The Herald, Sharon, PA Published Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000


McCain wins mock election

Westminster College students chose presidential and vice presidential candidates during the college’s traditional mock presidential nominating convention on Friday.

Republican Sen. John McCain came out the winner of the presidential nomination at the 16th quadrennial event at the college’s Memorial Field House. Clint Eastwood edged Elizabeth Dole out by a few votes to earn the vice presidential nomination, said Mark Meighen, director of communication services.

About 750 to 800 students participated in the event, Meighen said. Westminster’s mock convention, the second-longest running mock convention in the nation, was first organized in 1936 and focuses on the political party not presently occupying the White House. Students have chosen the candidate correctly seven times in the convention’s history. The convention provides students the opportunity to participate in and learn about the presidential nominating process, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college Dr. John Deegan Jr. said in a press release.

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