I voted as well and split my ticket fairly evenly among both major parties. The district I voted in there were NO third party candidates of any kind but in New Jersey we did have a statewide ballot issue for a change. I think we were the last state to tell the state legislature they can't take money out of the state unemployment fund and spend it on other things. Not sure how that wasn't already not allowed but alas that measure passed so the greedy legislature can keep their grubby mitts off that money.
I hold out hope that there will be more cooperation and less partisanship but with the way the country has been trending I have my doubts. All the Governors races that went Republican in key states will make re-election for Obama tough in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania among others not to mention states redrawing lines based on population shifts from this year's census.
Most of all, I followed as many national races as I could and it was disappointing to say the least to hear very few candidates talk about what they would actually do to change things instead of broad party-based mottos like cut taxes, shrink government, protect social security, protect health care, etc. It's also amazing how bad Democrats are at winning the media message battle but it serves them right for hiding a tax cut in the stimulus bill. I am not a Republican by any stretch but I find myself trending that way on fiscal matters while being left of center on social issues.
Kudos to those voted and those who didn't. All American citizens have the right to exercise their rights by voting or not voting and I understand the arguments to be made for both sides of the coin.