Packers Win! Does Kerry?

Since 1930ish, the outcome of the Washington Redskins home game just prior to each Presidential election has correctly predicted the winner of that election see earlier story here). That game was held on Sunday October 31st, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Washington Redskins.

Kerry in a landslide!
Posted at 17:05 on Oct. 31, 2004

Redskins loss to Packers means Kerry should win

LANDOVER, Md. – John Kerry supporters have a welcome omen for their candidate: The Green Bay Packers defeated the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

If history holds, the 28-14 result portends a victory for Kerry on Tuesday because the result of the Redskins’ final home game before the presidential election has always accurately predicted the White House winner. If the Redskins win, the incumbent party wins. If they lose, the incumbent party is ousted.

“Oh, yeah, he’s going to win. It’s guaranteed,” said Packers safety Darren Sharper, a Kerry supporter. “I don’t have to vote now. Don’t even have to go to the polls. Saved me a trip on Tuesday.”

The streak began in 1933, when the Boston Braves were renamed the Redskins. Since then, beginning with Franklin Roosevelt’s re-election in 1936, the trend has held, including a 2000 Redskins loss to the Tennessee Titans that predicted George W. Bush’s win over Al Gore.

– The Associated Press

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