have been asking kids to vote for president since 1940, and in
all but two elections, they’ve picked the guy that’s ended up being sworn into
office. We urged ya to vote last week
and now the polls have closed, the votes have been tallied and the results are
in. Who won? Why, that’s be President Barack Obama.
Almost a quarter of a million students under the age of 18
weighed in on this year’s poll, but they didn’t overwhelming choose one
candidate over the other. Though President Obama did pull out a win, the margin
was by no means huge; he received 51 percent of the vote while Mitt Romney
received 45 percent. Four percent of kids voted for another candidate.
Possibly more telling is the way kids in swing states like
Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Michigan voted for President Obama rather than
Mitt Romney. These states could mean the difference between winning or losing
in the real election, so both candidates will definitely be paying tons of
attention to how those voters mark their ballots.
What do you think of
the results, babes?
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/16/2012 3:26:00 PM
POSTED IN election 2012, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, rock the vote