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There is actually a college football tie to the United States Presidential Election as it pertains to the result of the Alabama-LSU rivalry. The game, often played in early November, has lined up nicely with Election Day and even the results have correlated with the winning party during presidential election years dating back to 1984 (the eight previous election cycles).
|Election||Alabama-LSU winner||Presidential Winner|
|1984||LSU||Ronald Reagan (R)|
|1988||LSU||George H.W. Bush (R)|
|1992||Alabama||Bill Clinton (D)|
|1996||Alabama||Bill Clinton (D)|
|2000||LSU||George W. Bush (R)|
|2004||LSU||George W. Bush (R)|
|2008||Alabama||Barack Obama (D)|
|2012||Alabama||Barack Obama (D)|
We're not in the business of calling races or making any electoral predictions here at CBS Sports. For that, we must point you to the far more educated and responsible minds at CBS News for all the latest on the 2016 Election.
We're only presenting a trend via a data set (first spotted over at the SEC Network) that will be tested soon. If the trend holds, Alabama's victory over LSU is a good sign for Hillary Clinton's campaign.