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2016 ELECTION DAY

A Year of Election Confessions: People’s Anonymous Political Secrets of 2016

Tell us what you really think.

What are your thoughts on the presidential candidates? How do you feel about the 2016 election and the state of our country?

Those are questions that pollsters, reporters, analysts and even your nosy neighbors have been asking in some form or another since the 2016 presidential campaigns kicked off what seems like a million years ago. But what made NBC's Election Confessions different was that people could answer anonymously.

Election Confessions leveraged multiple technologies — old and new — to bring forward the furtive political thoughts of Americans. We received over 250,000 submissions over the last year: There were the secret Donald Trump supporters, secret Hillary Clinton supporters, people who claim to vote but have never done so, and boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives contemplating break-ups over their significant others’ politics — to name a few.

What started as an experiment ultimately shed light on a previously hidden aspect of the American body politic to tell a — sure — non-scientific, but human, complex and nuanced story about one of the most contentious elections in recent memory.

Here are some of the most pointed confessions (and favorite confessional moments) of the 2016 election — your secret's safe with us.

Election Confessions: 'I have only voted for myself' 0:45

For more confessions go to ElectionConfessions.com before it turns dark on November 9.