Minnesota High Schoolers Picked Trump in State-Wide Mock Election

Shocker: Teens don't necessarily agree with their parents when it comes to politics

By Nancy Flory Published on November 2, 2016

Their state may be “leaning Clinton” in the 2016 presidential election polls, but Minnesota high schoolers Tuesday elected Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. Fox News Insider reported that in the first round of the Minnesota Students Vote 2016 mock election, Trump won  with 35 percent of the votes — Clinton took 33 percent.

More than 77,000 students from 213 voted in the mock election, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon stated.

Students also presented a strong showing for parties such as the Green Party, the Libertarian Party and the Legal Marijuana Now Party.

In a prepared statement on his official website, Simon praised the efforts of those who helped administer the mock election and said the experience was “invaluable” to young people.

The Students Vote 2016 initiative is about getting good habits started early and this year tens of thousands of young and soon-to-be voters had the opportunity to get invaluable, hands-on experience with the electoral process. I’m especially grateful to the hundreds of schools, administrators, teachers and students who helped administer the mock election, and the over 77,000 students who made their voices heard.

Simon said that as additional schools hold mock elections in upcoming days, the results will be updated.

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