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Kids being made to vote for President in School

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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:06 PM
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I live in West Virginia. My kids came home today from school and was talking about voting at school for the next President. They explained something similar to a ballot. Where they had to put a check mark beside who they wanted as President along with their home address and signature.

I have never heard of this , as my kids have never had to do this before or was I notified that my kids would be voting. My kids are age 11 and 9, 1 in grade school and another in middle / jr high school.

I asked them if they were given any documentation from school about the nominees. They showed me 1 paper that spoke about all of Hillary's achievements and on the back it shows Trumps. However the paper seemed biased speaking of Hillary's accomplishments and barely spoke of Trump other than he built a few buildings and was on a tv show.

I do not own a actual camera other than my phone. So the pic is bit blurry.

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Again sorry for the blurry picture.

My kids have been going to school here all their lives. I have never seen this before, might be something new. Has anyone else seen this before?


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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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originally posted by: apoc36
I live in West Virginia. My kids came home today from school and was talking about voting at school for the next President. They explained something similar to a ballot. Where they had to put a check mark beside who they wanted as President along with their home address and signature.

I have never heard of this , as my kids have never had to do this before or was I notified that my kids would be voting. My kids are age 11 and 9, 1 in grade school and another in middle / jr high school.

I asked them if they were given any documentation from school about the nominees. They showed me 1 paper that spoke about all of Hillary's achievements and on the back it shows Trumps. However the paper seemed biased speaking of Hillary's accomplishments and barely spoke of Trump other than he built a few buildings and was on a tv show.

I do not own a actual camera other than my phone. So the pic is bit blurry.

[url=http://postimg.org/image/v35tvwykv/]Blurry Picture of _/url]

Again sorry for the blurry picture.

My kids have been going to school here all their lives. I have never seen this before, might be something new. Has anyone else seen this before?



This has been done for years. I remember it happening when I was in 2nd grade more than 40 years ago. I have heard that polling grade school children on Presidential elections is actually more accurate than 'scientific polls'. Children tend to hear what their parents opinions are on the subject without all the filters. They subconsciously 'vote' the way their parents will vote (supposedly).



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: apoc36

No. never seen it. Usually illegal in public schools



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:16 PM
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Civics? It was taught when I was in school.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:16 PM
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Illegal? Unheard of? WTF? Most schools participate in mock elections.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74

Illegal? Unheard of? WTF? Most schools participate in mock elections.


Exactly. It is right up there with the mock education they supply.


If there is any question on that I am exhibit A.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: apoc36

i remember doing this in 1968, we had a mock up of a voting both with a black curtain and a box to put our ballot in.
nothing wrong with it, teaches kids about the democratic process.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:19 PM
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School is indoctrination into the system, of course they will be taught to participate in this fraud. They are taught to be good little wage slaves. Take you kids out of school and teach em to hunt and fish and GINSANG!



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:20 PM
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"..along with their home address and signature. "



That sounds Highly Illegal to me . Asking Personal Information from Children to go along with a Ficticious Ballot ? Privacy Violation . Parents who Object to that Might have a Civil Law Suit against that School .
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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:21 PM
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I do recall voting in elementary school. To be honest, I don't have a problem with it per say. Children all want to feel more grown up. True, they may not have all the facts, but I believe that children who feel that what they have to say matters, will make better citizens in the future.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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I'm approaching old fossil age, but we also had elections. I remember the JFK election being a big deal in school when I was a kid.

They were a secret ballot though and I find it odd they want home addresses. Seems a little shaky to me to be honest, since educators tend to be biased to one side and activists in that regard.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:24 PM
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along with their home address and signature.


What is the need for that info. Sounds weird.

As far as an voting exercise, nothing new for most schools.

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Most will just vote based on what is heard at home, IMO.
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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: apoc36

I don't recall the name and address stuff, but I remember mock elections from school in the late 80s and 90s.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: HUMBLEONE

Yeah, just take your kids out of school so the rest of us wage slave suckers can pay for their welfare later in life. Animal hides, fish and ginseng are all you need to make it in the world today.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:32 PM
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I remember doing it when I was in school also, but although this school kind of failed when it came to realism....
first, voting in real life is anonymous, after you prove that you are a resident of the district you are voting in, no name or address is placed on the ballots.. part of the integrity of voting is the fact that your vote can't really be traced back to you so no fear of political backlash.
second, in real life, one can chose to not vote, and it doesn't sound like this was so in this little exercise. this one doesn't bother me as much as the first one. there is no reason why the school should need to know what any particular child's vote was. what are they being graded A's if they vote for one candidate, and F's if not or what?



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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I see comments about mock elections being a normal thing. I can see that- I was the winning candidate in our own school's Mock Election (1970).
It's the personal details that puzzle me; that can't be related to "civics education", because it doesn't happen in normal elections. If you're going to "educate about democracy", you need to echo what actually happens in democracy.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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I myself have also lived here (WV) all my life and I never once voted in school. My wife which is much younger than me also said she never once had to vote. So it seemed a bit weird to do it now, and ask our children to write home address, birth date and signature. Why do they need this info?

I think we are going to call them tomorrow and ask what the information is used for. One of my kids already voted, the other is voting tomorrow.

My son said he voted Trump because he has a double chin like he does lol, pretty good reason I think



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Sorry I couldn't resist a poke at the delusional.




posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:55 PM
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Just start worrying when CNN becomes compulsory



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:55 PM
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I think we are going to call them tomorrow and ask what the information is used for. One of my kids already voted, the other is voting tomorrow.


please do, I'd be interested in hearing what they say. at the least, they are teaching the children wrong... at the most, well.... are they gonna find a use for that information in the future? are the children gonna be treated as a "basket of deplorables" because they chose trump or something...




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