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DuPage County High School Students Choose Obama

Students at 18 schools in DuPage County, including NNHS, NCHS and WVHS participated in mock elections earlier this month.

Most DuPage County high school students prefer Barack Obama over Mitt
Romney, according to mock elections conducted earlier this month.

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The only schools where students chose Romney over Obama were Wheaton North, Benet Academy and Hinsdale Central, according to the DuPage Election Commission.

The Wheaton League of Women Voters (LWV) and the DuPage County Board of Election Commissioners staged and coordinated the mock elections at Naperville North, Naperville Central and Waubonsie Valley high schools.

The elections were staged and coordinated at 18 high schools by the League of Women Voters (LWV) and the DuPage County Board of Election Commissioners.
In all, Obama-Biden received 9,540 votes and Romney-Ryan 5,281 votes. The Libertarian ticket received 479 votes, the Green ticket 468 votes and there were 633 write-in votes cast.

“We are pleased to partner with the League of Women Voters in this worthy and important effort to acquaint students with the democratic process,” Cathy Ficker Terrill, Chairperson of the Election Commission said in a statement.

Missey Wilhelm, Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Wheaton said in a statement, “We have a long history of community involvement and leadership, including many non-partisan election activities but our work with high schools and elementary schools in organizing mock elections is a particularly rewarding experience."

School-by-school results were as follows:

  • Naperville Central: Obama 122, Romney 59
  • Naperville North: Obama 256, Romney 135
  • Waubonsie Valley: Obama 223, Romney 115
  • Wheaton North: Obama 677, Romney 682
  • Wheaton-Warrenville South: Obama 1,003, Romney 640
  • Benet: Obama 173, Romney 315
  • Downers Grove North: Obama 969, Romney 490
  • Westmont: Obama 226, Romney 73
  • Addison Trail: Obama 222, Romney 104
  • Glenbard East: Obama 1,272, Romney 379
  • Hinsdale Central: Obama 172, Romney 243
  • York: Obama 896, Romney 544
  • Glenbard South: Obama 307, Romney 203
  • Glenbard West: Obama 883, Romney 402
  • Lake Park East: Obama 213, Romney 103
  • Lake Park West: Obama 238, Romney 153
  • West Chicago: Obama 402, Romney 138
  • Glenbard North: Obama 1,286, Romney 503

In Congressional races, students preferred Mike Quigley over Don Schmitt in the 5th District, Peter Roskam over Leslie Coolidge in the 6th, Tammy Duckworth over Joe Walsh in 8th and Bill Foster over Judy Biggert in the 11th.

The League of Women Voters received $7,125 in grant money from the election commission. Downers Grove, Lisle, Woodridge, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Naperville and Wheaton chapters of the LWV helped conduct the elections at the 18 schools during the first week of October.

The Sentinel October 25, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Moot point. They can't vote. And anytime the ultra-liberal League Of Women Voters is involved, the entire exercise is suspect.
John Goluch October 26, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Curious that Metea Valley is not on the list and what ground is really being broken here??? The young voters lean left - stop the presses!
Will Joseph October 26, 2012 at 04:54 AM
For the ten trillionth time on Patch, the pot calls the kettle black. Are you going through "the change of life" or something, Vera? What a pathetic excuse for a human being you are ...
jose October 30, 2012 at 04:35 PM
that's how the schools teach the young ones. good schools like Benet actually have a clue in life. I grad from nnhs in 2006. my senior year I told my American govt teacher I was republican and 2 days later my counselor removed me from the class not giving a reason. I found out later on why the lazy liberal teacher wanted me out
The Sentinel November 06, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Patch, why are you rerunning this? The kids CXAN'T VOTE so whatever they decided is moot. Plus, did you READ the end of the story? The League Of Women Voters was in charge of this sham election...one of the most ultra-denocrat organizations there is. Because they are involved, tthe results of this "election" are not only suspect but probably rigged. If this election was to be taken seriously, it should have been run by an independent organization. Shame on you Patch.

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