Georgia flipped the agenda, electing Democratic nominees Reverend Raphael Warnock and—from what it looks like right now—Jon Ossoff to the Senate instead. Naturally, social media had some big feelings about it.
With major "how will this end?" vibes lingering from the drawn-out election this past November, a lot of users—from Georgia and elsewhere—held on throughout the night to see how the election would turn out, dunking on the incumbent senators and commemorating the increasingly likely chance that Georgia would elect its first-ever Black senator. And if the impending doom scrolling was too much for your heart to handle, there was the pure-hearted resurfacing of Ossoff's tweets throughout the night. Turns out that, respectfully, the likely Georgia senator is a major nerd who is a self-described "n00b 4 lyfe."
While neither Perdue nor Loeffler have conceded (which, that feels about par for the fancy, expensive course), social media has made the call for itself. From comments on Loeffler's transparently forced use of y'all to some obligatory Perdue chicken jokes, here are the best tweets from Georgia's special election. Long live the n00bs.
Now I’m falling asleep, and he’s calling DeKalb
— Ellen Wernecke (@neithernor) January 6, 2021
Overall, a terrible night for Kirk Cameron.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 6, 2021
me every other day of my life: i hate math
me on election night: pic.twitter.com/5JAJyyGd2A
— keely flaherty (@keelyflaherty) January 6, 2021
having steve kornacki only have to do one state tonight is like when randy johnson came in to pitch extra innings in the 2001 world series
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) January 6, 2021
A truly unbelievable feat: Warnock, who grew up broke in the Savannah projects, goes to Washington as the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist, which became known as America’s Freedom Church after the violent death of Dr. King. He will be Georgia’s first Black senator.
— Darren Sands 🗳 (@darrensands) January 6, 2021
Kelly Loeffler crying in her camo vest riding in the manta ray submarine plane from The Incredibles
— JP (@jpbrammer) January 6, 2021
A nice Jewish boy and a Black reverend are about to gravely disappoint American white supremacists and I for one am seriously okay with this.
— Elizabeth Bear (@matociquala) January 6, 2021
I bet the social media guy for Perdue Chicken is so happy right now
— Christos (@christos_ioa) January 6, 2021
Black people just want the world to show up for us like we show up for everyone else.
— Jamira Burley (@JamiraBurley) January 6, 2021
Kelly Loeffler’s butler this morning pic.twitter.com/lfOQeJuGhk
— Woke But Petty (@marcformarc) January 6, 2021
Thank you for participating, now get out!! 🖕 pic.twitter.com/LlbiMnGb8w
— Tanter Dallas (@tanter_dallas) January 5, 2021
What’s the opposite of doom scrolling? That’s what I’m doing tonight
— Angelina Cardona Keeley (@AngelinaCardona) January 6, 2021
I just love that Stacey Abrams lost the governors race in 2018 on some voter suppression shit, and was like “oh word? Let’s go. We’re turning this bitch blue.” And then she did it.
— ⚖️Imani Gandy ⚖️ (@AngryBlackLady) January 6, 2021
Aww. A nice Jewish boy. Well done.
— ken olin (@kenolin1) January 6, 2021
She’s beauty and she’s grace. She’s Miss United States 👑💫 pic.twitter.com/9zMX2mD60R
— Jamie Blynn (@jamieblynn) January 6, 2021
Never trust someone who has to force a “y’all” https://t.co/2ocuP5UJ5V
— James Dator (@James_Dator) January 6, 2021
Kamala Harris looking at McConnell as she breaks every tie. pic.twitter.com/wItfj5Rh0l
— Brian McBride (@BrianDMcBride) January 6, 2021
Kelly Loeffler buying stock in the Senate Democrats pic.twitter.com/veVtd8dw5E
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) January 6, 2021
me, a florida democrat, watching georgia election returns pic.twitter.com/6XEiN1vdKH
— Jena Kingery (@jenakingery) January 6, 2021
To everyone retweeting Jon Ossoff’s best 2012-vintage tweets: keep at it. This is exactly what this platform was made for, and you must live up to the moment
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) January 6, 2021
Congratulations to Jon Ossoff, the first U.S. Senator to catch a computer virus while trying to download the Garden State soundtrack from Limewire
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) January 6, 2021
And now, in case you were curious: here are some of the vintage greatest hits from Super Nerd, Jon Ossoff's Twitter account.
n00b 4 lyfe
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) April 24, 2014
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) September 4, 2012
To get work done, I flee the web, hopping from one off-the-grid coffeehouse to another.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) March 4, 2013
TO: Nabisco RE: Candy Corn Oreos MSG: Very bad
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) September 25, 2012
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