The polls haven't closed in Georgia yet as voters decide the make-or-break election for Republicans. While exit polls have numbers out, they ignore a whopping 3 million previously cast ballots in the state. So, the election-night conversation turned to news station loyalty based on the numbers cruncher of choice: CNN's John King or MSNBC's Steve Kornacki.
John king and Steve kornacki is like Andre Agassi and Boris Becker competing for Wimbledon 😬 https://t.co/HeSV2Djvq8— i 😎Troll 🇺🇸🏴🇮🇳 (@i 😎Troll 🇺🇸🏴🇮🇳) 1609887944.0
There's a slate of Kornacki loyalists who led to a flood of celebration for his non-stop dedication to the 2020 election results. The MSNBC host pledged ahead of the election that he wouldn't leave the studio until a winner was called. As the results crept into its third-day colleagues were taking over for him so he could catch a nap in his office.
Kornacki has one thing going for him: unfaltering loyalty from former SNL cast member, gameshow host and actress Leslie Jones.
YASSSSSSSSSS MY LOVE STEVE IS BACK!!! #KornackiThirstcontinues https://t.co/ynK4D87Bhr— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Leslie Jones 🦋) 1609885649.0
King, some argued, has a gravitas that is lost in Kornacki's enthusiasm. His quiet demeanor seems preferable to those who can't sustain such a hefty degree of excitement.
This is how John King and Steve Kornacki strolled into work today. https://t.co/774gaaK0Ng— Jason Benefield (@Jason Benefield) 1609888306.0
See the comments below:
All love to Steve Kornacki but this is a John King household— Seth Johnson (@Seth Johnson) 1609886785.0
Same! Steve's a bit too frenetic and I need some gravitas holding my hand through all of this.
— Sydney Strand - WORDCOUNT TWEETER! (@sydney_strand) January 5, 2021
We're a 'Steve' household.
— Jacki 'BooksArePeopleToo' 📚 🐷😺 (@Book_Hog1) January 5, 2021
I'm sorry. If "John King" is gonna trend, Steve Kornacki has to trend, TOO! He is master of his magic board! 😊 https://t.co/61mgZXRD2m— Real Sore Loser Lame Duck (@Real Sore Loser Lame Duck) 1609886845.0
I, along with the rest of #ElectionTwitter, face the greatest of political life's decisions: Do I watch John King… https://t.co/92Hok4dVIR— Michael Clark (@Michael Clark) 1609886421.0
Here's what's on tap tonight: Jon Ossoff vs. David Perdue Reverend Raphael Warnock vs. Kelly Loeffler Steve Kornacki vs. John King— Bill Madden (@Bill Madden) 1609886250.0
John King, Jake Tapper, Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer, etc. make CNN great, but Rick Santorum is making me want to go ove… https://t.co/Pf3N9gYC5a— Alex Stamo (@Alex Stamo) 1609887043.0
The real match up tonight is between John King and Steve Kornacki https://t.co/D915Ss632G— Red (@Red) 1609888982.0
Yeah, John King is awesome, but have you witnessed the unbridled enthusiasm Steve Kornacki gets after a ballot drop?— Abject Zero (@Abject Zero) 1609886578.0
Hey @NBCNews, make sure you return @SteveKornacki to us after tonight. https://t.co/9ENoZPTBGT— Sunday Night Football (@Sunday Night Football) 1609889691.0
I will be tuned into Steve Kornacki all night long. Deja vu— But Her Emails!!!!🌊🌊#TheResistance (@But Her Emails!!!!🌊🌊#TheResistance) 1609890098.0
John King is going to be at the Magic Wall all night tonight! https://t.co/AXi5uxrsMw— Kenny (@Kenny) 1609888681.0
No disrespect meant, but John King not in the same league as Steve Kornacki. #ElectionNight— Bruno Amato (@Bruno Amato) 1609890622.0
Are we doing NYT needles or Steve Kornacki calculator or peeking at Twitter between our fingers?— Esther Choo MD MPH (@Esther Choo MD MPH) 1609888714.0
The great @SteveKornacki’s work area “has been cleaned & disinfected.” https://t.co/urFBO6UC2u— Tim O'Brien (@Tim O'Brien) 1609884926.0
I've spent more time with John King than my Grand children this year.— Brenda Lee 😷 (@Brenda Lee 😷) 1609888693.0
Grumbling about cancelled haircut ✅ Full lockdown ✅ JOHN KING MAGIC MAP!!! ✅ I have gone back in time. I am a time… https://t.co/dI6xQDWXwN— Rachel Steinberg (@Rachel Steinberg) 1609890408.0
John king hibernated for 2 months and now he’s stronger than ever— Elizabeth Connis (@Elizabeth Connis) 1609886279.0
@LinkedHD does John King do the NFL playoffs,...? didn't think so.— THE TAO OF NOW (@THE TAO OF NOW) 1609888146.0
Oh, I almost forgot it's... Steve Kornacki vs John King Day! 👏🏾— KT (@KT) 1609889143.0
John King at the magic wall... you love to see it (or, if you're like me, parked outside GOP HQ tonight, hear it on… https://t.co/eFXjqYkY5j— DJ Judd (@DJ Judd) 1609888370.0
@BruceTheMooose1 i like john king for results, but i haven't seen santorum as soon as i do, i will be watching Kornacki's khaki pants!— Goldenpartyrent Lordy We Got Tapes! (@Goldenpartyrent Lordy We Got Tapes!) 1609886450.0