Drinking games to get through election night

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Need a drink to get through this election? Check out The Hatchet's guide to election drinking games for Tuesday.

All Americans can probably agree that we’re going to need a drink to get through Nov. 3.

If nothing else, quarantine has taught us how to up the ante when it comes to our tolerance for drinking, so keep yourself entertained and sane this week by knocking back a few with the help of a few drinking games. From booze to bets, here are all of the essentials you’ll need for election night if you’re 21 years or older:

Red or Blue
This one is pretty straightforward and can sustain you with a steady buzz throughout the night. Print out or queue up a map of all 50 states on your computer screen and pick which candidate you’re rooting, or drinking, for. Keep your eyes on the election results throughout the night, and every time your preferred presidential candidate wins a state, take a sip.

The epic Spinoff election night drinking game
You’re three shots deep and you’re having trouble seeing straight, much less deciphering poll numbers as they roll in. Friend, this is the drinking game for you. If you thought you had heard enough of the phrase “these unpredictable times,” gird your loins for the amount of election night buzzwords every news anchor is guaranteed to rattle off this Tuesday. You’ll be hearing a lot of “neck and neck” and “too close to call” thrown around – when you do, have your drink at the ready. Choose a couple of common phrases, like “knife edge” and “the COVID election,” and drink whenever you hear them.

Your Election Night Drinking Guide
For our friends who have the mental capacity to navigate an intricate web of politics infused with booze, check out this choose-your-own-adventure election guide. This guide gauges your feelings toward the election and takes into account where you are, who you are with and what stage of the night you’re in. Depending on how you answer each question, you’ll be recommended a specific drink. If you’re having a little trouble deciding what drink you want to accompany the night’s chaos, this infographic is your best friend.

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