On Tuesday, Nickelodeon hosted its "Kids Pick The President" straw poll, in which young viewers of the network give their own opinion on who should win the presidential election. The poll has no electoral significance, given that kids cannot vote and given that the survey methodology is not scientific and lets anyone opt in regardless of how it balances the sample.
Despite this, pro-Trump internet trolls reportedly sought to hijack the results, spreading the message to get people to flood the poll with votes for President Donald Trump.
In the end, however, they couldn't even do it. Joe Biden won the poll, 53 percent to 47 percent.
Nickelodeon's "Kids Pick The President" poll getting hit by bots trying to sway a NICKELODEON thing is the most dep… https://t.co/ZWw3CpMTCJ— julia alexander (@julia alexander)1603841823.0
Several 4chan threads tried to get people to bombard Nickelodeon's Kids Pick the President poll with votes for Trum… https://t.co/FQwktdLMDy— Ben Collins (@Ben Collins)1603841936.0
Trump still lost the poll.— Ben Collins (@Ben Collins)1603842046.0