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Happy Election Day. Here’s a handy summary of our in-depth money and politics coverage from the past several months:

Most. Expensive. Elections. Ever.

(See our Money and Politics Project stories here and Bill Lueders’ columns here. We’ve also put together a Storify of reporters’ election day Twitter coverage here. )

So did all the money spent on TV ads, mailers, robocalls, live calls and so forth make an impression? Change anyone’s mind? Make people more likely to vote — or less?

Here’s what voters at polls around Madison told Center staffers today about the role of money in politics. We can summarize that, too: They don’t like it.

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