Post # 48
I remember my 8th grade year (2000 election) being very politically charged. There was so much outrage, even from the students!
Our whole school year revolved around government and how it works. We had to create political ads to show our parents and the rest of the school. I remember an ad that wasn’t displayed because it said “Don’t piss your vote away” and had a picture of someone in a voting booth peeing into a toilet labelled “3rd Party Candidate.”
Local newspapers were constantly coming around to interview us. We were asked to choose a mayoral candidate to shoot a TV ad for.
Looking back on it, it was kind of intense for 13.
Post # 50
lol that’s awesome. i know we had a mock vote in fourth grade, and our school chose clinton. well done, school, you chose accurately (slash based on your parents’ votes)…
I am worried about New York and New Jersey. 0% of NY’s precincts are reporting according to politico, and though 0% of NJ’s have reported they have…ROMNEY LEADING.
Post # 51
Puerto Rico has elections today as well.
They will be voting on whether or not they want to join the US as a 51st state (not the only option, but a big one).
Post # 52
LOL. My 8 year old niece’s class dressed as if they were president and had to give a little speech on what they would do. They even voted about new playground equipment and I thought that was cool! In my day, no one talked to us about elections (late 80s/early 90s).
Post # 53
It is very cool, but definitely feeding my worrying lol
Post # 56
Really? Where did that come from? How can they just join the states?
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Post # 58
They are voting on statehood, but no they don’t have an electoral college vote this election, but they do vote in the primaries.
Post # 59
man oh man i want to turn it off but i cant
Post # 60
Wow, I soooo don’t understand the states…lol. No offense to you guys! I can’t imagine another country voting to joiN Canada. Although, we did have a province try to leave Canada….
Post # 61
They’re not a separate country; they’re a protectorate. So they have to follow our federal rules, but they have no vote in federal elections.