Obama vs. Ice Cream
It's not voter registration fraud. New Mexico children have been casting ballots for their presidential pick since October. Every Child Matters in New Mexico teamed up with the Bernalillo County Clerk's office to offer those under the legal voting age a chance to voice their preference for the next White House occupant.
At various early voting locations in Alamogordo, Ruidoso, Roswell, Lordsburg, Deming and throughout Bernalillo County, kids voted in their own special election while parents participated in the real McCoy. The kids-only ballot included all six presidential nominees (Obama, McCain, McKinney, Nader, Baldwin and Barr—try saying that five times fast) as well as a trio of ice cream flavors (chocolate, vanilla and strawberry).
With four ballot boxes still to be counted as of Monday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m., here are the results:
Obama: 927 votes
McCain: 360 votes
McKinney: 3 votes
Baldwin: 2 votes
Nader: 2 votes
Barr: 1 vote
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
Chocolate: 387 votes
Strawberry: 307 votes
Vanilla: 275 votes
Check back for a final tally, which will be posted here as soon as Every Child Matters releases the results.
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