NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — State officials say Donald Trump would be the next president if Tennessee students were casting real ballots.
165,968 students representing 479 schools from 90 of the state’s 95 counties voted in the first statewide student mock election.
Republican candidate Donald Trump won the mock election with 88,208 votes at 53.1%. Competitor Hillary Clinton received 56,935 votes at 34.3%.
Independent candidates split the remainder of the votes with Gary Johnson taking 5%, Rocky De La Fuente at 2.3%, Jill Stein at 2.3%, Alyson Kennedy at 1.5%, and Mike Smith at 1.4%.
Students in preschool through high school from public and private schools as well as home school associations in Tennessee participated.