Ed Gillespie Played Himself With Twitter Balloons

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Jumping the gun a little bit, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie (or more specifically, someone on his campaign staff) activated a little-known Twitter feature last night to celebrate his supposed victory.

On a user’s birthday, Twitter will show balloons cascading across their page. It’s cute! Last night, someone set Gillespie’s birthday to election day in order to trigger the balloons on his account. (You can also do this in Twitter’s settings, but note that there is a cap on the frequency with which you can change it. Every day can’t be balloon day, sorry.)

The only problem is that, well, Gillespie lost the race, turning his page into a cheery, colorful memorial to the racist and xenophobic Trumpism that he campaigned on. Oh well! See ya later, Ed!

Ed Gillespie Played Himself With Twitter Balloons