The GOP may hold the advantage in Pasco County among registered voters — with 120,860 registered Republicans compared to 108,154 Democrats and 82,087 other party voters — but the student vote is decidedly Democratic.
After the polls closed Tuesday night, Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley posted the results of the Kids Voting Tampa Bay 2012 Presidential Mock Election Results in Pasco County.
About 95,915 Pasco students participated in the mock election. About 56 percent of them (53,530) voted for President Barack Obama, compared with 41 percent (39,469) for GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Another 3 percent (2,916) cast their ballots for another candidate.
In the U.S. Senate race, 57 percent of the students (30,157) voted for Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, compared with 30 percent (15,977) for Republican Connie Mack.
The two non-party candidates, Bill Gaylor (3,799) and Chris Borgia (3,399), each garnered about 7 percent of the vote.
Kids Voting Tampa Bay is a nonprofit organization that partners with local supervisors of election to educate students on becoming engaged citizens.