These 'Election Day 2016 vs. Election Day 2017' Memes Are Painfully Accurate

A lot has changed in a year.

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It's been almost one year since the presidential election in 2016, and a lot has changed since then, to say the least. Today, a bulk of special elections takes place—in Georgia, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and Utah—and some people are having déjà vu. The big difference, however, is that this time around, voters are scarred from 2017's jarring news cycle and are desperate to make a change.

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To galvanize voters—and to have a bit of fun on an otherwise gloomy day—people having been tweeting drastic transformation moments in pop culture to sum up 2016 vs. 2017 in a nutshell.

Below are just a few examples.

Sigourney Weaver, from Working Girl to Alien:

Sissy Spacek in Carrie:

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Winona Ryder vs. Veronica Sawyer in The Heathers:

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Young Drew Barrymore vs. Charlie in Firestarter:

Tom Riddle vs. Lord Voldemort:

Robin Sparkles vs. Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother:

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Season 1 Eleven vs. Season 2 Eleven in Stranger Things:

Pollywog Dart vs. Demogorgon Dart in Stranger Things:

Jennifer Lawrence vs. Katniss Everdeen:

Mark Ruffalo vs. The Hulk:

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Melisandre from Game of Thrones, with and without her ruby necklace:

Meryl Streep in Into the Woods:

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Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman:

Robin Wright as The Princess Bride vs. Robin Wright as Amazon Warrior Antiope:

Peggy Olson in Mad Men vs Offred in The Handmaid's Tale:

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Ted Danson before and after existentialism:

And Dr. Jones vs. Nazi-fighting Indiana Jones:

But then again, let's not forget 2016 came with its own share of struggles, too:

From: AR Revista
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