Students take part in mock debate and election

By WKTV News

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - Local students are getting involved in the presidential race. Frankfort-Schuyler Elementary students held a mock debate and election one day before the official election day.

Students were chosen to play the roles of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Republican candidate Governor Mitt Romney, and his running mate, Paul Ryan

Moderators asked each of the candidates controversial questions that could play a key role in the 2012 election.

One of the people who put the event together is Eric Moreau.

"We want to keep the kids involved in what's going on with real world solutions," Moreau said. "Seeing that it is a big election coming up on Tuesday, we want to give kids the experience of the election and what it is all about in case they are talking about it at home."

The students then cast their vote for the candidate of their choice.

Results were announced at the school Monday afternoon, with President Obama winning by 28 votes.

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