Gary Shteyngart Went to a Super Sad Election Party

Author Gary Shteyngart watched the midterm elections results with a group of “Democratic-leaning immigrants” last night and filed a blog post for The New Yorker on the party. Despite the election of Latino governors in Nevada and New Mexico, and of the Indian-American Nikki Haley in South Carolina, spirits at the event were not high.

Attendees crowded around the TV for “Wolf Blitzer’s hairy drone” but before the end of the night friendship with a bottle of vodka became necessary. The bottle features prominently in Mr. Shteyngart’s photo from the event, which seems to have been taken from his iPhone, a device that he both loves and fears deeply.

No word on whether or not the party rooted for “that Italian fellow” who ran for governor in the Empire State.