You tweeted on Election Day. And we read them.
Maybe not all of them, but it sure felt like it.
We saw “I voted" stickers on your kids, your dogs, your sunglasses and your noses. We heard about who you voted for, didn’t vote for, and even what you ate after voting.
So what did we learn?
For starters, many of you wish you could vote for Regina George and Pedro. Hundreds of tweeters quipped lines from the popular 2004 movies "Mean Girls" and "Napoleon Dynamite." And we have to admit, in the midst of the attack ads and endless stump speeches, it would be nice for a candidate to just dance their way to a win.
Forget Romney and Obama... Vote for Pedro. He offers protection.
— Tresten (@TrestenSpruell) November 7, 2012
If Romney or Obama gets elected I hope Kanye interrupts his acceptance speech and talks about how Pedro shoulda won. #Vote4Pedro
— Grant Bryant (@GrantBryantt) November 6, 2012
I'm voting for Regina George. I heard she got pushed in front of a bus.
— Classy Couture(@classycouturexo) November 7, 2012
However, many of you got tired of it quickly.
We get it. You're voting for Regina because she got hit by a bus.
— Kentucky Ken Doll (@kentuckykendoll) November 7, 2012
This is why the age limit is 18 for vote. Everyone 17 and younger is saying "vote for Pedro" and "vote for Regina George" #smh
— Trilla V. (@BobbieRowland) November 7, 2012
Regina and Pedro might not have really been on the ballot, but Roseanne Barr was. (Well, in some states.) She was a surprise name on the ballot for many and a hot topic on Twitter. But, who doesn't like to daydream about a popular 90's TV character running for president? Steve Urkel 2016, anyone?
"Just remember, no matter who wins the election...Roseanne Barr won't, and that makes us all winners" -my Calc teacher
— Amira (@mirk4t) November 6, 2012
I almost voted for Roseanne Barr, hoping that John Goodman would become the First Lady. But then I realized I was living in a fantasy world.
— Seth Hendrix (@sethhendrix) November 6, 2012
Not gonna lie it was really tempting to vote for Roseanne Barr for president
— Rich Wilkerson Jr. (@richwilkersonjr) November 6, 2012
We also learned that politics create “awkward” situations for today’s tweeters. Whether it was an Obama supporter discovering they were surrounded by Romney supporters or a Victory banner in a Romney headquarters, it seemed to make you squeal.
Ohio For Romney is ready for victory! (Or an awkward banner if he loses.) instagr.am/p/RtTzbfhm-a/
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) November 7, 2012
That awkward moment when your in the very small group of people in Texas whose families are voting #Obama.
— Jessica Emerson. (@itsJess_Emerson) November 7, 2012
Awkward moment when my family voted for Mitt Romney and my timeline is full of Obama stuff.
— Catherine ♡ (@OhSweetGrande) November 7, 2012
Twitter was a safe place for many of you on Tuesday. While you might have said one thing at the polls, you revealed to Twitter your deepest, darkest voting secrets later.
I voted for Romney but I don't know if I can honestly see Obama losing. #confession
— Luke Burrowes (@lukeburrowes12) November 7, 2012
One time I made a recipe from Ann Romney's Recipe Pinterest Board. #electiondaysecrets
— Valerie De La Rosa (@vdlr) November 7, 2012
— Chris Lucia (@bac573) November 7, 2012
You are tired of the power that Ohio and Florida hold. Once again the election came down to these two states. Even HLN’s own meteorologist, Bob Van Dillon, expressed frustration.
Everybody I have ever met from FL and OH has been lovely. I am tired of those 2 states determining our next prez every 4 yrs though...
— Bob Van Dillen (@BobVanDillen) November 6, 2012
Next election, let's save ourselves all this trouble and just ask one random guy in Ohio to pick our new president.
— Indecision (@indecision) November 7, 2012
When 7:30 hit...we gone know who wins because of ohio
— .....Von P.® (@Tha_Only_VRP) November 7, 2012
Voting was a family affair. Many tweeters, brought their kids into the voting booth to include them in the democratic process. And if they were too little to make it into the booth, they at least got to sport the sticker afterwards.
— Kale (@KaleJPhoto) November 6, 2012
— Katherine Gunby (@kgunby) November 6, 2012
— Julie Cockrum (@jcockrum10) November 6, 2012
You also like to stick your “I voted” sticks on your furry best friends. And we do have to admit, they look pretty darn cute.
— Sadie Dauler (@SoCuteSadie) November 6, 2012
— Bunny (@hellobunnyart) November 7, 2012
— Tyler Moody (@tylersmoody) November 7, 2012
God played a role in your vote. A lot of tweeters, on both sides, prayed for victory for their candidate.
— Jesus is Love (@Palinthe45th) November 6, 2012
I voted for Obama but if Romney win the election, i would still be happy, because God says He will elect the best... fb.me/1l2wDniHX
— Garnel Ambroise (@GarnelAmbroise) November 6, 2012
We have prayed,we have voted,it's in the hands of God.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) November 6, 2012
So what did you learn from friends on social after joining the conversation online? Or did you just step away from the computer while the results came in? Let us know your observations. Tweets us @HLNtv or join us at Facebook.com/HLN.