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Parent volunteer Wendy Weeks, left, explains to the class of kindergarteners from Bailey Elementary School how they are to fill out their ballot papers. The students conducted their vote on Election Day, Nov. 4. Staff photo by Louise Ernewein

Making it count: The children's vote

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Barack Obama may be the next President of the United States, but it was John McCain who stole the vote in Liberty Ridge Elementary School.

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By just eight votes, the Republican senator won the fourth grade social studies classes' election Nov. 4.

Seventy of the students voted for him, while 62 marked an X by Obama's name.

"It was hard for the students to let it go [the next day]," said fourth grade teacher Joy Hanson.

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