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Democrats win by landslide in First State 2016 Student Mock Election Convention

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It may not count, but First State Democrats got good news at the 2016 Student Mock Election Convention.

Democrats won in a landslide across the board in the presidential and local races.

Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump by over 13 thousand votes.

The closest race for statewide office was Insurance commissioner, with around 5,000 votes separating Trinidad Navarro from Jeffrey Cragg.

The results are a product of three days of online voting by students in grades 4 through 12 at over 180 public, private and charter schools across the First State this week.

Since 2010, the student vote in Delaware has foreshadowed the actual results in 13 out of 16 statewide races - an 81-percent accuracy rate.

The student mock election is conducted by teachers statewide each election year in partnership with the Department of State, the Office of the State Elections Commissioner, the University of Delaware Democracy Project and the League of Women Voters.  It’s coupled with lesson plans and classroom discussion of the democratic process.

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