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Hillary Clinton Wins Scholastic Student Vote

Kids across the U.S. have cast their votes for president.

Most voters will make their picks for president on November 8, but our readers have already made their choice. Hillary Clinton won this year’s Scholastic Student Vote.

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The Democratic candidate for president received 52 percent of the student votes, while her main challenger, Republican Donald Trump, received 35 percent. The remaining 13 percent was split among dozens of write-in candidates.

The person with the third most votes was Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, who received about 2 percent. Not far behind were Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who had challenged Clinton for the Democratic nomination (the act of being formally chosen as a candidate for a job or position), and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. About 153,000 students nationwide, from kindergarten through grade 12, voted online or by mail-in paper ballot.

Since 1940, the results of the student vote have usually mirrored the outcome of the presidential election. In fact, Scholastic readers have been wrong only twice. In 1948, kids picked Thomas E. Dewey over President Harry S. Truman. And in 1960, more students voted for Richard M. Nixon than for the eventual president, John F. Kennedy.

Will the student voters be right again? Find out on November 8! 

Student Vote Results Map

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Student Vote Results by State

Note: The Scholastic Student Vote is not based on a scientifically designed sample of the student population. It is an educational activity meant to give students an opportunity to express their opinions about the 2016 presidential election.

STATE CLINTON TRUMP OTHERS
Alabama 32% 51% 17%
Alaska 36% 35% 29%
Arizona 56% 33% 11%
Arkansas 36% 50% 14%
California 71% 19% 10%
Colorado 59% 28% 14%
Connecticut 55% 32% 13%
Delaware 51% 27% 22%
Florida 48% 39% 13%
Georgia 48% 37% 15%
Hawaii 48% 25% 27%
Idaho 41% 38% 22%
Illinois 58% 31% 11%
Indiana 45% 43% 11%
Iowa 41% 42% 17%
Kansas 39% 40% 21%
Kentucky 39% 45% 15%
Louisiana 37% 52% 12%
Maine 44% 40% 15%
Maryland 66% 21% 13%
Massachusetts 65% 24% 11%
Michigan 49% 36% 15%
Minnesota 54% 33% 13%
Mississippi 41% 52% 7%
Missouri 35% 52% 13%
Montana 29% 56% 15%
Nebraska 38% 51% 10%
Nevada 59% 28% 13%
New Hampshire 50% 31% 18%
New Jersey 54% 37% 9%
New Mexico 57% 25% 18%
New York 56% 35% 9%
North Carolina 49% 40% 11%
North Dakota 25% 63% 12%
Ohio 43% 42% 15%
Oklahoma 44% 49% 7%
Oregon 58% 26% 16%
Pennsylvania 48% 41% 10%
Rhode Island 52% 29% 19%
South Carolina 47% 43% 9%
South Dakota 42% 46% 12%
Tennessee 42% 45% 13%
Texas 49% 40% 11%
Utah 44% 27% 29%
Vermont 50% 23% 26%
Virginia 50% 37% 13%
Washington 60% 25% 15%
Washington, D.C. 34% 29% 37%
West Virginia 25% 65% 10%
Wisconsin 46% 40% 14%
Wyoming 22% 49% 29%