Contest Challenges People to Predict Political Races

Posted: November 2, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

The George Mason Battle of the Political Prognosticators contest is underway and the deadline to enter is Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6 a.m. The contest contains two parts: predicting the number of electoral votes received by the presidential candidates, and predicting the winners of the U.S. Senate races. The tie-breaker will be to predict the partisan makeup of the House of Representatives.

The contest is sponsored by the Department of Public and International Affairs and is free and open to everyone. Mason students are competing for prizes, but the overall winner will be acknowledged regardless of his or her status. Student prizes are $75 for first place and $50 for second place in the senate race contest, and $50 for first place and $25 for second place in the presidential electoral vote contest.

Predictions are submitted on the Battle of the Political Prognosticators web site. The site is informative, with several links to help people research their choices. For more information, contact Joel Clark at x31415.

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