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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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  • Sonc

    And we wonder why prejudice still lives in 2012, it’s instilled by children’s parents; so it continues on. What is so sad is you’ve decided that our teachers directed your childs’ vote, it appears you’re directing their leaning towards prejudice in the home instead of letting them decide how they feel towards another race. How sad of you when you react “it’s the race card again”. Have you ever looked at the history of Wilmington? So many people have hatred rooted in their entire being that I’m surprised you haven’t exploded yet, please please do not call yourselves Christians, do not go into your church and praise the Lord because you’re not Christians or believe that all people are equal. You as concerned parents need to take classes in history, REAL HISTORY.

  • guesty

    They already see the way of living off the taxpayers. Their parents do it so they should as well. Once those of us paying for all these sponges get fed up, that is when the fun will begin.

  • ChefnSurf

    Teaching about the democratic process, bill of rights, etc is great. Schools have an obligation to teach these things.

    The results of this “election” indicate a political preference far different than actual polling statistics (Dalton ahead, and by that much?). Teachers’ unions are overwhelmingly biased in favor of the Democratic Party. It’s not a giant leap to the concept of teachers transmitting their political preferences to their students. That’s morally wrong.

    Mock elections are a fine teaching tool if they use imaginary candidates. Candidates not attached to complex, adult political issues. To do otherwise is to infuse students with a teacher’s own political perspectives even if inadvertently. Teachers have an obligation to insure that young students continue to have an open mind, not the other way around.

    Civility starts with morality. Reopen that door and we’ll have something to talk about.

  • Guest2020

    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.

  • ChefnSurf

    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.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    ….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.

  • 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, yes. Take a hands on approach, yes. Vote for Big Bird vs Elmo, yes. Vote for President and have their minds corrupted without discussion by their parents, absolutely NOT!

  • guestertronia

    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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