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Sports outcomes that predict the outcome of the presidential election

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BOSTON (FOX 25 / If you want to predict who will win the presidential election on Tuesday, you may need to look no further than the sports channel. Some say that there are a few trends in the world of sports that can indicate what party will win.

The World Series could spell out success for President Barack Obama. The San Francisco Giants won and the pattern suggests that if the National League team wins, the Democrat wins. An American League win means the Republican will win. This has held true in 11 of the last 15 elections including each of the last three.

The next trend has a perfect 7 for 7 record dating back to 1984. LSU plays Alabama on Saturday night. When Alabama beats LSU in an election year, the Democrat wins. When LSU wins, the Republican wins. Alabama is currently favored to win by 8 points.

This trend is perhaps the most well-known. It is known as the Redskin rule. When the Redskins win their last home game before the election, the incumbent party wins the election. If the Redskins lose, the challenger wins. This has held true in 17 of the last 18 elections dating back to 1940. The Redskins play at home against Carolina on Sunday and are favored to win by 3 points.

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