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UPDATE: Obama, Brown Projected to Win Braintree Schools Election

Students across Braintree voted this morning in a mock election for President, U.S. Senate and Representative.

UPDATE Nov. 6: With all schools reporting, here are the final results of the Braintree Public Schools election:


PRESIDENT/VICE PRESIDENT

U.S. SENATE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (MA 8th)


Obama-Biden (Inc)

Romney-Ryan

Brown (Inc)

Warren

Lynch (Inc-9th)

Selvaggi


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Braintree High School
(including FDK & PreSchool)

153

803

396

0

805

422

935

278

Ross

30

192

93

0

-

-

-

-

Liberty

44

262

160

0

-

-

-

-

South

64

329

259

0

405

178

306

224

Flaherty

43

202

179

0

240

121

79

106

East (ME-NE method)

45

425

253

25

419

259

446

221

Hollis

48

281

232

0

401

127

298

225

Highlands

 

201

225

43

 -

-

-

-

Morrison

 43

282 

158

277

188

-

-

Electoral Votes

470



68





Popular Votes


2695

1797


2547

1295

2064

1054

 

*****     *****     *****

President Barack Obama appears to have handily won re-election this morning, while U.S. Sen. Scott Brown trounced Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.

That is, according to voting by Braintree Public Schools students, who cast their ballots Monday morning in an event staged to encourage democratic participation among the town's youth.

Social Studies Director Gorman Lee projected the winners based on results so far and said an official tally will likely be ready by Tuesday morning.

As of about 2:30 p.m. Monday, Obama had captured 2,494 votes to Mitt Romney's 1,572. The incumbent garnered more than enough electoral votes to retain his presidency, taking 427 so far to Romney's 26 (it takes 270 to win).

In the U.S. Senate race that appears tight statewide one day ahead of Tuesday's voting, Braintree students went for Brown 2,270 to 1,107 over Warren, with Morrison and Highlands yet to finalize their numbers.

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch also more than likely kept his seat in the BPS election, nearly doubling Republican challenger Joe Selvaggi's vote total of 1,054.

Each school's electoral heft was based on its student population. For instance, Braintree High has 1,537 students and 153 electoral votes, while the smallest school, Flaherty, has 428 students and 43 votes.

The governor of each "state" was the school principal, the citizens were students and the electors were selected teachers. Voting took place during extended homeroom, in the afternoon before dismissal, during lunch, social studies classes and through early voting. Students could vote by secret ballot, show of hands or other methods.

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