Rihanna, 2 Chainz, and More Join Call for Every 2020 Election Vote to Be Counted

On Thursday, Trump continued complaining about the count, demanding in a pair of tweets that efforts be halted. That is definitely not going to happen.


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Rihanna has joined the call for the counting of votes to continue amid pushback from Trump and his BBQ-beer-n-freedom cronies.

The Fenty founder took the message to both her official Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

"Count every vote," she said on Wednesday. "We'll wait."

Count 👏🏿 Every 👏🏿 Vote 👏🏿 We’ll 👏🏿 Wait .

— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 4, 2020

On Instagram, Rihanna spread the election message across six different posts, like so:


Early Thursday, Trump continued kicking and screaming via a pair of tweets centered on his desire to halt the count. 

"STOP THE COUNT!" he said first, followed by a since-flagged tweet stating "ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!" The latter tweet now looks like this on the timeline:


Other notable figures who have expressed support for ensuring all votes are counted include Lady Gaga, Kerry Washington, Bryan Cranston, Demi Lovato, Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry, Viola Davis, Shonda Rhimes, Selena Gomez, Mark Ruffalo, Tom DeLonge, Josh Gad, and more:

COUNT EVERY VOTE! Thank you to our heroes who are valuing every American with their public service! You have heart and soul! ❤️🗳

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 5, 2020

Need something to do while you wait for election officials to #CountEveryVote? Catch me on @JimmyKimmelLive tonight! pic.twitter.com/0RD1ZWSy3i

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 5, 2020

Our democracy and freedom are worth waiting for. We must #CountEveryVote ‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/DvzDH2nrnv

— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 4, 2020

Stand Down #NYPD. Cut the thuggery. Give it a rest. This our democracy we worked hard for it. #CountEveryVote https://t.co/GBh48A4DoM

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 5, 2020

What a loser. This means our Military soldiers who are deployed won’t have their votes counted for the first time in US election history. What kind of US President would ever say something like this... Jesus. https://t.co/FxUidnSbBh

— Tom DeLonge (@tomdelonge) November 5, 2020

2 Chainz also joined the call, taking to Instagram with a So Help Me God-themed message of support:

And 2016 Democratic nominee/popular vote-winner Hillary Clinton noted the results can't be known until "every ballot is counted."

She also reminded absentee voters in the state of Georgia to keep tabs on the status of their ballots:

We'll know the election results when every ballot is counted. That's how democracy works.

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 4, 2020

Please share with friends and family in Georgia:

If you voted absentee in Georgia, please check the status of your ballot now.

If it was rejected, you have until 5pm on Friday, November 6, to fix it and make sure your vote counts.https://t.co/dbcsk0fv0R

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 5, 2020

As it stands at the time of this writing, Biden was in the lead with 264 electoral votes, while Trump held 214.

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