Yesterday was the long-awaited general election of 2012, and today we're looking at a whole new political landscape. By now, you've probably heard that Barack Obama was re-elected president, but that's not the only news from yesterday.
2012 was a year of record voter turnout across the board, but particularly in a few areas. Women and young people were strongly represented at the polls (check out the voter breakdown from CNN). That's right, collegiettes, that means you and your peers were some of the primary decision makers of this 2012 election. Actually, it was a pretty cool year for women all around. A record 20 women were elected to congress last night, and Massachusetts elected a female senator for the first time in the state's history.
Yesterday's voters also passed a few ground-breaking ballot measures. Marijuana was legalized in two states. Mind you, that's not medical marijuana that we're talking about - the laws would regulate it like alcohol, for anyone over 21 years old. Four states voted on gay marriage as well, with all of them supporting gay marriage, whether by legalizing it or turning down proposed bans.
What other news stuck out to you from yesterday's results? Let us know about ballot measures and candidates that you care about!