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Western Illinois University (WIU) has been running mock elections since 1975, with the outcome meant to determine who the next president of the United States will be. And since 1975, the prediction has not been wrong.


In the height of the race for the 2016 election, the university has released their results, finding that Democrat Bernie Sanders would become the next president of the United States, with former Governor Martin O’Malley as his Vice President.

The WIU event, titled “The Road to the White House Starts at Western Illinois University,” is the largest mock presidential simulation in the United States. In the mock presidential election, which engaged thousands of students, Sanders won over 400 Electoral College votes.

The results of the mock election come as polls show that Democrat Hillary Clinton is leading the pack in polling, followed by Senator Sanders.

A Quinnipiac University poll on Tuesday said that Sanders would win over GOP front runner Donald Trump in a general election. The poll gave Sanders 51 percent, compared to Trump’s 38 percent.

This university has predicted the next president for the past 40 years. Here’s who they say will win in 2016 AP
Yasmeen Alamiri is a political reporter for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @Yalamiri
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