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Social media was on fire election day. People started tweeting early. And it just kept going well into the night. The trends changed as the day progressed, but there was a common theme.
"Vote 2012", "Election Day" and the hash-tag "I voted" were trending all throughout the day. The most tweeted pictures were those with their "I voted" stickers. According to Twitter government, the election was the most tweeted event in U.S. history with as many as 20 million poll-related tweets.
Wisconsin made history by electing the state's first female senator and the country's first openly gay senator. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin narrowly defeated former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson. Baldwin told a crowd of supporters she didn't run to make history...she ran to make a difference.
Paul Ryan will return to Congress. The Wisconsin Republican was re-elected to his House seat on the same day he and Mitt Romney lost the White House. Ryan says he is "immensely proud of the campaign" they ran and grateful to Romney for choosing him as his running mate.