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Super Tuesday Invades Local Middle School

February 5, 2008

Super Tuesday voting made it's way into one local middle school on Tuesday.

Eighth graders at Buford Middle School in Charlottesville marked their ballots in a mock presidential primary.

Depending on their last name voters had to register as either a Democrat or Republican.

"We had them look at the issues. We had them look at all the different candidates and how they feel about the issues to really make an informed decision," said civics teacher, Scott Stoddard.

Margie Folley, Buford's Vice President casted her ballot in favor of John McCain; a decision she said she made on her own, with no help from her parents.

"My mom is very aware of the political process, although she's towards Barack Obama, my views are very different from hers," said Folley.

Buford's president, Rickquan Jones said, "Growing up it was like my mom's a democrat or my mom's a republican, so therefore I'm a democrat or republican. It (voting) makes us choose what we really are as a person."

In the Buford primary, John McCain won for the republicans and Barack Obama won for the democrats.


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