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Enumclaw Students Favor Obama, McKenna in Statewide Mock Election

The Washington State student mock election is held every year the week before national Election Day.

Participation in this year's mock election was varied, but 326 students in Enumclaw took part in the Secretary of State's Mock Election this year with students overall favoring Barack Obama and Rob McKenna for the offices of the president and the state governor.

Breaking it down a little, three schools in the Enumclaw School District had a sizeable showing of students who voted for their preferred presidential and state governor candidates, and the Republican Party should be pleased.

Mitt Romney and McKenna were the favored candidates for their respective races in both Black Diamond Elementary and Thunder Mountain Middle School.

However, Enumclaw Middle School students appear to favor the Democratic Party, selecting both Obama and Jay Inslee. Here's how the results broke down:

Black Diamond Elementary:

  • Presidential Race:
    • Barack Obama/Joe Biden: 44 Votes (38.94 percent)
    • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan: 69 Votes (61.06 percent)
  • Governor Race:
    • Jay Inslee: 34 Votes (35.05 percent)
    • Rob McKenna: 63 Votes (64.95 percent)

Thunder Mountain Middle School:

  • Presidential Race:
    • Barack Obama/Joe Biden: 63 Votes (48.09 percent)
    • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan: 68 Votes (51.91 percent)
  • Governor Race:
    • Jay Inslee: 59 Votes (45.04 percent)
    • Rob McKenna: 72 Votes (54.96 percent)

Enumclaw Middle School:

  • Presidential Race:
    • Barack Obama/Joe Biden: 97 Votes (60.25 percent)
    • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan: 64 Votes (39.75 percent)
  • Governor Race:
    • Jay Inslee: 86 Votes (53.09 percent)
    • Rob McKenna: 76 Votes (46.91 percent)

According to the Secretary of State website, different versions of the ballot were available to students at various grade levels to ensure the questions were age-appropriate.

Free curriculum and other classroom resources supporting the Mock Election are available to educators. Teachers were encouraged to use the Mock Election as part of a larger discussion about voting and civic engagement.

Students at Westwood Elementary, Sunrise Elementary and Enumclaw High School also participated but not in substantive numbers.

You can view all the results online at http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/mock/results.aspx.

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