Romney Wins Washington & Lee's Mock Convention

Washington and Lee University holds the election every four years

Sunday, Feb 12, 2012  |  Updated 10:32 AM EDT
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Romney Wins Students' Mock Convention

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Mitt Romney is currently in a heated race to become the Republican presidential nominee.

But he won a vote on Saturday that does bode well for his chances in winning the GOP nomination.

Washington and Lee University held their traditional mock convention, and selected Romney as the winner.

The Lexington, Virginia college holds the mock election every four years, and always selects the nominee of the party out of power.

Romney took home 1,781 delegates, crushing the three other candidates.

The students have had a pretty good track record over the years. They’ve been doing this convention exercise since 1948, and have picked the wrong nominee only two times.

The students also made an interesting, and possibly biased selection for vice president, picking the state’s Republican governor, Bob McDonnell.

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