Election Day was November 6 this year. President Barack Obama was running against Governor Mittt Romney for the highest office of the United States of America. It was an important day for the nation, and an important day for OLMA. This was highlighted by the election presentation that OLMA held during all history classes on Election Day 2012.
The presentation was headed by Mr. Geagan and the AP Government classes. Pamphlets made by the AP Gov’ students were handed out to everyone. There was a pamphlet for each candidate, showing the major points of their campaigns in areas such as foreign policy, education, the economy (including taxes), immigration, healthcare, and personal values. The groups that wrote each pamphlet gave summary presentations for their assigned candidate. Mr. Geagan spoke about how it was important to vote whether or not you live in a “swing state.” He also explained the difference between “swing states,” “red states,” “blue states,” and how the Electoral College works.
Afterward, interested students “voted” on a system set up on the library iPads through the OLMA website. The results of OLMA’s “Presidential Election” were announced by Bailey Sutton, at the end of the day. If the Circle of Mercy dictated the President of the United States, Governor Mitt Romney would’ve knocked Barack Obama out of the White House: 259 votes compared to 144 votes.