AUBURN — The next president of the United States will be Donald J. Trump, according to a mock election held at Edward Little High School on Friday. 

At the mock election, Trump garnered 239 votes, just enough to send Hillary Clinton packing. Hillary received 225 votes from the EL student body, which is still much better than Gary Johnson’s 79 votes and Jill Stein’s 26.

Bernie Sanders garnered a few write-in votes, as did a handful of EL teachers.

The mock elections, designed to get teenagers engaged in the political process, have successfully predicted the future before. In 2012, the EL student body picked Barack Obama for president, Angus King for U.S. senator and said yes to gay marriage.

What else did the Auburn teens decide on Friday?

The District 2 congressional race goes to Emily Ann Cain, who got 287 votes to defeat Bruce Poliquin with 265 votes.

In referendum questions, which involve matters such as gun rights, income taxes, marijuana and the minimum wage, the students voted yes across the board.

The complete results are as follows:

President/Vice President of the United States

Clinton, Hillary Rodham / Kaine, Timothy Michael (Democratic): 225

Johnson, Gary / Weld, Bill (Libertarian): 79

Stein, Jill / Baraka, Ajamu (Green Independent): 26

Trump, Donald J. / Pence, Michael R. (Republican): 239

Representative to Congress (District 2)

Cain, Emily Ann, Orono (Democratic): 287

Poliquin, Bruce, Oakland (Republican): 265

Question 1: Marijuana legalization

Yes: 355

No: 243

Question 2: Tax on incomes exceeding $200,000

Yes: 351

No: 234

Question 3: Background checks for gun sales

Yes: 364

No: 209

Question 4: Minimum wage increase

Yes: 273

No: 203

Question 5: Ranked choice voting

Yes: 350

No: 172

Question 6: Transportation bond

Yes: 232

No: 230


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