Twitter users had the #VoteBlueToday hashtag trending as the No. 5 topic at one point on Tuesday. A similar #BlueTsunami2022 hashtag would go on to be used in over 33,000 tweets. Some used the hashtags in their documentation of elderly and injured voters arriving at polling places nationwide.
“This is my mother, Helen. She is 83 and has a broken bone in her right leg, but she voted today,” North Carolina’s former Mills River Mayor Pro Tem Brian Caskey tweeted. “If she can vote, so can you.”
“Took these pictures on my way to vote today in Atlanta,” reporter Andy Pierrotti captioned a photo of a woman with a walker. “Watched her struggle walking multiple blocks uphill, pushing the walker inches at a time. She wanted no help. If she can vote today, so can you.”
“Please honor her’s and so many others struggles to vote and come out to #VoteBlueToday!!” Democratic state Sen. Jose Menendez responded to Pierrotti’s tweet.
“The rush you get on Election Day when you already early voted on Sunday,” videographer Reshma Gopaldas tweeted with a selfie. “(Yes that’s neck brace, no I didn’t get hit by a car).”
Twitter has prepped its users for the midterm elections election over the past few days with messages advising users that voting by mail is “safe and secure” while also warning users not to expect election results in a timely manner.