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SCSD Students Vote to Elect Hillary Clinton in Mock Election

By Staff


electionIn a mock election, Syracuse City School District high school students recently voted to elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, with 70 percent of the vote.

Out of 3,300 ballots, SCSD students favored Clinton over Gary Johnson, who received 10.2 percent of the vote, Donald Trump, who received 9.7 percent of vote, and Jill Stein, who received 9.2 percent of the vote.

According to officials, the idea behind the activity was to help students gain an interest in civics, and to promote active citizenship.

PSLA at Fowler instructor Mr. Lanchantin said freshmen in his global studies class at the school watched political ads leading up to the election, in an effort to analyze why a voter would support a particular candidate.

He said students also took a quiz to help them see where their interests aligned with different political candidates.

“My students have been learning about the importance of becoming an active global citizen, and understanding what’s at stake in the 2016 election is an important part of that,” Lanchantin stated. “I believe it is beneficial for students to take part in the mock election process because having some familiarity with filling out a ballot could ease any anxiety about not knowing how to vote when they are of voting age.”

“The mock election is cool because now when we grow up and can vote, we’ll know how to do it correctly,” SCSD student Melvianishua Rodriguez added.

SCSD students voted for the president, as well as congressional and Senate representatives in the election.

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