The U.S. election has had a powerful effect all over the world, and now Americans themselves have spoken and elected Barack Obama. Dear American Voter brought together messages from around the world about what issues were important in this election, and why. We asked the globe - how have U.S. policies already changed the place where you live? What about the lives of your friends and family? Whether or not you had a say in the ballot box, you had a voice at Dear American Voter.