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Students In Laos Hold Mock U.S. Election, Because They Can't Vote In Their Country

Not sure if your vote really matters? Tell that to these kids.

Posted on November 6, 2012, at 3:48 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yes, waiting in line to vote can be a pain — and, apparently, so is figuring out how to register. But for millions of people around the world, it’s still a dream.

The American embassy in Laos last month helped organize a mock presidential election for students at the Lao American College in the capitol city of Vientiane.

Laos is run by a communist dictatorship and doesn’t have open elections or a free press. This is as close to democracy as these students will get, at least this year.

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