A Running List of the Best 2016 Presidential Election Tweets

One of this election season's most viral tweets. Twitter

This was truly an election lived in 140-character bursts, especially since @realDonaldTrump often overshadowed the real Donald Trump with his incendiary missives about Miss Universe and other matters of national import. Twitter was where the nation came to laugh and cry over the election season. Mostly, to cry.

Herewith, then, we present some of our favorite tweets from the election season, having read every single political tweet from the last year and a half. If you're wondering how we did it, we used the same FBI team that went through half-a-million Hillary Clinton emails. Thanks for your help, guys!

Above all, perhaps, Twitter served as the safety valve through which many channeled their anxiety and dismay.

And while late-night television struggled to satirize an election that seemed too ludicrous for satire, Twitter proved to be the playground of the election's best comic minds.

Above all, in an election season of breathtaking dishonesty, Twitter was some combination of confessional, open mic and public square, sometimes enervating but frequently uplifting, even if for no other reason than to let you know that you weren't suffering alone. 

And just in case you haven't voted: It's not too late! And once you do...