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The Washington and Lee University Mock Convention is a simulated presidential nominating convention held every four years by the students of W&L. Its goal is to predict who the party out of power in the White House will nominate to run for President of the United States.

Since 1908, the students of Washington and Lee University have come together to create one of the most ambitious, non-partisan student political research projects in the country. With the stage set for an intense contest for the 2020 Democratic nomination, we invite you to join us as, for the 27th time, we celebrate the complexity and importance of the electoral process.

 
 

How do we do it?

Fifty-seven student state delegations draw on the latest polling data and the insight of analysts to predict the distribution of delegates for their state. It takes months of meticulous research, and this project is at the core of every Mock Convention.