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chart gives you a di erent perspective on the same event: becoming the party’s nominee in the general election. Even when considering only two charts, you may not be able to draw any conclusions. It’s possible that one chart shows triumph and the other shows disaster, but you can’t count on that. For example, the declaration charts for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are inconclusive. Neither one suggests a clear winner or a clear path to the nomination.
The next event is the moment a candidate accepts the party’s nomination.
 e campaign towards the general election is not a continuation of the primary campaign. It’s an entirely di erent event, and it has its own chart.  e nomination charts would represent the campaign of each candidate heading towards the general election. But even the nomination charts can’t reveal the outcome of the election. We’re faced with the same problem we had with the declaration charts: multiple
perspectives on the same event and no clear, objective path to a de nitive answer.
 is brings us to the general election, which is an event. In fact, it’s a competition with a winner and a loser. And that’s the kind of question astrology can answer.
Theoretically, the chart for the general election should show which of the two parties will win.
J. Lee Lehman and Bernadette Brady developed a model for predicting the winners of major sporting events, such as the Super Bowl. At the start of the season, it can’t tell you which speci c team will win becausetherearetoomanyoptions.Butitcantellyou whichconferencewillwin.
You consider the chart for the start of the game.  e challenger is the First House, and the defender is either the Seventh House (for open warfare) or, if they have a home  eld advantage, the Fourth House (for castle besiegement). You then evaluate the dignity and debility of the planets that rule the houses using a speci c point
system, and determine the winner. In theory, this could work for the presidential election.  e chart would be for the moment the polls open in Washington D.C., the capital of the country. Because the Republicans
do not currently hold the presidency, they’re the challengers, and the Republican candidate is the First House.  e Democrats are defending, but because there’s no incumbent, there’s no home  eld advantage. It’s a First House–Seventh House open
Donald Trump prepares to announce his candidacy.
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