Never-wrong mock election picks Bernie for 2016


OREGONLIVE.COM: Western Illinois mock presidential election, which has never been wrong in the past, selects Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders to be the next commander-in-chief.

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OREGONLIVE.COM: Western Illinois mock presidential election, which has never been wrong in the past, selects Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders to be the next commander-in-chief.

The response of the Western Courier, Western Illinois University’s independent student newspaper: “This radically dangerous result simply illustrates the emotional, economically illiterate and foolish tendencies of the average American voter…”

Sanders supporters beg to differ. Community members at the progressive website Daily Kos cheered the mock election result. They want to make sure WIU’s simulation maintains its 1.000 batting average. “Bernie could do this, if we all fought for him,” a community poster at the site wrote. “Don’t kill Tinker Bell.”

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