Forest backs Hillary Clinton for president

If the votes of pupils and staff at Forest School are any indication, Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States.

Pupils and staff across the School took part in a mock election, on Monday 7 November, with Secretary Clinton winning a landslide victory of 72% of the overall vote.

As with the US vote, the winning candidate had to win a majority of the electoral college votes which was awarded from each state. Each year group at Forest acted as a state, with years seven to 13 awarding the number of college votes based on the population of their year.

Teachers and non-teaching staff also acted as a ‘state’ awarding college votes to their chosen winner. The eight ‘states’ all gave their electoral college votes to Clinton giving her the School’s backing to win the imminent election.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and Even Mcmullen are all hoping to become president of the United States on November 8. Current polls suggest it is a tight race between the former secretary of state and reality star.

While most will vote on November 8, millions have already cast their votes with early voting.

Detailed results to follow…