Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The Only Election Map You Need

Nate Silver rightfully earned a lot of plaudits for successfully forecasting the outcome in 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. However, if you want to know who will win next week's presidential election, you should ignore FiveThirtyEight and ask an elementary school pupil instead.

Between now and November 4th elementary school children across America will be casting their votes in the Every Kid Votes! mock presidential election. The mock election is a great way for kids to actively learn about the American political system. Adults might also be able to learn a little something from the results of this mock election - as elementary school kids, participating in Every Kid Votes!, have predicted the winning candidate in the last three presidential elections.

Which is good news for Hilary Clinton. The Every Kid Votes! Election Map currently shows Clinton on target to win 367 electoral votes and Trump to win 165. That's a landslide for the Democratic candidate. However Donald Trump still has a couple of days left before all the elementary kids have cast their vote.

Just don't tell Cartonerd about this map. I'm sure he would like nothing more than to break the hearts of a million school children by writing a scathing critique of the Every Kid Votes! election map.

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