Spoiler alert: The winner of the 2016 election has already been set.
A scientist who’s accurately named the winner for the last three decades has weighed in on this year’s election and, drum roll ….
Who’s the genius behind this major prediction?
The Washington Post reports: “Nobody knows for certain who will win on Nov. 8 – but one man is pretty sure: Professor Allan Lichtman, who has correctly predicted the winner of the popular vote in every presidential election since 1984.”
Lichtman’s “Keys to the White House” is a system that relies on 13 true-false statements to determine the winner. And it’s so accurate, it’s predicted the winners of eight presidential elections between 1984 and 2012.
“The keys are 13 true/false questions, where an answer of ‘true’ always favors the reelection of the party holding the White House, in this case the Democrats,” the Washington Post went on. “And the keys are phrased to reflect the basic theory that elections are primarily judgments on the performance of the party holding the White House. If six or more of the 13 keys are false – that is, they go against the party in power – they lose.”
If fewer than six are false, the party already holding the power is elected for another four years, the newspaper went on.
Allen West reported the findings: “On two occasions Donald Trump has pulled ahead against Hillary Clinton in the polls, according to the Real Clear Politics average, which averages together dozens of national polls. While Hillary is still ahead in the polls, this election is going to be a nail-biter for sure. If we look at the polls at the state-by-state level, Trump is only one state away from victory.”
Source: Allen West