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Children vote for favorite superhero, Batman v. Superman

Emerson Schiller, 2, casts her vote at the North Carroll Branch of the Carroll County Library on Election day. She had the choice voting between Superman or Batman.
Emerson Schiller, 2, casts her vote at the North Carroll Branch of the Carroll County Library on Election day. She had the choice voting between Superman or Batman. (KEN KOONS/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times)

Trump or Cruz? Sanders or Clinton? While Carroll voters confronted these choices at polling places around the county, the North Carroll branch of the Carroll County Public Library asked its younger patrons to make their own important decision — who is the better hero, Batman or Superman?

To get children interested and excited for Election Day, the library set up its own polling place, complete with paper ballots, books about each of the heroes and oversized comic book covers of their earliest appearances. Children dropped in their votes throughout the day, picking the Man of Steel or Caped Crusader as their personal favorites. For those who prefer the Marvel Universe, or nonfictional heroes, the ballots also included a slot for write-in votes.

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Josephine Callahan, 8, said she likes Batman the most, but didn't really know why. She said he was just cool.

In contrast, Carmaya Bowman, 11, said she was more excited to vote against Superman than to vote for Batman.

"I don't like Superman," Carmaya said. "I think he's just a big show-off."

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