Friday, November 7, 2008

And the winner is....

For those of you who have been on the edge of your seat waiting to learn the will of the underage voters of Ketchikan, here are the election results for Kids Pick the President:

Barack Obama: 148 votes (43.9%)
John McCain: 146 votes (43.3%)

There were also 43 different write-in candidates, including Ralph Nader (7 votes), Bob Barr (3 votes), and Elmer Fudd (1 vote). There were also 6 question ballots, where the young voter filled in more than one box or suggested a write-in candidate and filled in a box. Sorry, guy, ya gotta choose either your Mom or Obama - you can't pick both.
The youth of Ketchikan took this vote very seriously, and with a total of 354 votes cast (only slightly less than the total participation of Summer Reading Club) it goes to show that the future of our country is in good hands...

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