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We have let too many other people have all the fun of predicting the outcome of the election. It’s our turn. Using the video game The Political Machine 2016 and the power of Facebook Live streaming, we are pitting Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump and seeing who wins.

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You can watch the contest (and some others) here:

UPDATE - 4:06pm: The stream is over. We simulated four elections, two involving Clinton vs Trump and two involving different pairs. We also had run a test before it started.

Best thing about the video game versions of these contests? The campaign ran just 21 simulated weeks that took fewer than 10 minutes in real-time.

Here are the results:

Trump (304) defeats Clinton (234)

From a test run not included on the livestream

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Clinton (368) Beats Trump (170)

Our first contest from the livestream

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Clinton (435) Crushes Trump (103)

Our second contest from the livestream

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Bernie Sanders (302) Tops Jeb Bush (236)

Candidates chosen by our livestream viewers

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Jill Stein (310) Trumps Gary Johnson (228)

Candidates chosen by our livestream viewers

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Editor-in-Chief. Playing: AC Odyssey (need to get back to Ashen, Spider-Man, RDR2, Iconoclasts, Arkham Origins, Sushi Striker, Samus Returns, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint)

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