Results in for 2018 student mock election

Megan Norman, Reporter

Thursday, Nov. 1, students were given the opportunity to vote as part of a mock election of the 2018 midterm elections, which will take place Tuesday, Nov. 6.

941 people participated across the six different elections that could be voted on. For the United States Senate, the Republican incumbent Deb Fischer won with 56% of the vote. For Representative in Congress, Republican incumbent Jeff Fortenberry won with 55.3%.

For Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Republican incumbents Pete Ricketts and Mick Foley won with 61.9% of the vote. For the Bellevue Public Schools District 1 School Board, the top three were Maureen McNamara with 52.2%, John Cook with 49.3%, and Nina Wolford with 49%.

For the Mayor of Bellevue, Rusty Hike won with 71.8% of the vote. And lastly, in Initiative Measure 427, which is the Medicaid Expansion Initiative, the bill was passed with 76.7% voting for.

This mock election takes place every two years.

“We’re just trying to encourage people to vote, even though this doesn’t count,” social studies teacher Lou Harrison said. “Hopefully it motivates some people to vote for real.”