MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki is the real Electoral College Map MVP of this godforsaken election and the internet agrees
During a week where everything feels overwhelming AF, we’re all clinging to the bright lights of this Election From Suspense Hell. One of those lights is, indisputably, MSNBC‘s Steve Kornacki. He’s the electoral map math wizard who has not taken so much as one hour off from constantly nerding out over that damn touch-screen map. And the entire internet is 100% here for it, bless him.
The bespectacled, khaki-loving Kornacki has taken the country by storm because while we’re all endlessly waiting for the fascist dictator to be unseated from his orange-stained throne, Kornacki’s expert finesse of the ever-updating touch-screen is a charming delight. And viewers everywhere are in agreement: Steve is DA MAN.
Steve Kornacki has cleared my skin, solved my commitment issues, cured my depression and swept away my childhood trauma.
— Doha Madani (@DohaMadani) November 6, 2020
Also? He must be part superhero based on sheer stamina alone. That man has not stopped for A MOMENT in his election week delivery, barely leaving our television screens since dawn on Tuesday.
I honestly dunno how steve is still going im bout to die pic.twitter.com/R8IEt8lbIj
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 5, 2020
Kornacki is all about clear, concise information. Which is why, shortly after Donald Trump, in a fit of delusion, declared victory based on absolutely nothing valid, Kornacki addressed viewers by reminding them that there were literally millions of ballots that still needed to be counted and that the President is a lying liar who lies (my words, not Kornacki’s):
“The first and most important thing to say about these numbers though is that there are counties, there are a number of counties in Pennsylvania that announced before tonight that they were not even going to open the mail-in ballots that they received, before tomorrow,” he explained. “There are many other counties in Pennsylvania that have only counted a small fraction of their mail-in ballots.”
Basically, Steve Kornacki is the Charlie from It’s Always Sunny meme come to life.
— Jack Baca (@JackBaca) November 3, 2020
Kornacki, who came out as gay in a moving, brilliant essay back in 2011, has been the subject of many a fawning, admiring tweet this week — basically, because we all think what he’s doing is important as hell, the way he’s doing it is informative and adorable, and we all need something GOOD to keep us going during this never-ending process.
Okay. Guys. Let’s get into it. 1. Is a Steve Kornacki wearing a diaper since he never leaves the camera? 2. When was the last time he sleep?
— roxane gay (@rgay) November 6, 2020
At this point the only reason they’re not calling it is that they want to see how long Steve Kornacki can stay awake.
— David Litt (@davidlitt) November 6, 2020
when will my husband, steve kornacki, return from war
— David Mack (@davidmackau) November 5, 2020
There’s a warped period during every political crisis when people suddenly get super-thirsty for newscasters and this is that time.
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) November 6, 2020
There’s even a hashtag that emerged from the fandom: #TrackingKornacki. And it’s great.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 6, 2020
— Rachid Haoues (@RachidRouis) November 6, 2020
— Mollie Call (@CallMollie) November 3, 2020
— Craig Melvin (@craigmelvin) November 4, 2020
There are plenty of people putting in the work, both behind the scenes and publicly, to ensure that we all make it through this election intact. Steve Kornacki is just one of them, of course, but it’s just been nice to see everyone collectively come together to like something for once.
Forget grabbing sleep, there's still votes coming in in PA. I'm heading back to the studio. In the old days, there was USA Up All Night. Tonight, it'll be MSNBC Up All Night. Come on along for the ride.
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) November 6, 2020
When it’s all over, let’s hope he catches a decent nap.