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WATCH: 16 People Who Have Influenced the Election: From James Comey to Ken Bone

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Election Day is upon us, so we’re looking back at the people who’ve shaped what’s certain to go down in history as one of America’s craziest presidential races.

From political leaders to TV pundits, many have inserted themselves into Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump‘s campaigns for the White House — whether intentionally or not.

Undecided voter Ken Bone, for example, became an Internet sensation after asking a question to the candidates in the second debate last month.

In his cherry red sweater and white tie, Bone quickly became a sensation (he even got parodied on Saturday Night Live) — but still hasn’t said who he will be voting for.

After the debate, Bone appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and revealed, “I’m more undecided than I was before. I had to put my head down while mom and dad were arguing over Thanksgiving dinner last year. This is an unusual political cycle, it’s been so negative. I try to really base my decision on positive things, and neither have given me many.”

Other key (late night) players? Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon, who have embodied Trump and Clinton, respectively, for SNL during the show’s 42nd season.

On the most recent episode of the sketch series, both actors broke character to admit that “This whole election has been so mean.”

While Baldwin said that playing Trump made him feel “gross,” both stars urged their viewers to “vote for the America they want.”

Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, also made the list. Conway, an expert pollster and lawyer, was hired late into the campaign — joining in August. Since then, she’s made a major impact.

Watch the above video to learn more about the 12 other notable figures — including Howard Stern, Anthony Weiner and even Vladimir Putin — who’ve influenced the 2016 election.