Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton released the results of Friday’s ‘Youth Vote 2018’ and the Republican ticket won the day.

Montana students chose Republican Matt Rosendale over Democrat Jon Tester 46.01 percent to 42.15 percent, with Libertarian Rick Breckenridge garnering 11.84 percent in the race for the U.S. Senate.

For the U.S. House of Representatives, Montana youth choose red over blue yet again, choosing to reelect Republican Greg Gianforte over Democrat Kathleen Williams by 46.35 percent to 40.4 percent, with Libertarian Elinor Swanson receiving 13.25 percent.

On the ballot measures, students chose to approve LR-28 (The Six- Mil Levy) LR-129 (Ballot Safety), I-185 (The Tobacco Tax Initiative) and also approved I-186 (The Mining Measure)

In perhaps the most important vote of the day, elementary school kids chose pizza as their favorite lunch, while older students selected basketball as their favorite sport.

Stapleton said, ‘It’s an honor for me to help Montana’s youth learn a little bit more about the process of electing the leadership in our republic form of government. If we can introduce this process to our kids at a younger age, I know we will have even higher levels of voter participation.”

Stapleton joined 19 Billings kindergartners  as they cast their votes. He discussed with them the importance of voting, answering their questions, as well as reading with them.

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