It's true. Mock Convention is an entirely student run organization. Everything from the website you are visitng to the final political prediction in February 2020 comes from students at Washington and Lee University. We pride ourselves on providing the same level of professionality that you would expect from any full-time organization, while trying to turn-in our homework on time.
Mock Convention is first and foremost a research project, its purpose being to correctly predict the presidential nominee for the political party not currently occupying the White House. This research is objective; a-political, not bi-partisan. Our political team works tireslessly to gather the best information possible, to gain a full picture of the current political terrain in order to make an accurate, and unbiased prediction.
Not to toot our own horn, but Mock Convention has a legacy of excellence. For the past 26 cycles, students of Washington and Lee University have been stepping up their game, and their accuracy to garner the national reputation the convention holds today. The 2016 cycle was one of the first conventions in the country to predict the rise of President Donald Trump, and the 2020 team plans to extend this history of accuracy.
Winter Infosession: TBD
Feb-Break Alumni Visits: 2/18-2/22
Spring Kick-Off: 5/2-5/4