Seth MacFarlane Responds To Trump’s Election & The Internet Is Going BONKERS


The 2016 election was one of the most divisive in history. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both struggled with shockingly low favorability ratings, and many voters decided that they could not vote for either major party option. Instead, they went the third-party route, choosing Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, Green Party nominee Jill Stein, or another independent candidate. In some cases, voters wrote in a different candidate who was not listed on the ballot.

Third party “protest votes” helped Donald Trump become the President-elect, and many people are not happy about that, including actor and producer Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane chastised third party voters on Twitter Tuesday night as the votes were being counted and it was quickly becoming apparent that Donald Trump was going to be the 45th president of the United States.

Of course, as MacFarlane’s tweet suggests, Trump’s victory is certainly not due entirely to third-party and write-in votes. Despite his lack of popularity, Trump had a strong following throughout the election. Admittedly, his following was made up of people who are not bothered by racism, sexism, and xenophobia, but he had a following nonetheless. However, one can’t help but wonder if Trump would have lost some of those states where votes were extremely close — Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, etc. — had there been fewer third party votes cast.

MacFarlane has since expressed many more concerns via Twitter about the outcome of the election, pointing out the striking differences between this election and ones in recent history.

He also defended the very legitimate anxiety that many Americans are now experiencing:

And delivered a strong message to those who are demanding that Trump be given a chance:

Seth MacFarlane is, like so many other people both at home and abroad, concerned about the future of the United States. He has every right to be, as do the other individuals who are worried about their rights, or their rights of their friends and family, being infringed upon. Donald Trump made some frightening proposals during his presidential campaign, from his infamous U.S.-Mexico border wall to promising to ban Muslims from entering the country. Let us just hope that he chooses not to attempt to follow through with those proposals.

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