The funniest tweets from Election Night 2012

The Week's Editorial Staff
The WeekNovember 7, 2012
On Election Night, Gov. Chris Christie revealed his winning sense of humor in 140 characters or less.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won the night... at least on Twitter

"During the '08 election we tweeted about what they were doing on TV," tweeted Nick Bilton of The New York Times. "Four years later, TV is talking about what we're doing on Twitter." Indeed, Twitter was ascendant in this election season. Here, the best tweeted lines from Election Night 2012:

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— Gov. Chris Christie (@GovChristieNJ) November 7, 2012

Ben Greenman at The New Yorker:

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— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) November 7, 2012 Will Leitch at New York:

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— Will Leitch (@williamfleitch) November 7, 2012 Frank Sennett at Time Out Chicago:

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— Frank Sennett (@SennettReport) November 7, 2012 Comedian/actor Patton Oswalt on forlorn Fox News reporters:

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— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 7, 2012 Political reporter Marin Cogan on CNN's Wolf Blitzer:

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— Marin Cogan (@marincogan) November 7, 2012 Anonymous liberal @pourmecoffee:

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— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) November 7, 2012 Joshua Topolsky at The Verge:

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— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) November 7, 2012 And of course, Donald Trump wasn't too happy with an Obama win:

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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012  

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