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Royal Oak High School Students Choose Obama

Students at Royal Oak High school participate in mock elections this week.

Teenage voters got a jump on casting their ballots in Royal Oak on Thursday.

Royal Oak High School students voiced their choice for presidential, 9th district congressional, and senatorial races, as well as all six state proposals and local Proposal A.

"We conducted a mock election Thursday for our student body so they could experience what it's like to cast a vote in a federal election," said Interim Principal Jim Moll. "Many folks were involved in preparing and conducting the election, which was a huge success."

Moll said 417 students cast ballots during their lunch periods, which is a great number considering the majority of juniors and seniors have off-campus lunch privileges.

American Government teachers Kim Gogola and Rick Pfeifle, along with their students, organized the ballot and displayed campaign posters throughout the school.

The Student Council and their sponsor John Decker helped conduct the election, and PTSA volunteers were poll watchers and election workers for all three lunches, Moll said.

The results

  • President: Obama 63%, Romney 30%, Stein (Green) 3%, Anderson (Natural Law) 2%, Goode Jr. (US Taxpayers) 2%; 412 total votes
  • Senate: Stabenow 55%, Hoekstra 27%, Boman (Libertarian) 9%, Mikkelson (Green) 5%, Matkin (US Taxpayers) 3%, Little (Natural Law) 1%; 355 total votes
  • Congress: Levin 54%, Volaric 31%, Williams (Green) 7%, Fulner (Libertarian) 6%, Townsend (US Taxpayers) 2%; 348 total votes
  • State Proposal 1: Yes 59%, No 41%; 323 total votes
  • State Proposal 2: Yes 57%, No 43%; 322 total votes
  • State Proposal 3: Yes 73%, No 27%; 324 total votes
  • State Proposal 4: Yes 66%, No 34%-308 total votes
  • State Proposal 5: Yes 51%, No 49%-322 total votes (8 vote difference)
  • State Proposal 6: No 50.6%, Yes 49.4%; 316 total votes (4 vote difference)
  • Proposal A: Yes 84%, No 16%; 340 total votes

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