Trump wins among students statewide while Clinton is tops at two Lowndes County public schools
Published 5:34 pm Friday, October 28, 2016
Special to the Signal
While Alabama’s statewide mock election held at schools across the state resulted in a Donald Trump victory, according to the Alabama Secretary of State’s office, that was not the case at two public schools in Lowndes County.
The statewide student mock election was held Oct. 25th between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and closed with an impressive 174,125 total votes from 441 public, private, parochial/Christian, and home schools from across the state.
The youths elected Republican Donald Trump to the presidency with 75,878 votes, 66,871 students voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton while Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein finished with 17,191 and 14,185 votes, respectively.
“I’m glad that so many students were able to participate in the Mock Election,” Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill stated. “We have a responsibility to our youth to educate and prepare them for the opportunities and challenges they’ll face in adulthood, and I’m certain that this experience made a positive impact on their lives as they learned the importance of voicing their opinion in America’s democratic republic.”
At Fort Deposit Elementary, Clinton got 118 votes or 89.39 percent of the vote to 8 votes or 6.06 percent for Trump, to 2 votes or 1.52 percent for Stein and 4 or 3.03 percent for Johnson. A total of 132 total votes were cast at the school.
At Lowndes Middle School, Clinton got 121 votes or 91.67 percent to 6 votes for Trump or 4.55 percent, 1 vote for Stein or .76 percent and 4 votes for Johnson or 3.03 percent. Once again, 132 total votes were cast at the school.