Valentine’s Day contest: The winning essays

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  • Scott Weaver

    Is it possible to get a breakdown of votes? I entered for the sake of a science/math political project for my 4th graders. Our guiding question was related to how much popularity matters in voting/elections. We wonder how many votes the winners received by starting a voting campaign through Facebook, Twitter, direct email, word of mouth, etc. Today my class will read “the most romantic marriage proposals.” If possible, we’d love to get a breakdown of the voting to see the rank order of all the entries. They are making predictions about the rank of my Mountain Hike Happiness Proposal. Most put me near the bottom as we did not market it to my “constituents.” Are we correct? Do we understand American (popularity) voting contests?