Minnesota High School Students Choose Trump In Statewide Mock Election
Minnesota high school students have chosen Donald Trump as President in a statewide mock election. More than 77,000 students from 213 high schools have taken part in the election so far, and the first round of results came in Tuesday morning. The Republican ticket with Donald Trump and Mike Pence narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine 35 to 33 percent. The Trump/Pence ticket received 26,930 votes and the Clinton/Kaine ticket received 25,333 votes. More high schools have scheduled their mock elections between now and Election Day, and the results will be updated at that time. Secretary of State Steve Simon said the exercise is about getting good voting habits started early. "We want students to think of themselves as voters even before they can vote because then they will vote, and if they vote, they will likely make it a lifelong habit," he said.