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Baldwin students casting ballots in mock presidential election

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Adults weren't the only ones that had their voices heard in the presidential election Tuesday.

Baldwin Intermediate School students in Quincy were among many students in the Tri-States that held a mock presidential election. President Barack Obama won, receiving 768 votes to Mitt Romney's 606.

Baldwin Student Council Sponsor Tara Dicks says the election gives students a real-life voting experience that they could not get from reading a book.

"We did make a voting booth and they go behind there and they realize that their vote is private. They can't read about this in a book or an article. They actually get to experience something that their parents get to experience every year for elections," Dicks said.

Dicks said that Baldwin students have predicted the winner of the presidential election for the last twenty years that they have been participating in mock elections.

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