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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Last week we told you about local students casting their own votes in the national Kids Voting program. More than 6,000 students voted in New Hanover County, and today the results are in:

Presidential Race:
(D) Barack Obama: 58%
(R) Mitt Romney: 38%
(L) Gary Johnson: 3%

NC Gubernatorial Race:
(D) Walter Dalton: 46%
(R) Pat McCrory: 40%
(L) Barbara Howe: 12%

These results are preliminary. Official results will be released after Election Day.

Back in 2008, North Carolina kids correctly predicted the outcome of both the presidential and gubernatorial races.

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2016 years 2 months ago

Relying on kids to predict an election is rather far-fetched. My fifth grader “worked the polls” at her school for an hour last week. She said that the first graders were handing in their votes without circling any names and were told to circle a name. That really is not an indication of how an election should be held.

2016 years 2 months ago

Both Obama and Dalton leading by margins well beyond the scope of reality?

Someone is obviously impregnating impressionable kids with values other than their own. Someone that they’ve been taught to trust.

Schools should educate, not brainwash. This is morally wrong.

2016 years 2 months ago

….when they are productive, working members of society seeing a third of their income taken by the government and given to fund parasitic societal leeches that contribute absolutely to society.

2016 years 2 months ago

My co-worker’s child voted last week. When she asked who the child voted for, she was told “Obama”! (Very excited and proud….) “Oh really? Obama? Why did you choose Obama?” Her daughter said, “because Romney wants to tax the poor and not the rich, and HE WANTS TO GET RID OF ELMO!!!!”

Now, where do YOU think they get this? Not from the parents in this case…so where? Their little minds cannot handle this type of pressure yet, and they don’t have the education to make this decision. Learn the democratic process,… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

your comments begs intelligence, schools teach the democratic process and the bill of rights. why are so many against “our” great instructional system. you were once an open mind, please reopen the door to civility.

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