As the returns poured in Tuesday night, it quickly became clear that Republicans had secured a big win, taking back control of the House of Representatives.
House Minority Leader John Boehner will soon replace Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House, meaning that divided government has returned to Washington after two years of complete Democratic control.
"For far too long, Washington has been doing what's best for Washington, not what's best for America," Boehner, R-Ohio, said in an emotional victory speech. "Tonight, that begins to change."
Motivated by their frustrations with U.S. economic woes, the independent voters who supported President Obama in 2008 swung decidedly red Tuesday night, favoring Republican House candidates over Democrats by 16 points.
Several governors' mansions across the country also went Republican, with wins for conservatives in key swing states such as Pennsylvania and Ohio.
On "Good Morning America" today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who had to fight to retain his own seat, gave his thoughts on the results.
"We all know that our majority is smaller than what it was, but I hope that the leader of the Republicans ... will understand that we have to work together," Reid said. "Just saying 'no' doesn't do the trick."
Our question to you today: What's your reaction to the Republicans' big win in 2010?