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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton drop in as schools vote in mock US elections

As US election fever peaks across the globe, schools have been holding mock elections - and plenty of pupils are voting for Trump

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As US election fever peaks across the globe, schools have been holding mock elections - and plenty of pupils are voting for Trump

It is election day in the United States and the tension over who will become the next President is building to a head.

Schools across the pond and in the UK have been marking the occasion with mock elections to learn about democracy.

While some schools took a very serious approach with professional-looking polling booths, others threw up a few flags and dusted off their Donald Trump masks.

Schools have been using Twitter to broadcast their activities and results. Here are a few of the best tweets:

Pupils at Leicester High School in Leicester had a rather surprising visit from the candidates themselves:

We had #Donald & #Hilary in today to help us to decide how to vote in the US mock election. Very insightful & awfully kind to pop by.... pic.twitter.com/fDXjXkfYug

— LeicesterHighSchool (@LeicesterHigh) November 8, 2016

And students at New Hall School in Chelmsford were reassured to hear that Trump was "pro women":

The Sixth Form Trump and Clinton campaign teams are persuading students which way to vote #USADecides #NewHallDecides @newhallpolitics pic.twitter.com/drTO2xSdUX

— New Hall School (@NewHallSchool) November 8, 2016

Meanwhile, in the US, some classes came out in favour of Clinton:

Our class had a secret ballot mock election! And the winner is... pic.twitter.com/GMK8KqV4n5

— Amy Scherer (@AmyScherer3rdGr) November 8, 2016

While others, were firmly on the other side of the electoral fence:

The results are in....Donald Trump / Mike Pence win the 2016 Buckhorn High School #MockElection!!! #Election2016 #Vote2016 pic.twitter.com/l67LH0KBTg

— Buckhorn High School (@buckhorn_high) November 8, 2016

And of course, it was important to get the basics in place so as not to spoil the ballot paper:

James' K class has mock election today. We practiced recognizing her name and writing it! #ImWithHer #Kids4Hillary pic.twitter.com/bJYro98JPP

— Judy Hanrahan (@jpandjudy) November 8, 2016

And one teacher warded off any threat of voter apathy with...sweets and stickers:

Rock the Vote in Mrs. A's Mock Election in Room 506- raffle, candy, and I Voted stickers!!! #USA #Merica pic.twitter.com/aaoQniqPoU

— Laura Antle (@SBsMama17) November 8, 2016

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