Election Day has finally come, and chances are it’s going to be a very long night as votes are tabulated and a new president is decided — if the results are even made official tonight. And it’s not just the president being decided but a number of ballot measures and propositions around the country, as well as senate and congress seats. Waiting for the results of any election to come in can be a very stressful time — and with most major networks knee-deep in coverage, there’s really no escape. Until now, that is.

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When your brain is just too full of politics and the election to function, let Pawnee, Indiana be your happy place. We’re coping with the election through the use of “Parks and Recreation,” celebrating the very best Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) moments. Leslie was always good for a laugh and she made the entire political process just a bit easier to deal with.

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So when you need a quick break, take a look at the Leslie GIFs below, and believe in the power of Knope. After all, is there anyone you’d trust more during an election cycle than the head of Pawnee’s Parks and Recreation Department? While the prediction “Parks & Rec” made in the series finale that Leslie will become president in 2048, won’t come true — everybody loves her, but she’s fictional — this is the next best thing.

Nothing good comes from crossing Leslie Knope

leslie knope shaving cream 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

Though even she can’t handle Ron’s ex-wife Tammy

leslie knope scare 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

While Leslie is great at many things, doing the robot is not one of them

leslie knope robot 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

She’s a great piggyback ride passenger, though

leslie knope piggyback 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

She understands what everyone has been thinking throughout the election

leslie knope what is happening 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

And she knows how you feel realizing that it’s almost over

leslie knope wow 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

One way or another, everyone’s going to need a serious hug after this election

leslie knope hugged 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

Or a giant soda cup to bury your head in

leslie knope cup 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

Regardless, nobody anywhere loves election day as much as Leslie Knope

leslie knope best day ever 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

And she’ll never be okay if you take it away from her

leslie knope angry 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

Besides, the election is almost over and that means the holiday season is close

leslie knope christmas 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

So when you need strength, just channel your favorite glorious female warrior

leslie knope goddess 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

And don’t forget to eat a snack — maybe a piece of fruit

leslie knope banana 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

Or a waffle. Who doesn’t love waffles?

leslie knope waffles 16 Leslie Knope GIFs to get you through election night

And celebrate a mission accomplished with a high five

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And if all else fails, remember we have to do this again in four years

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Posted by:Chris E. Hayner

Chris E. Hayner is equal parts nerd, crazy person and coffee. He watches too much TV, knows more about pro wrestling than you do and remembers every single show from the TGIF lineup. You may have seen him as a pro-shark protester in "Sharknado 3." His eventual memoir will be called "You're Wrong, Here's Why..." TV words to live by: "I'm a firm believer that sometimes it's right to do the wrong thing."