As Democrat incumbent Barack Obama won the vote for the White House by a historic 303 - 206 majority (nobody has ever won by that specific margin before), millions of voters suddenly realised that had forgotten to vote.
Many found out (too late) that they had been queuing up for buses or trains rather than to vote. One 83 year old man discovered when he got to the front of the queu that he had just enlisted in the Army and is now on his way to Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands who thought they had voted online turned out to have signed up for Internet goods and services they didn't want or need. And those who believed they had voted by fax will now received spam faxes every day.
America's strange voting system means that only about 500 people actually decided who should be President. And most of them live in Ohio. There were a few undecided states, such as Florida, where there are 5 voters and their votes are likely to take a couple of days to be counted. However, most votes are already in.
The 500 or so people who actually voted now look forward to the next stage in the electoral system, which is going to court to have their votes discounted.