Maine Students Go Blue In Mock Election
For the past few weeks, students from 92 schools across Maine have been casting their vote to choose who the next leader of the free world will be as well as choosing candidates to take on local positions for Senator and U.S. Reps for Congress in District 1 and 2 here in the State of Maine.
Maine students have gotten the opportunity to do a mock vote for elections for years. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap states that it's a great warm up for the real thing, "The mock election is a great opportunity for students to learn about democracy and feel prepared to exercise their right to vote in a few years."
The Mock Election event showed the tallied results in favor of Joe Biden for president.
Students also got to vote for Maine's District 1 and 2 Congressional contests as well as the United States Senate contest. Winners included Chellie Pingree for the District 1 U.S. Representative for Congress, Jared Golden for District 2 U.S. Representative for Congress and Sara Gideon in the U.S. Senate race.
Here are the full Student Mock Election Results:
|President and Vice President|
|Biden, Joseph R.||Democratic||7296||50.0%|
|De La Fuente, Roque "Rocky"||Alliance Party||191||1.3%|
|Trump, Donald J.||Republican||6089||41.7%|
|Collins, Susan Margaret||Republican||5642||41.3%|
|Gideon, Sara I.||Democratic||6315||46.2%|
|Linn, Max Patrick||Independent||588||4.3%|
|Representative to Congress, District 1|
|Allen, Jay T.||Republican||3150||40.0%|
|Pingree, Chellie M.||Democratic||4562||57.9%|
|Representative to Congress, District 2|
|Crafts, Dale John||Republican||1930||35.8%|
|Golden, Jared F.||Democratic||3315||61.5%|
In 2018, Maine students chose Moody for Governor, Angus King for Senate, and Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree for U.S. House Representatives.