One student carefully contemplates before casting his vote

Feb 9, 2016 1:44 PM

Keene students filmed by South Korean crew looking at how children learn about voting

KEENE - Fourth-grade students at the Symonds School who participated in the statewide kids mock primary election served as an example of presidential politics for a film crew from South Korea.

According to a statement from the school, the South Koreans were working on a documentary about suffrage and wanted to see how students learn about voting.

They interviewed the youngsters as they talked about their own campaign experiences. Almost half of them had seen a candidate speak live, and one student said a candidate had visited his father's business.

In the mock election, held last week, the Symonds School students came out in favor of Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side and gave Jeb Bush a victory on the Republican side.

Those results were incorporated in the statewide mock election total, which gave Sanders 67 percent of the Democratic voters while on the Republican side, Trump prevailed with 38 percent.

According to New Hampshire Public TV, which sponsors the event, the kids' votes are usually indicative of the New Hampshire Primary results.

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