MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Kids say the darndest things. They don't agree with adults on who should be Vermont's next governor, either.
Schoolchildren polled in a mock election voted for Republican Brian Dubie over Democrat Peter Shumlin, the apparent winner of Tuesday's gubernatorial election. The Legislature may still have to make it official if results show him with less than a majority of the votes cast.
In the Vermont Votes for Kids election run by the Secretary of State's office Tuesday, nearly 5,000 children — in kindergarten through high school — cast ballots.
Dubie got 50 percent, Shumlin 34.5 percent and the other five candidates a total of 15.5 percent.
TO prepare, students participated in classroom lessons that included mock elections, monitoring election results and researching candidates.
Vermont Votes for Kids mock election results: http://www.sec.state.vt.us/kids/vtvotes/2010_Mock_Election_Results.pdfTags: