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Mesa County 'Kids Voting' results: Not entirely predictable

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - We all know how the adult electorate voted in Tuesday's presidential election, but how about Mesa County students in District 51.

According to Kids Voting Mesa County Executive Director Martha Graf, 17,061 students from K-12 voted, and surprisingly the outcome didn't necessarily mirror Mesa County's adult voters.


President/Vice President - voted on by students in grades K-12

W - Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan - 52.67%

Barack Obama - 42.75%


Congressional District 3 - voted on by students in grades 6-12

W - Tisha Casida - 37.47%

Scott Tipton - 33.81%

Sal Pace - 18.44%

Gregory Gilman - 10.29%


House District 55 - voted on by students in grades 3-12

W - Ray Scott - 42.52%

Dan Robinson - 37.16%

Virgil Fenn - 20.31%


School Uniforms - voted on by students in grades k-5

• Should public school students be required to wear school uniforms?

Yes - 2,915        No - 6,187


Spending Limits for Candidates in the Same Race - voted on by students in grades 9-12

• Should there be a maximum amount of money that each candidate is allowed to spend on his/her campaign?"

Yes - 4310         No - 2625


Elementary (K-5th grade) - 89.9%

Middle School (6-8 grade) - 85.69%

High School (9-12 grade) - 54.46%



Kids Voting Mesa County's mission is to encourage young people to become informed voters by educating and engaging them and their families in voting and other forms of civic participation.


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