LMU Museum tracking election


Special to the Claiborne Progress



The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum at Lincoln Memorial University is keeping a close watch on the 2016 Presidential election with its exhibit “Election Central.”

“Election Central” is a direct voting opportunity that allows visitors of the LMU museum to participate in an American right of passage. Each candidate running for the presidency, along with President Abraham Lincoln, is represented on the ballots provided for voting.

“The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum has provided an unofficial voting location for America’s presidential election for the last decade,” said Steven Wilson, assistant director and curator of the ALLM.

According to museum staff, the Republican presidential candidate in the lead is usually the norm. This year is no exception, save for the fact that the current Republican leader in the mock election is Abraham Lincoln.

Results are collected and tallied from “Election Central” daily and are posted in the exhibit for viewing. Six presidential candidates have received votes. Aside from Lincoln, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Gary Johnson have all made headway. Voting is available at any time during business hours of the ALLM: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

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Special to the Claiborne Progress

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