To promote civic education, Western Illinois University (WIU) Professors Hardy and Hemingway simulate presidential primaries and elections with student voters – in advance of the real events. The Mock Presidential Election is part of their American Democracy Project, and they’ve been it for the last 35 years. So far, the simulated student voter elections have been 100% accurate!
Dr. Rick Hardy and Dr. John Hemingway have been leading Mock Presidential Elections since 1975. During that time, students who have participated in these mock elections have chosen the winning party with 100% accuracy and have an astonishing record in selecting presidential winners.
— Western Illinois University Mock Presidential Election