B.C.'s provincial election night on Tuesday turned out to be a serious nail-biter.
The polls closed at 8 p.m. PST, but the results were still up in the air close to midnight. Shortly after, it was announced that the Liberals had won the province's first minority government in 65 years, but that recounts will determine the final outcome.
The unexpected late-night had some election watchers on social media going a bit stir-crazy as they anxiously waited for result.
— Alistair Ogden (@A1i5tair) May 10, 2017
— Emman Villamejor (@igitot) May 10, 2017
It was a whirlwind of emotions.
— James McCullough (@four_sides) May 10, 2017
— couragesings (@couragesings) May 10, 2017
Some brought snacks.
my #bcelxn17 aesthetic is stress eating 1/3 of a tub of raspberry sorbet, what's yours?
— Moira Wyton (@moirawyton) May 10, 2017
If you haven't started a drinking game out of the phrase "to close to call." Then I don't know what to tell you #bcelxn17
— News Friends (@NewsFriendsVan) May 10, 2017
People wanted to know what would happen in a tie.
— VR Jen (@JenniferDowding) May 10, 2017
— Durham Youth Council (@DurhamYC) May 10, 2017
Journalists and columnists around the country drink heavily, having no idea how their piece is going to start.)
— Paul Fairie (@paulisci) May 10, 2017
While others just wanted to go to bed.
— Mark Henry (@JesusShuttles12) May 10, 2017
Which riding gets to be our Florida recount? *spins wheel* #bcelxn17
— Greg Eh (@gregeh) May 10, 2017
OK. I'm heading to bed. This isn't going to be settled for weeks. #bcelxn17
— Chad Skelton (@chadskelton) May 10, 2017
Even though Twitter was wild, it was likely nothing compared to what party leaders were going through.
— Derek DeBolt (@DeBolter) May 10, 2017