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Students choose Bush, Gore

The results of Sierra House Elementary School’s mock presidential primary are in.

Student voters, who went through a mock registration process, heard speeches made by students playing Bush, McCain, Bradley, Gore and Keyes on Monday afternoon.

The polls were open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and fourth- and fifth-grade “registered voters” filed in to cast their votes.



Students chose George W. Bush as the Republican presidential candidate and Al Gore as the Democratic candidate.

“It was one vote that separated McCain and Bush, and Keyes surpassed Bradley,” fifth-grade teacher Gloria Beane said.




Beane developed the mock primary lesson as part of a civic unit.

“We are going to be continuing to study the (election process) in my class,” Beane said. “The voting was for fourth- and fifth-graders, but my class is going to look at state results tomorrow and see how they compared with ours.”


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