67
      Monday
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      Tuesday
      91 / 70
      Wednesday
      90 / 71

      Mock election at Baldwin School

      Barack Obama can claim victory in one local election: The mock election at Baldwin Intermediate School.

      The Democratic incumbent garnered 768 votes and GOP challenger Mitt Romney took 606 votes in the election held every four years.

      Every student in the school voted throughout the day.

      Teachers also spent part of the day talking about the voting process and why it's important to exercise your right to vote.

      Teachers and students alike say they know the importance of getting out to vote.

      "Just realizing that their voice does count. I've been having my students at home talking about it, thinking about it, and becoming aware of who the candidates are and the government system," Tara Dicks, a Student Council sponsor said.

      "For us kids, I think it gives us a sense of responsibility to be able to vote at a young age. It kinda feels cool," Sam Scheuerman, a fifth grader at Baldwin school said.

      "We're voting because we want to see who's going to run our country. That's important because they get to make big decisions," fifth grader Takayle Powell said.

      In the past 25 years since the school started the mock election, students at Baldwin have successfully picked the winner of the presidential election.