Trump/Pence big winners in Marshall mock election


MARSHALL, Ill. (WTHI) – Early voting took a twist in one Clark County School.

On Tuesday, the Marshall School District had a mock presidential election.

The idea came from civics teacher Curtiss Cline.

Cline has been preparing students behind the scenes by having students research and debate topics.

He says students have stepped up to the political plate.

“We’re also doing the voting at the younger schools. It’s just a great opportunity for especially the younger kids to be exposed to the voting process, and how voting works, and kinds of things they have to thin about in terms of choosing a candidate,” Cline said.

The Trump/Pence ticket won the mock election with 56 percent of the vote, and Clinton/Kane was at 28 percent.

Cline says those results will be compared with the actual outcome of the presidential race.