Students choose Shawn Moody for governor in mock vote
Students from more than 60 schools across the state chose Republican Shawn Moody as Maine’s next governor in mock voting that took place this month.
Moody claimed 40 percent of the students’ votes to Democratic rival Janet Mills’ 33.8 percent. Independents Terry Hayes and Alan Caron attracted 13.7 percent and 11 percent of the vote respectively, according to results released by the Maine secretary of state’s office.
Students also decided to return Sen. Angus King and Reps. Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin to Congress. King bested Republican Eric Brakey and Democrat Zak Ringelstein with 51.4 percent of the vote. Pingree, a Democrat who represents the state’s 1st Congressional District, received the votes of 46.6 percent of participating students. Poliquin, Maine’s 2nd Congressional District representative and a Republican, garnered 40.4 percent of the vote.
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