Titan Tattler: Students hit the polls
Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 12, 2020
By Jackson Stanley
For the Clemmons Courier
As Election Day passes, the dust settles and one candidate emerges as the president of the United States, the U.S. anxiously awaited the official outcome of this beyond divisive election. The Associated Press predicted the democratic candidate Joe Biden to win with 290 votes to Republican candidate Donald Trump’s 214, with the outcomes of North Carolina and Georgia pending as of Tuesday. West Forsyth had its own voluntary mock election run by the Zephyr newspaper, while in the real election North Carolina is reportedly voting for Trump, Forsyth County’s majority voted for Biden. It was interesting to see how the students of West casted their votes.
The results came in with 66.6% of the votes going towards Biden, 29.3% going to Trump and a surprising 13.3% of participants electing not to choose a candidate.
For comparison, Forsyth County had a 56.2% vote towards Joe Biden and North Carolina as a whole reportedly voted majority 50.1% towards Trump.
Jackson Stanley is this year’s Titan Tattler.