By Dustin Cable & Arjun Wilkins, Facebook Data Analysts

Since July 10, 43 million people generated 272 million posts, likes and comments related to the midterm elections and the candidates who ran for office. On Election Day, 27 million people in the US generated 85 million interactions, including people who used the “I’m a Voter” megaphone to share they voted with friends.

We took a deeper look at the public conversation to identify the issues and candidates that had people talking.

These were most talked-about topics on Facebook across the country on Election Day:

  1. Marijuana
  2. Taxes
  3. Obamacare
  4. Education
  5. Voter fraud

Candidates were also busy on Facebook, and made posts to thank their supporters and encourage people to get to the polls.

Here are a few highlights:

Paul Ryan:

Elizabeth Warren:


Scott Walker:


Elise Stefanik:

Rick Scott:

Tim Scott:

Nikki Haley:

Gina Raimondo:

Tom Wolf:

Wendy Davis:

Kyrsten Sinema:


Greg Abbott: