BY: ABDISADIK AIDRUS
Students voted in their Social Studies class on election day. Read more to see how Clinton overcame Trump's message to win here at Apollo High School.
November 8, 2016 will, perhaps, go down in history as the most shocking presidential election the United States has ever witnessed. Despite a rocky election, most political pundits and indeed, most polls favored a win by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. But it was not to be.
After a divisive campaign marked by personal attacks and scandal, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump triumphed over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election on Tuesday. However, that was not the case when Apollo students were given the opportunity to cast their votes.
Apollo students, once again, voted against the nation's choice and if the election were up to Apollo students alone, Clinton would have won in a landslide, earning 53.3% votes to Trump's 25.1% and the rest of the votes going to independent candidates. Not only did Secretary Clinton win among Apollo students, she also won among all high school students nationwide.
Clinton won with 57 percent of the vote, while the Republican choice, Donald Trump, took 32 percent of the vote according to polls administered by NewsELA, a popular online newspaper service for high school students. Clinton also won the majority of the Minnesotan votes before, of course, coming short at the national level.
So if you woke up confused and angry on Wednesday because a candidate who does not represent your values prevailed, then there is a glimpse of hope for you because majority of high school students are in the same boat as you. If you, nevertheless, are a fan of Mr. Trump then, well, good for you.