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Preschool Students Have Their Own Election Day

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YAKIMA--For many voters, the economy and foreign policy are the most important issues in this year's election.   But KNDO found some voters who pick the cutest candidate.

Looks can be pretty important when the candidates are a bunny, a dog, and an elephant.   Preschoolers at Westminster Presbyterian are electing a school mascot.

The election is a way to introduce kids to how we choose our leaders, and learn a little bit about how democracy works.  One student told me why he voted for the elephant.

"They're strong and they're good thinkers and they [blow] rain [out of their noses]," Cadin Hogue said.

"All of them are my favorites," Hannah Grace said.

"Dogs," Leah Knudson said.  "I really like the dogs."

The votes have been counted, and most of Leah's classmates agreed:  the dog wins the election in a landslide.