My civic duty is done, I've voted. I split my vote all over the place. If you, your calls or your ad campaign has annoyed me be assured that I voted for your opponent. If both you and your opponent annoyed me I voted Libertarian. If you wanted to raise taxes I voted against it, if you wanted to exempt someone or something from taxes I voted against it, I figure we're all in this together.
Do I consider what the candidates stand for? Of course I do, but then I remember that as a politician they lie, they only tell us what they think we want to hear. So splitting my vote is my answer. Plus I don't particularly want the Republicans taking control of Congress. Not because I'm a Democrat, been there done that, but because I don't want any party to dominate it. We're probably better off when nothing gets done.
And remember, next time don't annoy me and you might just get my vote.