BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WSVN) — You would think that everyone knows by now who won the presidential election, nearly two weeks afterward. Everyone, that is, except Joe Chandler in Georgia.
“I was invited to an election party to stay up into the night with everybody gnawing their nails,” Chandler told Fox 5. “I thought, ‘Oh, there has to be a better way.'”
Chandler said he was fed up with politics and chose to go to bed on election night without finding out the results. He said he intended to find out the next morning, but upon waking up he felt so peaceful he decided to wait until the afternoon. That turned into a week.
“Having subtracted myself from all this political fracas and all of the mayhem of digital media, I kind-of found the center of the cyclone,” Chandler said. “It is very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance.”
Chandler says he seldom goes out since he works from home. When he does venture out of his house, he wears headphones and a sign that says, “I don’t know who won and don’t want to. Please don’t tell me!”
Although he has stayed away from television, newspapers, and social media, Chandler’s daughter keeps her father updated on some news.
He said this is not in protest of a particular candidate.
“Not a big fan of either, but I did have a huge preference of the regime that I was hoping we would avoid,” he said.
Chandler knows it’s only a matter of time before he finds out. But until that happens, he’s happy to remain unaware.
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