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Pasco Students Hold Their Own Mock Election

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PASCO, Wash.-- Election day is four days away from Friday, but at one middle school in Pasco, it was Friday. 

Students at Ochoa Middle School students voted for Barack Obama.  They voted for five different things: Initiative 1000, president and vice president, governor, superintendent, and which campaign issue was most important to them.

A majority of students voted against I-1000.  Christine Gregoire narrowly won over Dino Rossi as governor, and Barack Obama won their popular vote with over-whelming 88% of the students' vote.

Different classes in the school also represented different states in the electoral college system, and Obama won a majority of the electoral college votes as well.

7th grader Adam Ochoa says he'll vote for Obama because "he said that he would cut taxes and that would help my parents."

Mariah Maya, also a 7th grader, says, "I voted for Barack Obama because he said he would help the United States with struggling families, and cut taxes, and make college affordable for kids who are struggling."

"I voted for Obama.  He's cutting down taxes for the minimum wage, and minimum wage is going up."

The children all seemed to have fun, while learning about the election process.

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