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Election Night Results
By Crystal McRae, 10
Scholastic Student Reporter


John Edwards speaks to his supporters after winning the South Carolina primary. (Photo: Steven Ehrenberg)
After spending the day polling voters and talking to the media, we met at Jillian's restaurant. We were going to watch the election results come in with John Edwards supporters, and with the candidate himself.

It was exciting, noisy, and the press was everywhere. At 7:00 p.m., it was announced that John Edwards had won the primary. The crowd went wild. Everyone was waiting for John Edwards's victory speech.

Finally, John Edwards arrived. Supporters were yelling, jumping, and having fun. There was a lot of handshaking and pushing as John Edwards made his way onto the stage. During his speech he said, "If you give me a shot at Bush, I will give you back the White House."

He said that everywhere he went. After he said it that night, red, white, and blue balloons fell on the crowd. I caught two balloons—one red and one blue. After the balloons fell, the day ended. It was a sad ending because our job was done. The South Carolina primary was over, and so was our week of reporting.

My experience was great. I learned to write articles and to always keep a positive attitude no matter how much work there is to do. I loved being a Scholastic Student Reporter and I will never forget my experience.