Although Canadians across the country continue to wait impatiently for the results of the 2020 U.S. election, we understand that it can actually take many days to come in.\nWhat's more, this is not the first time Canadians had to wait for results days after election day. \nIn fact, the people of Canada have been in a similar situation exactly 20 years ago. \nEditor's Choice: Americans Were Frantically Googling 'Move To Canada' Very Late Last Night\n\nHow long did Canada wait for the U.S election results in 2000?\nCanada is no stranger to the waiting game because the country once waited for over a month to see who America would elect in 2000, according to CBC News. \nThe 36-day wait was seen in the presidential race between Al Gore and George Bush, in which the supreme court took hold of the final decision in the end. \nNow twenty years later, we may bear witness to some major déjà vu.\n\n View this post on Instagram This morning, I spoke on the phone with President Trump. We focused on the new NAFTA, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing situation in Hong Kong. We also discussed the Black Lives Matter movement and the need to end systemic racism in all its forms. We agreed to stay in touch in the weeks and months to come as these situations continue to evolve. 🇨🇦 Ce matin, j’ai parlé avec le président Trump du nouvel ALENA, de la pandémie de COVID-19 et de la situation actuelle à Hong Kong. On a aussi discuté du mouvement Black Lives Matter et de la nécessité de mettre fin au racisme systémique sous toutes ses formes. On a convenu de rester en contact dans les semaines et les mois à venir alors que ces situations continuent d’évoluer. A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Jul 13, 2020 at 12:10pm PDT\n\nHow does Justin Trudeau's stance mirror that of former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien?\nJustin Trudeau has made it clear he will not give his opinion on who he would like to see elected as the next president. \nThis is in contrast to other Canadian leaders who are not afraid to share their opinions on who they would like to see elected, or rather not elected.\nHowever, two decades ago, Canada saw another PM in a similar situation as Trudeau who behaved in a similar fashion and that was Jean Chrétien. \nEddie Goldenberg, the former senior advisor to Chrétien, said they were given instructions to stay quiet and on the sidelines until the final results flooded in, per a report from the Calgary Herald.\n"In 2000, we waited it out. I mean, there was counting going on in Florida until the very end," he said.\nOnce the wait was over, Chrétien reached out to Bush on December 14 of that year to congratulate him on the win in order to quickly form an alliance and move on to regular business.\nThe Canadian government also had a plan whichever way the coin fell and the same can be said fast forward 20 years later.\nJust like Chrétien, Trudeau believes Americans will decide what is best for their country and Canada will have no choice but to adapt to any and all eventualities.\n\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Elliott Stallion I Unsplash\n \n \n \nWill the election be a repeat from 20 years ago?\nTo Canadians, it already seems like we're in for a torturous long haul for election results.\nBut there is possibly some hope on the horizon.\nThat's because it's reportedly much harder to halt the counting of ballots that still need to be tallied as opposed to demanding a recount.\nAs we saw decades ago, Democrats wanted to facilitate a recount of the votes while Republicans deemed this as fraudulent and unfair. \nMany believe this is unlikely to happen in 2020 as no one has yet asked for a recount, but rather the spotlight is on making sure every vote has been accounted for first, and that can take many days.