Results of student mock election may shock you … or not

Students in the San Francisco Unified School District want to legalize marijuana, allow noncitizen parents to vote and reelected Hydra Mendoza to the school board, according results from a mock election held last week.

More than 8,000 high school students weighed in on one federal race, seven state races, three state propositions, four local propositions, the Board of Education and the Board of Supervisors.

According to the results, 51.2 percent of students want to see marijuana legalized by voting in favor of Proposition 19; 59.1 percent of students want to see noncitizens given the right to vote by approving Proposition D; and 73.1 percent of students voted against the controversial sit-lie law.

In the governor’s race, 45.2 percent of students voted for Jerry Brown, compared to 13.2 percent of students that voted for Meg Whitman. Mayor Gavin Newsom ran away with the lieutenant governor’s race with 55.6 percent of students voting for him.

As far as the governing board that affects what students do, they elected Starchild (41.8 percent) Tom Chan (32.2 percent) and Hydra Mendoza (31.1 percent) to serve on the Board of Education.

All of age San Francisco voters have to wait until Nov. 2 to cast their votes.

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