Students cast votes in mock election
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Cannon County High School conducted a Student Mock Election on October 30th, 2014. U.S. Government students in William F. Curtis's classes conducted the election during students' first period. Advanced Placement U.S. Government Students distributed the ballots to all classes, collected the ballots, and analyzed and published the results. These results of the mock election were uploaded to the National My Voice - Student/Parent Mock Election (NSPME) and One Vote - Division of Channel One.

"The My Voice National Student Mock Election is the largest civic engagement project in the United States, and is built on the more than 30 years of work of the National Student/Parent Mock Election. With My Voice, the Pearson Foundation is creating a digital initiative to encourage student voice in school and the community all year long."
"The History of The National Student Mock Election includes being co-founded by Edward Stanley and Gloria Kirshner in 1980, as the National Student/Parent Mock Election. After more than 30 years, and 19 elections, it still stands as the nation's largest civic education project and the world's largest national mock election. Over the years, National Student/Parent Mock Election is used to help over 50 million students learn about our nation's electoral process and the meaning of democracy."

507 Total Students voted in the Mock Election and their results are as follows:

Cannon County High School Mock Election
Results - Thursday, 10-30-2014
Total Students Voting = 507 out of 606 (83.66%)

Governor

Bill Haslam - Republican Party - 246 votes or 59.86%
Charles V. "Charlie" Brown - Democratic Party - 97 Votes or (21.05%)
Shaun Crowell - Constitution Party - 12 or 2.6%
Isa Infante - Green Party - 25 or 5.4%
Steven Damon Coburn - Independent Candidate - 9 votes or 1.9%
John Jay Hooker - Independent Candidate - 30 votes or 6.5%
Daniel T. Lewis - Independent Candidate - 12 votes or 2.6%

United States Senate

Lamar Alexander - Republican Party Nominee - 244 votes or 54.22%
Gordon Ball - Democratic Party Nominee - 87 votes or 19.33%
Joe Wilmoth - Constitution Party Nominee - 9 votes or 2.00%
Martin Pleasant - Green Party Nominee - 14 votes or 3.11%
Tom Emerson, Jr. - Independent Candidate -11 votes or 2.44%
Edmund L. Gauthier - Independent Candidate -11 votes or 2.44%
Joshua James - Independent Candidate - 19 votes or 4.22%
Danny Page - Independent Candidate - 14 votes or 3.11%
Bartholomew J. Phillips - Independent Candidate - 16 votes or 3.55%
C. Salekin - Independent Candidate - 2 votes or 0.44%
Eric Schechter - Independent Candidate - 10 votes or 2.22%
Rick Tyler - Independent Candidate - 13 votes 2.52%


United States House of Representatives
6th Congressional District

Diane Black - Republican Party Nominee - 292 votes or 67.90%

Amos Scott Powers - Democratic Party Nominee - 82 votes or 19.07%

Mike Winton - Independent Candidate - 56 votes or 13.02%

Tennessee Senate
17th Senatorial District

Mae Beavers - Republican Party Nominee - 408 or 80.47% of ALL Voters

Tennessee House of Representatives
46th Representative District

Mark A. Pody - Republican Party Nominee - 227 votes or 59.27%

Candace Reed - Democratic Party Nominee - 156 votes or 40.73%

Cannon County Referendum

For legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in Cannon County - 118 votes or 42.90%

Against legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in Cannon County - 157 votes or 57.09%.

Highway Routing Resolution:
The following question is for advisory purposes only. No legal effect shall result from the adoption or rejection of any route. Which of the following routes for the Woodbury Bypass most closely
represents your preference?
Northern Route - 91 votes or 20.59%
Southern Route - 152 votes or 34.38%
Center Route - 199 votes or 45.02%


Constitutional Amendment Proposals:

Constitutional Amendment #1
Shall Article I, of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section: Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.

Yes - 267 votes or 57.71% No - 221 votes or 45.28%


Constitutional Amendment #2
Shall Article VI, Section 3 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by deleting the first and second sentences and by
substituting instead the following: Judges of the Supreme Court or any intermediate appellate court shall be appointed for a full term or to fill a vacancy by and at the discretion of the governor; shall be confirmed by the Legislature; and thereafter, shall be elected in a retention election by the qualified voters of the state. Confirmation by default occurs if the Legislature fails to reject an appointee within sixty calendar days of either the date of appointment, if made during the annual legislative session, or the convening date of the next annual legislative session, if made out of session. The Legislature is authorized to prescribe such provisions as may be necessary to carry out Sections two and three of this article.

Yes - 244 votes or 52.92% No - 217 votes or 47.07%


Constitutional Amendment #3
Shall Article II, Section 28 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following sentence at the end of the final
substantive paragraph within the section: Notwithstanding the authority to tax privileges or any other authority set forth in this Constitution, the Legislature shall not levy, authorize or otherwise permit any state or local tax upon payroll or earned personal income or any state or local tax measured by payroll or earned personal income; however, nothing contained herein shall be construed as prohibiting any tax in effect on January 1, 2011, or adjustment of the rate of such tax.

Yes - 262 votes or 58.35% No - 187 or 41.64%


Constitutional Amendment #4
Shall Article XI, Section 5 of the Constitution of Tennessee be
amended by deleting the following language: All other forms of lottery not authorized herein are expressly prohibited unless authorized by a
two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general
assembly for an annual event operated for the benefit of a 501(c)(3)
organization located in this state, as defined by the 2000 United States Tax Code or as may be amended from time to time. and by substituting instead the following language: All other forms of lottery not authorized herein are expressly prohibited unless authorized by a
two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general
assembly for an annual event operated for the benefit of a 501(c)(3) or a 501(c)(19) organization, as defined by the 2000 United States
Tax Code, located in this state.

Yes - 208 votes or 45.6% No - 248 votes or 54.38%


U.S. Government students at Cannon County High School encourage all Cannon County citizens to please exercise the right to vote in this very important election on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014!

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