As of last night, the race was too tight to call. But this afternoon, we are happy to announce the results of the the inaugural Horn Book KidLit Election.
Your 2012 Horn Book KidLit Election winners: Green Party candidates The Lorax and Miss Rumphius!
The race was a close one, with dark-horse third-party candidate The Lorax beating out frontrunner Charlotte A. Cavatica (D) by a mere 4% of the total votes. Ms. Cavatica conceded late Tuesday night, saying she was “humbled” by the nation’s support and already planning a 2016 presidential bid.
The 2012 KidLit Presidential Election results:
Green Party presidential candidate The Lorax and running mate Alice Rumphius: 36%
Democratic Party presidential candidate Charlotte A. Cavatica and running mate Octavian Nothing: 32%
Independent Party presidential candidate Ole Golly and running mate Clementine: 9%
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Brian Robeson and running mate Gale Hawthorne: 6%
Republican Party presidential candidate Jamie Kincaid and running mate Edward Cullen: 5%
Write-in candidates accounted for 12% of the total votes. Nominated candidates and full tickets included:
The Pigeon and Charlotte A. Cavatica
Ole Golly and Charlotte A. Cavatica
The Little Prince and Despereaux Tilling
Heather and Charlotte A. Cavatica
Anne Shirley and Charlotte A. Cavatica
Elephant and Piggie
The Lorax and Edward Cullen
Edward Cullen and Bella Cullen
Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet
Amelia Bedelia and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle: The You Can Count on Change Party!
The BFG and James (of James and the Giant Peach): The Dahl Party
This post is part of our ongoing KidLit Election 2012 coverage. For candidate platforms, debates, victory and concession speeches, and more, click on the tag KidLit Election 2012.