Scott: Thanks to Norristown pep band!
Now, we are getting really close here. We are about to find out who you think should be president. So what do you say we check out the last two regions’ results? And the JROTC is here to help us out.
Sharp! Why, thank you. Alright, let’s see.
In the Midwest, turn Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri red. Students there voted for Governor Romney. And for the rest of those states – North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois and the battleground state of Ohio, they all go blue for President Obama.
Shelby: Finally, the Western states. We can call this the last drive of the election.
Washington State, Nevada and Colorado all went to Obama. While Romney took Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. And as for the 55 electoral votes in the state of California, they went to Obama!
Scott: Ok. Now, if I could ask the band to give us a drumroll please. Now Norristown, help us out.
Shelby: And the winner of Channel One’s OneVote election is…
Norristown High School: Barack Obama!
Maggie: Congratulations, Barack Obama! Your choice for president of the United States. Let’s take a look at how the numbers break down.
President Obama won 408 electoral votes, compared to Governor Romney’s 130.
The popular vote was much closer. The President received fifty percent of the votes, while Governor Romney got forty-four percent. And six percent of you voted for someone else.
And if you want to check out how your school voted, head on over to channelone.com to see the results.
Shelby: A big thanks to everyone for participating in OneVote 2012 at channelone.com. And a very special thanks to Norristown High School for hosting us. Bye!
- What state in the Midwest is considered the ultimate swing state?
- Were you surprised that Mitt Romney lost in Michigan where his father was a three-term governor?
- Were you surprised that the Democrats were able to win Paul Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin?
- What state was the big win for the President in this region?