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FreakinDJ

(17,644 posts)
Sun Jan 10, 2016, 12:05 PM Jan 2016

Mock Election Predicts Bernie Sanders as Next President

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That was of this this isn't just at Western Illinois University has held mock elections out of accurately predicted the winner of the presidential election since 1975. They've been right.


At the university had Bernie Sanders winning the primary against Hillary Clinton by an almost 21 margin they predicting long way.


http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/mock-election-predicts-bernie-sanders-president-36168337
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Mock Election Predicts Bernie Sanders as Next President (Original Post) FreakinDJ Jan 2016 OP
It's been 2-3 months since the last time this was posted so maybe someone missed it. brooklynite Jan 2016 #1
ABC News says 2 days ago FreakinDJ Jan 2016 #2
They may have also missed that, since 1975... OilemFirchen Jan 2016 #8
I did a mock election in my house last night wyldwolf Jan 2016 #3
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Jan 2016 #4
Could you please check your post? Sentences are nonsensical... JudyM Jan 2016 #5
Please read your post again. MineralMan Jan 2016 #6
Did the author of that write it New Years Eve ... JoePhilly Jan 2016 #7
The idiots who did this mock election do not understand the rules for awarding Delegates Gothmog Jan 2016 #9

wyldwolf

(43,875 posts)
3. I did a mock election in my house last night
Sun Jan 10, 2016, 12:19 PM
Jan 2016

... had some friends over, a couple of DNC members, local candidates and pols, rank and file Dems. Hillary won. Imagine that.

MineralMan

(146,405 posts)
6. Please read your post again.
Sun Jan 10, 2016, 01:49 PM
Jan 2016

I doubt that language came from your link. Even ABC News doesn't write like that. Never mind that this is a very old story. What you put in quotes isn't on that link.

Gothmog

(147,193 posts)
9. The idiots who did this mock election do not understand the rules for awarding Delegates
Sun Jan 10, 2016, 05:01 PM
Jan 2016

Under the rules for the Democratic Party, delegates are awarded proportionately. This silly but ignorant poll has Sanders winning 100% of the delegates in most states



The only way that a candidate can win 100% of the delegates in a state is if no other candidate gets 15% either in a district or statewide. The idiots who did this mock election do not understand the rules of the Democratic Primary

It is sad that anyone thinks that this silly exercise means anything

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