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The clique's picks are people who are chosen to run for an office (the picks) by members of an inner circle (the clique) typically in a school setting. These candidates often have no actual accredidation and simply win by means of a popularity contest.
The elections for class officers drew many qualified contenders but once the clique's picks joined the race an election wasn't needed.
by Sid Barrett May 15, 2008