Election 2012: Hollywood and the Media Reacts Via Twitter

Tim Kenneally
The Wrap

Americans made their voices heard at voting booths across the country on Tuesday.

But some observers, many of them famous, had a little more to say. So they took to Twitter, the preferred forum for those who want to offer a little (sometimes far too little) piece of their minds these days.

As the votes get counted and the occupant of the White House for the next four years is determined at an excruciating pace, check out the best reactions to Election Day 2012 below.

Best Fashion-Forward Election Day Commentary goes to "Girls" creator Lena Dunham, who encouraged her female followers to tweet pictures of "your voting 'looks'" -- and then critiqued the submitters' election-day ensembles. The winner of Dunham's election-day fashion parade? "Best election day look: my great aunt Doad, soon to be 100, voted Obama in her blue parka."

Worst 2000 Election Flashback honors go to Sarah Silverman, who tweeted a story about an electronic voting machine registering an Obama vote for Mitt Romney. "WTF?! Please don't let them get away w this shit AGAIN," Silverman despaired.

Best Impression of Your Cranky Right-Wing Uncle is a hands-down win for Donald Trump. Trump, who spread his stink over the election season with his demands for Obama's birth certificate and college records, continued to bang his fist on the dining-room table and grouse on Tuesday.

"The federal gov. has handled Sandy worse than Katrina. There is no excuse why people don't have electricity or fuel yet," Trump griped via his Twitter account. "Do we still want a President who bows to the Saudis and lets OPEC rip us off? Make America strong, vote for @MittRomney"

And while he was in a complainin' mood, Trump let the world know that he's not too fond of that Richard Belzer fella, either.

"I love show 'Law and Order' but the @MRbelzer casting is the worst ever," Trump wrote. "No talent -- unwatchable!"

Most Ill-Advised Get Out the Vote Effort goes to "Bowling for Columbine" filmmaker Michael Moore, who offered his phone number in order to get reluctant voters to the polls. "If u know someone who isn't going to vote but might if I called or texted them, text me their cell # at 810-522-8398," Moore wrote. Dude, you do know that about half the country would love to crank-call you, right?

Best Snarky Endorsement (From a Guy Who Isn't Eligible to Vote in This Country): Ricky Gervais wins for this little gem: "America, If you only vote for one President this year, make it @BarackObama."

Most Humorous Clarification goes to Steve Martin, who notified the public, "After more fact checking, it turns out that voting is not a right, but a consolation prize for not getting to be dictator."


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