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Brown, Boxer, and Yes on Prop 19 Popular With the Lunchbox Set

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As part of the MyVote California program, over 105,000 school kids from elementary, middle and high schools all over the state cast mock ballots for the upcoming midterm elections. Used as a hands-on civics lesson, the kids were able to have their say in the races for the Governorship, the Senate, and on the ballot propositions. Who did the kids pick to lead the state? For governor, the students voted in Jerry Brown (D) with 48.79% (51,305) of the votes, more than doubling Brown's closest opponent, Republican Meg Whitman, with 22.49% (23,644) of the votes. In another major California race, the stats are similar: Barbara Boxer (D) trounces Carly Fiorina (R) in the school-age demographic, 48.46% (47,707) to 22.36% (22,014).

When it comes to the various ballot propositions, the kids are in favor of legalizing marijuana by a slim margin, 51.68% yes to 48.32% no. They're split almost evenly on the controversial "Air Pollution Law" prop, number 23, 50.36% yes to 49.64% no.

Check out the rest of their picks to see what California's kids think about the upcoming election.