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Vote!

The U.S. election is upon us!  If you are over 18 years old, make sure to get out and vote.  In some places around the world, people don’t have this opportunity. In Saudi Arabia, women won’t be allowed to vote until 2015. If you live in the United States, it is your civic duty to make your voice heard.

Even though kids don’t get to vote in the official election, students at Innovation Academy got to cast their ballots today. In the middle school, here are the results of the popular vote:

Innovation Academy Middle School Results for U.S. President:

  • Barack Obama (Democratic) – 58%
  • Mitt Romney (Republican) – 38%
  • Jill Stein (Green-Rainbow) – 3%
  • Gary Johnson (Libertarian) – 1%

Innovation Academy Middle School Results for Massachusetts Senator:

  • Scott Brown (Republican) – 59%
  • Elizabeth Warren (Democratic) 41%

Of course, these results are likely to reflect the opinions of people who live in our state, Massachusetts. What about people around the country? Students in my Social Studies classes also voted on Edmodo, which is a social learning network for students and teachers.  In classrooms in all different states, 60% of students voted for Barack Obama compared to 40% voting for Mitt Romney. Edmodo Votes also gives additional information, such as how students voted in key “battleground states.” Check it out:


Will these results reflect the decisions made by the adults? Students — make sure to get your parents and other family members to go to the polls. Most polling locations will let adults bring their children in with them.  You can help make history too!

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8 thoughts on “Vote!

  1. its so hard to choose

  2. The IACS High School also completed a mock election. Here are their results:

    Electors of President and Vice President:
    Barack Obama and Joe Biden – 60%
    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan – 25%
    Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala – 11%
    Gary Johnson and Jim Gray – 4 %

    MA Senator in Congress results:
    Scott Brown – 52%
    Elizabeth Warren – 48%

  3. Anna S. HB Gates on said:

    The election is cool, and hard!!!! Who did you vote for, Ms. Krakauer?
    I’m assuming that by your shown data, Obama will probably win, since a lot of people voted for Obama. Though it is natural for most of the people in Massachusetts to vote for Obama because the Massachusetts state is Democratic.
    By the way, what does the Green-Rainbow party actually do?

    Best Wishes!!
    😉 ~ Anna

    • Hi Anna — I won’t publish who I am voting for, because as a teacher, I want to be more neutral. I don’t want to anyone to feel pressure to agree with me or feel bad if they don’t! If you want to learn more about the different political parties, you can look them up online. This is the website for the Green-Rainbow party: http://www.green-rainbow.org/ for example. All of them have websites like this, so if you want to compare, you can!

      • Anna S. HB Gates on said:

        Thanks, Ms. Krakauer!! It’s okay to not say who you’re voting for, I was just curious.

  4. Hailey HomeBase:Bell on said:

    Hailey-
    Our class Obama won and for Senadate Scott Brown won! Bes tf luck
    – Hailey ! 🙂 🙂

  5. Hailey HomeBase:Bell on said:

    Obama and Warren won. I feel horrible for republicians. Best of Luck!

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