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The Most Perfectly Awkward Photos From Election Day

 A voter gestures as Senate Minority Leader U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) votes in the midterm elections at Bellarmine University November 4, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. McConnell is running in a tight race against opponent Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
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For those too bored to pay attention to the specifics — as well as the obsessives who need holding over until something actually happens — there are the photobombs. Mitch McConnell fell victim while presumably voting for himself in Kentucky this morning, but it was just as uncomfortable when he posed with a supportive meme.

Yes, there are pro–Mitch McConnell memes:

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon had the second worst “watch me vote” pic of the day, sharing the frame with an accidental butt crack and then advertising it:

Up north, Chris Christie showed his New Jersey pride by casting a ballot in his Notre Dame pullover:

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Meanwhile, in New York, “Sandra Lee gave Andrew Cuomo a hand at the polling station Tuesday,” the Daily News reports. Ahem:

Clay Aiken is an underdog today in North Carolina, but he was once on reality television, so people still want to take selfies with him:

Photo: Grant Halverson/2014 Getty Images

Unfortunately, the American Idol runner-up’s campaign bus is more interested in performing too-neat metaphors than running:

Stay tuned for the tears of defeat — those come much later.

The Most Awkward Photos From Election Day