Albuquerque students learn about politics with mock election

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Some Albuquerque elementary students got a civics lesson Tuesday.

Fifth graders at Bellehaven Elementary held a presidential mock election.

Kids from across the country were participating in the same exact election, monitoring the results from a giant map in the classroom.

It’s part of the “Every Kid Votes” program.

“I’m hoping they take away that the presidential elections are a way for their voice to be heard that it’s OK to complain about what is happening in the US and want to change things,” said Rebecca Kennerly, 5th grade teacher.

Through the program, students have correctly predicted the winning candidate in all three of the most recent elections.

The results from Bellehaven are still being counted. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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