Just 16 Reminders That This Election Is Actually Terrifying

There's absolutely nothing funny about it.

The presidential election took a surprising turn on Tuesday night after states predicted to be won by Hillary Clinton were instead cinched by Donald Trump. Following Trump's triumph, many were quick to take to social media to joke about how they might prepare for the impending "apocalypse." But Trump's presidency is no laughing matter, and could have serious repercussions for tens of millions of people across the country.

Here are just a few reminders of what is at stake, and why Trump's election is so terrifying.

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