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WVWC class predicts Obama win

Posted: Thursday, Nov 1st, 2012

BUCKHANNON — Students in Dr. Rob Rupp’s Parties and Elections class at West Virginia Wesleyan College have never been wrong in predicting the presidential election, and this year, they’ve picked President Barack Obama as the likely winner.

After spending a semester studying the political history, current economic conditions and campaign presence in key swing states, on Thursday students predicted Obama will capture 290 electoral votes while challenger and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will receive 248 votes.

“The key was Obama had more organization on the ground,” Rupp said. “In some states he has twice the number of offices.”

He said that students concluded Romney’s growing momentum won’t be enough to sway the electorate.

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