The results are in! The kids of the United States have spoken and Hillary Clinton has been elected the winner of Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids Pick the President "Kids' Vote"!
UPDATE: Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton received 53% of the vote, followed by Republican candidate Donald Trump with 36%. Third party candidate Gary Johnson earned 11%. A total of 905,928 kids cast their virtual ballot on KidsPickThePresident.com. You can read Nickelodeon's official press release announcing the news here on NickALive!.
Nickelodeon launched the 2016 Kids Pick the President "Kids' Vote" on Friday 28th October 2016, and have encouraged kids can cast their vote for who they would like to be the 45th President of the United States at kidspickthepresident.com.
Nickelodeon announced the Democratic Party nominee the winner of Kids Pick the President "Kids' Vote" live on-air on Saturday, Nov. 5, during an evening of special programming featuring fun, “election”-themed episodes of Nick’s hit live-action series Henry Danger, Game Shakers, School of Rock and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. The night’s lineup was hosted by Riele Downs (Henry Danger), Benjamin Flores Jr. (Game Shakers), Ricardo Hurtado (School of Rock) and Lizzy Greene (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn), who were on hand encouraging kids to get involved and cast their votes. At approximately 9:35 p.m., the Nick stars will reveal who kids nationwide have selected as their choice for the next President of the United States. Voting results aired across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and NickMusic.
Beginning with the network's inaugural “Kids' Vote” in 1998, kids have correctly chosen the next U.S. president in advance of the national election six out of the last seven times. Nickelodeon's “Kids’ Vote” is the cornerstone of the network's Kids Pick the President cross-platform campaign, which is designed to build young citizens' awareness of the election process.
Nickelodeon’s Kids Pick the President cross-platform campaign is informed by its research findings, and has been designed to answer kids’ questions, keep them informed about the issues they care about and let their voices be heard. As an educational and fun resource for kids, the campaign features a fully interactive website allowing kids to weigh in on the election process and the race’s issues in real time; on-air interstitials that guide kids through the electoral process; and featured a prime-time TV special that offered profiles of each candidate.
The website also includes additional, fun features like: If You Were President for a Day, an interactive game allowing kids to take a personality quiz to determine what they would do if they were president for the day, and receive a custom newspaper-style, downloadable keepsake; and Ask the Candidates cards, letting kids submit and share questions they would like answered.
Additional source: Wikipedia.
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