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Kids Pick Clinton in Mock Election That Predicted Last 13 Winners

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Parent volunteers check the identification card of Brittany Lawton as she and other Rossville Middle School students participate in a mock election at their school Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Rossville, Ga. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, John Rawlston)

By    |   Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 04:24 PM

American kids have chosen Hillary Clinton as president over Donald Trump in a mock election that included 135,000 American schoolchildren in recent weeks. This mock election has a perfect record predicting every election since 1964, being wrong only twice since 1940.

Clinton won 52 percent of the students’ votes while Trump got only 35 percent in the mock election through Scholastic News. Third party candidates got about 13 percent, which is unusually high, USA Today reported, especially since in this contest students had to write in a candidate’s name other than Clinton or Trump.

Most national polls show Clinton with a growing lead over Trump, who has been the target of allegations by several women that he made advances toward them or touched them inappropriately.

Clinton has faced her own allegations that she used email servers illegally and put classified information at risk, as well as a number of scandals involving everything from allegedly bribing the FBI to using funds given to the Clinton Foundation inappropriately.

A few teachers declined to have their classes participate in the voting this year because the tenor of the election made teachers too uncomfortable to teach their students about it.

“A lot of kids have parents who have been talking about not wanting either one of these candidates for president,” said Scholastic News Editorial Director Stephanie Smith, according to USA Today.

Clinton’s margin of victory in the mock election was larger than Obama’s against Mitt Romney in 2012 and a little smaller than the current president’s lead against John McCain in 2008, according to Fortune.

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American kids have chosen Hillary Clinton as president over Donald Trump in a mock election that included 135,000 American schoolchildren in recent weeks. This mock election has a perfect record predicting every election since 1964, being wrong only twice since 1940.
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