Students vote for their presidential choice

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - While most adults will head to the polls next Tuesday, kids at a local middle school weighed in Friday.

Students at Delong Middle School took part in a mock election, voting in the Presidential race and the U.S. Senate race. It's a part of the school's on-going lessons about elections and politics.

7th grader Ryan Venne says studying the debates helped him make his decision. "Once we looked into the presidential debate, I started realizing who I wanted to vote for because when we started, I had no idea who I wanted to vote for." Fellow 7th grader Morgan Moucha says she knew before their lessons who she was going to vote for, but they confirmed what she was thinking.

The school says the students have correctly predicted the winners during every election since they began voting in the late 1990's, and in case you were wondering, President Obama and Tammy Baldwin ended up winning the students' vote.

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