The concept of predicting a VP candidate based upon the volatility of their Wikipedia biographies, as CNN explains, is not new.
In the past, Wikipedia activity has spiked for vice presidential picks the day before an official announcement was made. In 2008, hours before Republican candidate John McCain announced his vice presidential choice, Sarah Palin’s Wikipedia page was getting a heavy edit. According to The Washington Post, the then-Alaska governor’s page was changed 68 times the day before the announcement. In the 24 hours leading up to Obama’s running mate announcement, Joe Biden’s page was edited 40 times.
So I decided to take an updated look, heading into the weekend, at activity for “the Big Four” ostensible VP contenders.
Wikipedia modifications to VP contender biographies over the last week:
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