Nickelodeon has announced the winner of their Kids Pick the President Campaign -- and it's President Barack Obama!
"President Obama received 65 percent of the vote and former Governor Mitt Romney received 35 percent," the network said. "In order to more closely replicate the actual election, and to ensure the results were more authentic, this year the voting was limited to one vote per electronic device. Kids were able to cast their votes online from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22."
President Obama sat with Nick News at the White House to answer kids’ questions and aired previously taped video clips of Romney addressing issues raised by kids. Romney was unable to participate in the special.
"What politicians do definitely affects kids but for me, it's not about who wins," Ellerbee said in a prepared statement. “It's about creating tomorrow's voters. Democracy takes work. We're the practice field."
"Since it began in 1988, kids have correctly picked the winner (in advance of the national election) five out of the last six times," the network said. "More than half a million votes were cast in the network’s online poll."
So. What does this mean? The odds-makers in Vegas would be happy to have a chat with you. THAT'S what it means. Oh, it also means that kids are indeed listening to their parents about some things of importance.
Written by: Diva Julia