2004 Presidential Election - Results Summary

The 8th grade classes had a unit on government.  In that unit they focused on major documents that impact the establishment of government and how it affects citizens.  They also studied what it means to me a U.S. citizen.  One of the cuminating events was to conduct a mock election so that students could get the feel for what it is like to vote and to hear the winner announced.
 
The 6th and 7th grade also participated in the vote and had conversations in class about the election and the candidates who were running.  They too got to participate in the mock election. [Social Studies Department]

87% of Angevine students cast their electronic ballots (in the Tech. Lab.) during the 2004 Mock Presidential & U. S. Senate Elections on November 1 & November 2, 2004.

Here are summary results by their Social Studies classes (B-day & A-day):

John Kerry
George Bush
Ken Salazar
Pete Coors
Ms. McConnell
11/01 - 46%
11/01 - 54%
11/01 - 50%
11/01 - 50%
11/02 - 67%
11/02 - 33%
11/02 - 56%
11/02 - 44%
Ms. Kelly
11/01 - 61%
11/01 - 39%
11/01 - 64%
11/01 - 36%
11/02 - 54%
11/02 - 46%
11/02 - 59%
11/02 - 41%
Ms. Trujillo
11/01 - 72%
11/01 - 28%
11/01 - 67%
11/01 - 33%
11/02 - 57%
11/02 - 43%
11/02 - 63%
11/02 - 37%
Ms. Hartman
11/01 - 74%
11/01 - 26%
11/01 - 72%
11/01 - 28%
11/02 - 55%
11/02 - 45%
11/02 - 63%
11/02 - 37%

Some news organizations reported that only 17% of the youth (18 - 29 y) participated this year (same % as the 2000 elections, although a larger number count based on increased voter turnout in 2004!).

The final results (as of November 7, 2004) according to CNN.com was:

[Source: CNN.com, November 7, 2004]

Overall, President Bush won the 2004 election by a 3% margin (51% - 48%).

 
All Voters
George Bush
John Kerry
Moral Values
22%
80%
18%
Economy/Jobs
20%
18%
80%
Terrorism
19%
86%
14%
Iraq
15%
26%
73%
Health Care
8%
23%
77%

[Source: MSNBC.com, Tim Russert's Meet the Press, November 7, 2004]

Using these numbers, one could account for the 3% difference, assuming all other factors remained equal.

 
George Bush
John Kerry
Moral Values
17.6%
4%
Economy/Jobs
3.6%
16%
Terrorism
16.3%
2.7%
Iraq
3.9%
11.0%
Health Care
1.8%
6.2%
TOTAL
43%
40%

Professor Robert Vanderbei at Princeton University has compied a neat County-by-County result for the 2004 Presidential Elections (Illustrated below).

[Source: http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/election2004/, November 7, 2004]