National Constitution Center Gives Kids A Chance To Weigh In On Presidential Election
By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The National Constitution Center gave youngsters – below the legal voting age – a chance to register their preferences in Tuesday’s presidential election.
It’s unscientific, but it may be a bellweather of how things could turn in Philadelphia.
Jenna Winterle is in charge of special events for the center. She supervised the “Gumball Vote.”
“Drop a red gumball for Mitt Romney,” Winterle says. “You can drop a blue gumball for Barack Obama.”
Judging by the tubes holding the gumballs, it’s a landslide victory for Obama.
A group of visiting children from Delaware County had plenty to say about their votes.
“Barack Obama. Barack Obama. I know he cares a lot about education.”
(ABRAMS: Who did you vote for?)
“I voted for Barack Obama. I’ve done some research about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama and I thought I agreed with Obama.”
“I voted for Mitt Romney.”
(ABRAMS: Why did you vote for Mitt Romney?)
“Because I think he has good ideas for health care.”