An American elementary school which has been correctly predicting US presidents since Richard Nixon in 1968 has foreseen victory for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the November 8 general elections.
Students at the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Yorktown Heights near here have never been wrong on a presidential election since correctly predicting in 1968 that Richard Nixon would be the US president, a report in NBC New York said.
“Our whole staff is a little nervous. We are a good predictor (of who will win the presidential election),” said Principal Patricia Moore in the report.
Teachers explained the electoral process to students and instead of focusing on candidates, students were asked about traits that qualify a candidate as a good president, Moore said.
“We have been trying to stay away from the candidates and really talk to them about the process of what is happening and preparing them for their roles as voters as well,” said teacher Danielle Stiehl.
The school students, too young to vote, lined up single file inside an election-themed classroom and a teacher assisted students with voting by instructing them to pull a lever in the direction of their choice.
This year, 69-year-old Clinton won the popular vote in the school with 52 per cent as compared to 70-year-old Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the report added.