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8 things we learned from you on Election Night

  • Social media gives insight into what you were really thinking
  • Did you watch the results unfold on social?
  • Or did you keep your laptop closed for the night?
8 things we learned from you on Election Night

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.

However, many of you got tired of it quickly.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

God played a role in your vote. A lot of tweeters, on both sides, prayed for victory for their candidate.


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

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