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Kids pick Clinton over Trump, Gregg over Holcomb in statewide mock election

Tuesday, November 8, 2016   (0 Comments)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2016

Kids pick Clinton over Trump, Gregg over Holcomb in statewide mock election


INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 8, 2016) – More than 250,000 Hoosier kids across the state cast their ballots today to elect their own president, governor and senator through the Indiana Kids’ Election (IKE) program, and the results are in: Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton won with 46.2 percent of the vote to 42.9 percent for Republican candidate Donald Trump; Democrat candidate John Gregg won with 50.1 percent of the vote to 35.6 percent for Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb; Republican candidate Todd Young won with a 48.9 percent of the vote to 32.9 percent for Democrat candidate Evan Bayh.

Attorneys visited classrooms as part of the IKE Speakers' Bureau, teaching kids about the importance of voting and the election process. Schools in all 92 counties participated in the 2016 mock election.

About IKE:
Sponsored by the Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Secretary of State and the Indiana Department of Education, IKE is based on the premise that voting is only occasionally done by inspiration but more often done by habit. With its special emphasis on encouraging students to develop one’s voting habit at an early age, IKE attempts to emulate the election process as closely as possible. Statewide, students have participated in voting milestones such as registering to vote by Oct. 11, and casting a ballot on Election Day – just like their parents!

Under Indiana law, schools are required to give instruction on the election process two weeks preceding a general election for all students in grades 6-12. IKE, where the voting age is lowered to 5, helps Indiana teachers meet this requirement by providing comprehensive curriculum guides, free of charge, to participating schools. The curriculum meets current state academic standards as approved by the Indiana Department of Education.

To learn more about IKE, visit www.inkidselection.com.

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Media Contact: Carissa Long, Director of Public Relations & Social Media, ISBA, 800.266.2581, clong@inbar.org


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