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Allan Lichtman 13 Keys Briefing

Lichtman Busts the Biggest Myth of the 2012 Election for Foreign Journalists

Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at American University's College of Arts and Sciences, discusses The Keys to the White House, a system he designed to forecast the outcomes of U.S. elections. He stated, "The theory behind the keys is that if it is not primarily candidates that turn elections, it is rather elections turn on performance." Lichtman makes his prediction for the 2012 presidential election, and takes questions from members of the State Department's Foreign Press Center on U.S. politics and the role of the election forecaster. Learn more about Lichtman on his professor profile. Read details about the keys in this article.