A Loyal City on the Hill - The Commonwealth Wank

That's it exactly. They came in second in well over a hundred seats in very close margins. The problem is much of their core support is in the suburbs which got drowned out by the conservative and nationalist waves in this election. The election coming up in June will likely see them surge back in much larger numbers.
 
That's it exactly. They came in second in well over a hundred seats in very close margins. The problem is much of their core support is in the suburbs which got drowned out by the conservative and nationalist waves in this election. The election coming up in June will likely see them surge back in much larger numbers.
Makes sense. Reminds me in large part of the Lib/SDP Alliance in 1983 in the UK, when they scored just 2 points behind Labour but only ended up with a dozen or so seats to Labour's 200. The miracles of FPTP!

Also, in total awe of the map (since I didn't say it before). Nice work!
 
Makes sense. Reminds me in large part of the Lib/SDP Alliance in 1983 in the UK, when they scored just 2 points behind Labour but only ended up with a dozen or so seats to Labour's 200. The miracles of FPTP!

Also, in total awe of the map (since I didn't say it before). Nice work!
Thanks. I couldn’t have done it without @Kanan’s help. It was her electoral system that she created for Our Fair Country that I was able to adapt in order to create this map.
 
MFW I realised that the Michigan provincial election is in three days.


All projects are getting set aside for now so I can focus on that.
 
Michigan provincial election, 8 Mar 2020 New
As the last province to go to the polls to elect a new provincial government before the tentative date of the Columbian general election this coming June, this election was greatly anticipated as the last seal of approval or disapproval for their respective manifestos. While Michigan's voters only returned MLAs from the Liberal-Conservatives, the Liberal Alliance, and the Labour-Welfare parties, the CNPP and the Greens campaigned hard to try and break into Detroit's Province House. But to no avail. Both left bench* parties saw massive losses as their support cratered. The voters of Michigan returned a hung parliament, however the Liberal Alliance were able to form a coalition with Labour-Welfare. Gretchen Whitmer, who has become famous for her scathing criticisms as the Leader of the Opposition, has become the new premier, and Abdul El-Sayed, an avid right bench* activist that came to prominence following the 2015 general election, has become the deputy premier, the first time in Michigan's history that a newly elected MLA has joined the cabinet.

Results:


Riding map:

Popular vote chart:

Legislative Assembly standings:

*Left bench and right bench: Because of the fact that the French Revolution didn't happen the same way that it did IOTL, the terms left and right wing didn't come about. Instead, the terms that came about are left and right bench. Left bench refers to OTL right wing parties and right bench refers to OTL left wing parties.
 
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1) As always, I love love love the map!

2) With your clarifying note about the left/right bench, I have what may be a dumb question. Do the parties alternate sides of the Speaker as in OTL Westminster, or are the parties fixed on one side of the Speaker or another? Or does it vary by province and/or country?
 
They alternate sides of the speaker. The left wing got associated with the speaker’s right side however because they were in power for so long in the UK in the early 19th century
 
Also woe be to Premier Whitmer, who's been premier for 15 days and has has this entire COVID-19 shitstorm fall in her lap immediately upon taking office.
 
"A Hymn to New England" New
A couple things for you now that I'm not staring down the barrel of a looming election. This is the national anthem of New England. I am definitely not a lyricist or a poet so it doesn't yet have lyrics. If you would like to help me come up with lyrics, please let me know.
 
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