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Why Some Voters Switched

12/04/2012 12:26 pm ET | Updated Feb 03, 2013

In the days before the election, we asked voters to tell us whether they switched parties - and why or why not. Many respondents expressed frustration - variously with President Obama, Mitt Romney and the two-party system, among other things.

The 321 replies, while not statistically significant, provide insight into what some voters - particularly young ones - were thinking on their way to the polls in 2012.

We've gathered the data from our crowdsourcing project, a joint undertaking of The Huffington Post and the NYCity News Service at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. Check out a sampling of some responses below:

Here are some charts we generated based on responses: