The misconception that MOCs can swap or trade nominations has not been true since the ‘70s.
Candidate applies to MOC and to Senators, wanting to attend USNA. MOC has full slate for USNA, while a Senator does not. Can MOC and Senators "swap" candidate nominations in ANY significant way, especially to prevent one candidate from getting three nominations (MOC and 2 Senators) rather than three candidates getting one each?
I think it highly unlikely that a candidate would not make his local MOC's list and be granted a nomination by his Senator.
But yes, sometimes with CGO's guidance, nomination lists are modified. And a lot of highly competitive areas will sort out names before hand, perhaps having the Senator go first and then the local MOC can ignore those nominees.
I think it highly unlikely that a candidate would not make his local MOC's list and be granted a nomination by his Senator
In most states and congressional districts - in Delaware there are 2 senators and 1 representative - in several states there are only 2 congressional districts this also would not apply.