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Nationwide Student Mock Election

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  1. mark

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    I am posting the whole thing because you need a password to get into the site that has it.
    http://www.youthleadership.net/mockelection/2004/

    Students Select George Bush as President of the United States in Nation's Largest On-line K-12 Student Mock Election | October 28, 2004

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Nearly one million students nationwide cast ballots in the YLI Mock Election, "electing" George Bush as the next President of the United States. Students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and American schools abroad voted over the last two weeks in the nation's largest on-line K-12 student mock election, using electronic cyber ballots specifically tailored to each student's home-voting location. Combining the vote totals of all races nationwide, students cast more than two million votes.


    "Given the unprecedented level of interest and participation in this year's YLI Mock Election, the future of democracy in America looks very bright and promising," said Lea Brown, YLI Director of Instruction. "From Hawaii to Alaska, from Maine to California, and everywhere in between students went to the polls in the hundreds of thousands to make their voices heard in this Presidential election, and America is proud of each and every one of them and their dedicated teachers for taking part in this educational exercise."


    Students all across the United States voted for President and Vice President as well as their local Member of Congress. In states where there were gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns, students also were offered the opportunity to cast ballots in those statewide contests.


    A summary of statewide and national vote totals can be viewed here.


    The YLI Mock Election is an academic exercise. It is not a true random sample of the general public nor of public opinion among America's K-12 student population, and is therefore not designed to be predictive of the general election.


    National Results

    Race Candidates % Votes

    President
    George W. Bush (R, CON) 50.90%

    John F. Kerry (D, WF) 45.59%

    Ralph Nader (I, BL, NBP, U, RF, POP, PJ) 1.92%

    Michael Badnarik (L, I) 1.00%

    David Cobb (G) 0.25%

    Michael A. Peroutka (NE, IAP, I, CC) 0.19%

    Walter F. "Walt" Brown (UN, N, SOC, I) 0.04%

    Leonard Peltier (PF) 0.04%

    Roger Calero (NBP, SW) 0.03%

    Bill Van Auken (SE, NBP) 0.02%

    James Harris (SW, I) 0.02%

    Gene Amondson (PRO, COP) less than 0.01%

    Stanford E. "Andy" Andress (U) less than 0.01%

    Earl F. Dodge (PRO) less than 0.01%

    Thomas J. Harens (CF) less than 0.01%

    Charles Jay (PC) less than 0.01%

    Gary Nolan (L) less than 0.01%

    John Thompson Parker (WW, LU) less than 0.01%
     
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    Weekly Reader also had Bush winning. They have only been wrong once since 1956.
     
  3. mark

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    I saw that about Weekly Reader too.
    I am looking forward to tomorrow.
     
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