With Democrats’ hope for a blue wave receding celebrities take to social media to trash voters


With the Democrats’ hope for a blue wave receding in the special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District earlier this week, celebrities who had supported the Democratic Party’s candidate had taken to social media to trash voters.

GOP state Sen. Troy Balderson’s narrow victory with 1,754 votes giving him the lead, denied Democrats momentum that would have jazzed up their base and helped fill the kitty of dozens of their Democratic Party candidates.

The contest for Ohio’s 12th congressional district was especially tough which drew several celebrities to throw their weight around Democrat Danny O’Connor. Actresses Chelsea Handler and Alyssa Milano and Grammy-winner John Legend publicly endorsed the 30-year-old O’Connor.

And when it became clear that O’Connor was not going to win, the accusations of gerrymandering and ‘Russian meddling’ grew loud. Milano, the “Charmed” actress known for giving the #MeToo movement a bigger microphone blamed supporters of Green Party candidate Joe Manchik for Democrat Danny O’Connor’s presumably narrow loss.

Milano took to twitter to fume: “You know what sucks? Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian meddling,” Milano fumed. “Why else would anyone cast a protest vote in Ohio when there’s so much at stake?”

Manchik won just 1,127 votes in Ohio’s 12th congressional district, which is less than the gap between Balderson and O’Connor. This means that even if all Manchik supporters voted for O’Connor, the Democrat would still be short in the unofficial, final count.

But that did not stop the celebrities from name-calling and labeling the Green Party as an ’embarrassment’.

The Ohio Green Party however vehemently denied that it has split the vote.