Youth in U.S. and county tuned in to presidential election
If U.S. schoolchildren get their way, Barack Obama is looking at a second term as president.
Children who voted in Scholastic Classroom Magazines’ national mock election picked the Democratic incumbent by 51 percent to his Republican rival Mitt Romney’s 45 percent. The missing 4 percent went to third-party candidates and votes for mom and dad, the magazine’s Editor-At-Large Suzanne McCabe said.
Although many of those who cast their votes won’t be old enough to vote for a number of years, experts say this election cycle offers students a ready-made civics lesson teaching children to stay involved, hold elected officials accountable and be an informed future voter.
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