Washington and Lee Mock Convention

Washington and Lee Mock Convention is a simulated Presidential nominating convention and is held once every four years, during the early stages of the U.S. Presidential Primary, at Washington and Lee University. Although Oberlin College has the distinction of having the oldest student-run mock political convention in the country, W&L's convention has the reputation for being the most accurate. [ [http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/politics/2008/01/17/campus-pundits-winning-record.html At Mock Convention, Washington and Lee Students Showcase Their Uncanny Knack for Picking Presidential Candidates - US News and World Report ] ] It often receives gavel-to-gavel coverage on C-SPAN.

Since its inception in 1908, the student body has been correct 18 out of 23 times,dubious with only one incorrect prediction since 1948.update needed

The Mock Convention that took place on January 25 and 26, 2008 projected Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic nominee for that election year. The Mock Convention was mistaken, however, as Barack Obama was eventually elected as the nominee. [ http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/politics/2008/01/28/clinton-wins-student-mock-convention.html Clinton Wins Student Mock Convention - US News and World Report ] ]

External links

* [http://mockcon.wlu.edu Washington and Lee Mock Convention]


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