The majority of Kansas kids who voted in a recent mock election for Scholastic News voted for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
But it was close.
Forty percent of Kansas students voted for Trump, and 39 percent of them for Democrat Hillary Clinton. The remaining 21 percent of votes went to other candidates.
Nationwide, the Scholastic poll showed Clinton winning with 52 percent of the votes compared with 35 percent for Trump.
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About 153,000 students across the U.S. – from kindergarten through 12th grade – voted online or by mail-in paper ballot.
According to Scholastic, the results of the student vote have almost always mirrored the outcome of the presidential election since 1940.
Scholastic readers have been wrong only twice: In 1948, kids picked Thomas Dewey over President Harry Truman. In 1960, they picked Richard Nixon over John F. Kennedy.
Now we’ll have to wait until Nov. 8 to find out if the kids are right (again).