Updated 05 November 2004, 13.47
George W Bush has been re-elected as US President after millions of Americans turned out to vote.
But have you been interested in the battle for the US presidency?
Do you think that the final result is important or is something that affects you?
Or can you not see what the fuss has been all about?
E-mail and let us know what you think.
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I think it's important because of what is happening in Iraq, and because America and Britain are close allies. I think that Kerry should have been elected because he would make a better president and would make things right that Bush made wrong.
Ronan, 8, Perth
I'm interested, but I know the American media won't be interested in our election. I was actually torn between the two - but in the end, Bush was the stronger candidate.
Sophie, 14, Hastings
As a Christian, I am happy that the candidate with faith won. Although I don't agree with every little part of the war, I think Bush was right to fight back. If he hadn't, there very well may have been more terrorist attacks on the U.S. and maybe other countries.
Katie, 14, Ohio
I think that Bush is the best man for the job as he has had four years of good experience.
Mark, 10, Hextable
Well, I think it's a very important thing. What happened on 9/11 and in Iraq was most terrible.
Kelly, 11, Basildon
I'm sort of interested, but I don't really think it has got anything to do with us. I bet Americans don't have to hear about Labour and the Conservatives all the time.
Terri, 12, Winsford
I'm happy Bush won, because he can make up his mind about things, unlike Kerry who kept flip flopping.
Katie, 14, Indiana
I am highly interested in this matter. I'm glad of the outcome, as it united the US and the UK stronger. I am now in Florida, and it has marked a very historical and memorable day in my life. Congratulations, President Bush, if I was a citizen I would have definitely voted for you!
Natasha, 13, Essex
I'm a little disappointed that Kerry didn't win. He could have brought new ideas into the way the American government is run.
Frank, 14, Ipswich
Yes, I have very strong views and I say well done Mr Bush and I thought all along he would win because I support him all the way.
Ali, 12, Inverness
I think that neither Bush or Kerry should have won. They both have bad ideas on how to run the country.
Christopher, 15, Houston Scotland
I honestly don't care at all. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with us. I mean Bush or Kerry aren't going to decide whether fox hunting gets banned for us so why should the English be interested?
Becky, 10, Oswestry
Yes, I am interested. I know it's not our country but we have a right to know since we're together with them in the war.
Katie, 10, Stamford
I was so interested in the election that I was up until seven o'clock in the morning watching the coverage.
Jessie, 15, Alaska
Anyone who 'can't see the point' in this, really needs to wake up. The President of America is one of the most powerful people in the world, if not THE most powerful. This is a huge vote, Americans could be choosing between something as big as a war. I'm personally very worried about what's going to happen now that Bush is re-elected.
Hannah, 14, Leicestershire
I'm not that bothered, but we can hardly forget about it. It's all over the news! If we lived in America I would be interested but I'm Scottish so I'm not bothered.
Katy, 11, Scotland
They're both as bad as each other, but if I had to vote, I'd vote Bush.
Sam, 11, Hadleigh
I think it effects everyone in the world because America are one of the most powerful countries in the world. I also think it effects us because when the Americans need help they call their friends, i.e. the UK.
Rachel-Louise, 14, London
As long as Bush is elected our troops are over in Iraq. Bush is a bad leader and Kerry should've won. He'd be a way better leader. Bush isn't even interested in helping stop world pollution. I think it does effect us because it effects our army.
Eliza, 11, Pickering
I think that if the elections were rigged, then I'm sure there's going to be a budding Michael Moore ready to jump in and expose it. However, if they were 100% legitimate, then long live democracy.
George, 15, Reading
Of course it's important. America is the most powerful nation on Earth, and a different President will affect the entire world.
Matt, 13, Harpenden
The US President influences not only normal American citizens but world politics. Our future is relying on the decisions made by today's leaders, and we should make the most of our human right to 'choice' and exercise this right in our opinions and interest in such an influential and potentially world-changing event.
Francesca, 15, Essex
A bit - but I don't know enough about either candidate to know which one would be better. I do slightly resent George Bush though, because of 9/11 and the war and everything, but I guess it would have happened whether he was in charge or not. So I don't know.
Louise, 14, Surrey
I think that George Bush was a good leader as people re-elected him. He took us to war because he believed Iraq was a threat. He felt passionate about his country, give him some credit.
Hayli, 15, Kelso
I think that the whole world should be interested in American politics. I'm not saying that because I live in Texas but as a citizen of the world I think we should all care what's going on in other countries. It only takes one election, one vote, to change the course of history.
Kait, 13, Texas
It's important for not only me as a young person, but for everyone else in the world. It's really good to know about foreign politics, and how they affect world crises, such as the war in Iraq, which affects not only my country, but the whole world. I personally didn't like any of the candidates running, but I know God will guide our President to make the correct decisions, and to make the right choices.
Tina, 15, USA
Absolutely! My school is at least 45% American
Sophie, 12, Hong Kong
I'm half European, half Asian, go to an American school. What can I say? The entire school is for Bush, and I am against him... if anyone is interested, check out Michael Moore, he makes sense. Everytime my friends say 'go Bush!' I cringe. They're my friends, but they don't see the truth - Bush isn't the greatest leader of all time (as a matter of fact, he's quite bad).
Arna, 15, Holland
I think we should take an interest. After all, what America decides to do can affect the whole world. I think they've got the best leader possible for the next four years.
Becky, 15, Forest of Dean
I care about them, because they affect us in a small way, but I wish Kerry had won because I oppose the Iraq war.
Amy, 11, London
Bush knew precisely what he had to do on 9/11 - fight back. Changing presidents during a war is very bad idea. Osama bin Laden actually encouraged Americans to not re-elect Bush! It's flabbergasting and saddening to see just how little my people seemed to understand about the issues and the war and took Osama's advice! He would've had free reign to do as he pleased had Kerry won! I sighed a great sigh of relief when Bush won. My country will not be ruined.
Rachel, 14, USA
It's very important to me because I live in America. I didn't want Bush to win because he keeps spending huge amounts of money, and wants to destroy the environment by drilling for oil, when he should be encouraging wind and solar power to stop America being so wasteful. If I could have someone win, I would have Nader, who not many people know about. He was a third candidate who is eco-friendly.
Jessie, 14, Illinois
I think that it's AWFUL that Kerry lost!!! I think it was so important that he won. Bush has led America not away from terrorism, but into it! A war on terror? Well Mr Bush, you've made a bit of a mess of it so far!
Cara, 12, Bangor
Hopefully, it will encourage people in this country to take more interest in politics here. Britain and USA are close allies so I think it is important for Brits to take interest.
Clare, 14, Essex
Most people in the UK want Kerry to win just because they dislike Bush, but do they really know what's going on and do they know what kind of man Kerry is? I've thought of it, and I want Bush to win because he's a stronger and better leader.
Adam, 15, Bristol
I think it's really important, even if I'm English. America's decisions make such a great impact upon the rest of the world. And it makes even more difference to my brother because he's an American citizen.
Victoria, 15, UK
How can we not see it? It is everywhere and is really annoying. I hope Bush doesn't win the election because he caused the war in Iraq and we didn't need to go to war.
Beth, 13, Wales
I don't care what happens. It's complicated and just unimportant to me. I do other things in my life...
Hanna, 13, Newcastle
I utterly hate Bush! He's a bad leader and makes all the totally wrong decisions. I'm very disappointed that it's very likely that he's won. He's a bad leader and John Kerry shows a lot more hope for a better world if he leads America. Of course it's not my business but the decisions Tony Blair and George Bush make can in future damage our lives!
Helen, 12, Isle of Wight
Hopefully it will encourage people in this country to take more interest in politics here. Britain and USA are close allies so I think it is important for Brits to take interest.
Clare, 14, Essex
I think that the US elections are blown out of proportion. Even though it is the most important job in the world, it is silly.
Laura, 11, Bristol
I am soooo interested in who wins.... mean the US president's decisions effect the whole world cause they have soo much power....too much power!
Nicky, 15, Surrey
Although I know it is important, I'm not interested.
Peter, 10, Newport
Of course I am interested because whoever is made president will effect this country one way or another. Tony Blair has a special relationship with Bush but it would affect him if John Kerry was president.
Aisha, 13, Telford
I'm interested, I'm fascinated by American politics!!
Claire, 15, Loughborough
I don't get what all the fuss is about, and the way the Americans cheer over the smallest sign of a 'better' America really makes me sick.
Jamie, 15, Rotherham
I think it's important that Americans do take a big interest. I was encouraged to become politically interested from a very young age and in our school we had our own mini-elections and got to do speeches on who we wanted to win and why.
Darleane, 14, Florida
Gina, 11, Bristol
I couldn't really care less. I'm not that bothered...
Louise, 14, Surrey
I am really interested! I'm supporting John Kerry and think he's the right man for the job. We had a debate about it in our class and no one likes Bush, but they don't know why except me! I talked about oil, jobs, Iraq. I just wish people will just stop idolising Bush.
Norwin, 10, Nottingham
I don't think it's very important to us - we're not American, but who ever becomes president decides what happens to Iraq and stuff, I would like Bush to win because we already know what he's like.
Kirstie, 10, Hastings
I'm not really bothered because it's not the country I live in so I'm not that interested.
Katie, 13, London
I don't understand how the American voting system works. I think it would be a lot fairer if they just counted up all the votes and the one with the most votes wins. Much simpler!
I am so interest I can't stop talking about it! It's very important!
Charlotte, 10, Leicester
I think the elections are incredibly important to us. We are allies to America so it will always be important to us in Britain..
Ayesha, 14, Birmingham
Coming from the US I think it's very important to know what's going on and being a part of the decision. President Bush changed our schools, invaded Iraq for apparently no reason, shipped our jobs oversees, so many people I know are unemployed...etc. That's why it's so important to let your opinion be heard!!!
Addie, 15, USA
I don't really think it's important because I think too much attention has been given to it and I don't think the USA would really care when it came to our elections.
Rachel, 15, London
I think that whoever is president nothing will change and the war on Iraq will continue.
Danielle, 15, Newport
I think George W. Bush is not a good leader and I think this will cause many problems for the rest of the world.
Billy, 12, Newport
I know it's not my country but I still think it's important, especially after what's happened in Iraq.
Adam, 13, Cumbria