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This live stream of the votes being counted in Philadelphia right now is incredibly soothing

All you need to watch today.

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

We're all anxiously awaiting the results of the 2020 Presidential election as votes in a few key states are still being counted. Tensions have been running high since last night (well, since way before that, to be honest) and, today, we're all still on edge, anticipating the tallies in Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Alaska and Georgia.

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If you're curious about how the counting process works, you might find the above live stream to be the ideal distraction from today's events. The video, which is supposed to stay live until the voting process is entirely done, is being streamed by the Philadelphia City Commissioners account and it shows the ballot-tallying unfolding at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

The Washington Post estimates that, as of now, 82% of votes cast in Pennsylvania have been counted. The state represents 20 very precious electoral votes.  

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Sure, the live stream is entirely monotonous... but monotony is all that we're craving during this crazy time and the longer we stare at the screen, the more oddly tranquil we feel about the current state of affairs. Don't you agree? 

If this particular video is a bit too boring for your taste, consider, perhaps, calming yourself while staring at these adorable animals on camera, from sea otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to pandas at the Atlanta Zoo and polar bears at the Kansas City Zoo. Feeling zen yet?

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