Viral Video 'Poor Anthony' Shows Parent Ranting to Teacher About Election Results Assignment: 'Nobody Won!'

A viral video of a parent complaining to a third grade teacher about an assignment where students were told to color in an electoral college map with the results of the election, has people on Twitter feeling bad for the student and the teacher.

I am crying.

— 🦃Ricardo Duran Burner 🇲🇽🦃 (@Ricardohhhh) November 17, 2020

The video shows a worksheet for a student named Anthony, where the class seemingly was instructed to color in each state based on who won it in the election, with students coloring states blue for states President-Elect Joe Biden won and red for states President Donald Trump won. At the bottom, students wrote how many electoral votes each candidate was projected to receive and who won. Anthony filled in that Biden won 306 electoral votes while Trump received 232, and that Biden is the winner. The parent can be heard ranting to the teacher on speaker phone.

The parent says that students should have indicated states where Trump has filed lawsuits and challenged election results. Lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and Wisconsin. While Georgia's has been dismissed, some lawsuits are still pending and three have been upheld (two in PA, one in NV).

"It shouldn't just be to Anthony. The entire class should have this done again, and X's should be put, or different colors should be put on the homework or a new sheet, and let them understand what the process is. I'm not the only parent who thinks this. I'm just the only parent who's not afraid to get, stand up and say something," the parent said.

After a pause, the teacher says she'll speak to Anthony about the assignment, but the parent says that she thinks the whole class should be addressed. "You're just gonna talk to Anthony? This assignment's not gonna get redone and have everybody understand that we have six states at this point-there were seven when this assignment was done-there's six that are still in litigation and why," she said.

Due to Trump's challenges to the election results, the parent told the teacher that she believes the results should've been different. "The answer 'Who won the election?' Should've been-the answer was 'Nobody.' That was the answer nobody-not Joe Biden. Not-it was nobody. It should not just be told to my son."

The parent then said she thought that it was wrong for the teacher to use election results found on Google. She cited the National Archives, which have yet to include any results for the election, and conservative news outlet One America News as the maps she referred to in disputes about electoral college results. "If you did talk to them about that, that's not what you told them to color in. He told me you went up to there and put up a map. I pulled up a map. I didn't go to Google. I went to the national archives, and then, I also went to OAN, and it had exactly what he and I had been talking about," she said.

The video of the call has since been viewed over a million times.

Many people on Twitter expressed their sympathy not only for the teacher the mother was complaining to, but for Anthony as well. "We don't pay elementary school teachers anything remotely what they're worth," one person on Twitter wrote.

I don’t know who I feel worse for, this teacher, or Anthony...

— Robin Marty (@robinmarty) November 17, 2020

We massively underestimate the trickle-down damage from DJT's mind-fing behavior.

Here's a heartbreaking example. Poor Anthony.

(Also, we are not paying our teachers nearly enough.)

— Avinash Kaushik (@avinash) November 17, 2020

This poor teacher sounds like she just cried or is about to cry and I'm so sorry our educators are made to deal with this garbage.

— Joanna Robinson 🇺🇸✌️🏳️‍🌈💙 (@jowrotethis) November 17, 2020

We don't pay elementary school teachers anything remotely what they're worth.

— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) November 17, 2020

As the election results have been called by most major outlets showing Biden as the next president, other people also latched onto the fact that the mother used OAN, who have been known to peddle conspiracy theories as the reason the mother is asking the teacher to give her students incorrect information.

"I went to OAN."

Stay strong, Anthony.

— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) November 17, 2020

What if the mother of a third grader watched OAN for her news. Well, here's a way you can find out.
Let's just say it creates problems.

To the teacher... thank you for sharing this.

— Mike Armstrong (@ArmstrongGN) November 17, 2020
Judy Inman (R) colors a map of the United States as states are called for the electoral college on November 3, 2020 in St. Pauls, North Carolina, United States. Getty/Melissa Sue Gerrits