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Stanley Clark students elect their president


     They aren't old enough to vote, officially, but some students really got into the election Tuesday.  Students at Stanley Clark in South Bend had a mock election of their own.        The kids had to bring their school issued picture I'd's to vote and a voting booth was set up so students could vote one at a time.   They also had surprise visitors from our country's history like Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Kennedy and Lincoln.
     Teachers say they wanted the students to know what it would be like to vote and how important it is.   Social studies teacher George Phillips says, "They went through and did research on who the presidential candidates are gonna be what their policies are, they made all the ballots, things of that nature so we really dive in and do what it is to be a democratic nation."
     Grace Buetter, a sixth grade student says, "Everybody's different, so whoever makes the decisions and stuff.  That's what the decisions will be for the United States and stuff so that's important."
     Ben Cooper, a sixth grade student says, "I just think it's important because I mean right now, there's so much going on, you want to have a good president, leader of our country, to take us good places."
     School officials tell us the students elected Mitt Romney with just 51 percent.    
 Incidentally, during the last presidential election, the students at Stanley Clark also voted for President Barack Obama.


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