Donald Trump elected by local students in mock election
Milaca, Princeton – Election Day may not be for another week, but local students have already cast their votes.
The results are already available, and students from both Milaca and Princeton voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump.
Both Milaca High School and Princeton High School are participating in Students Vote 2016, the first ever statewide mock election held by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Milaca High School’s election was overseen by social studies teacher Jeremy Mikla, who converted his classroom into a polling place and had his U.S. Government students work as ballot counters, polling place greeters and other jobs necessary to holding a successful election.
Princeton High School’s election was overseen by Heather Sorenson, who teaches some of its U.S. Government courses. PHS students cast their votes during their lunch periods in the cafeteria. A polling place was set up in the Performing Arts Center’s box office and staffed by students as well.
Each school’s votes were counted the day they were cast. Milaca’s election was held on Oct. 25, and Princeton’s was held on Halloween.