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Madison Elementary holds own presidential election

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

They can't technically vote until 2024, but Tuesday some kids in Quincy got an early introduction into the election process.

2nd graders at Madison Elementary School voted in a mock Presidential election.  Students signed in, voted, then dropped their ballot in a box just like you would at the polls. Teacher Molly Stroot said this is a great way to show kids how to exercise their freedoms.

"It's really important for kids even if they are second graders, which is seven and eight year olds to be involved in the nation, and it's their future, it's our future, and they're all going to be involved in that and it's really important that they know they have a voice," Stroot said.

In the end, President Obama won this election, but just like the expectations for next Tuesday, it was really close.  Mr. Obama got 213 votes, MITT Romney had 201.

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