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San Diego students cast their ballots in national mock election

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The future voters of San Diego made their voices heard Tuesday by casting their votes for the next president of the United States in a national mock election.

Students at San Diego Cooperative Charter School were eager to cast their votes by computer during the national mock election.

"I didn't want to pick the wrong person because once you vote, you vote," said one student.

Some students said they are disappointed in the candidates' behavior.

Sixth-graders at Webster Elementary School also took part in the mock election. The mock election sparked a lot of questions about the political process and presidency.

Vote after vote, after vote was counted, and in San Diego Hillary Rodham Clinton was the winner among participating schools in the San Diego Unified District.

The results from the mock election show Hillary Rodham Clinton winning over Donald Trump, 68 to 30-percent. 

In the mock election, Clinton took 367 of the electoral votes and 49-percent of the popular vote. Donald Trump took 171 of the electoral votes and 37-percent of the popular vote. Gary Johnson received six electoral votes with seven-percent of the popular vote. 

Third party candidate Jill Stein took seven-percent of the popular vote. 

At the time of publishing, a total of 694,187 kids had voted. 

Students who have voted in the Every Kid Votes Campaign have correctly predicted the winning candidate in the past three presidential elections.

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