If this does cause a tie I could only imagine the propaganda coming out of the USSR about the disfunction of the US's government.
I totally understand how busy life can get when you're trying to balance work and school. I'm at school right now while I'm typing this lol. I have got to say that this is one of my favourite ongoing alternate history timelines on this site and am very interested in whatever direction you plan to take it in the future.Sorry I got busy with real life with both work and school. I am open to continuing if there is still an audience for it.
Can you be a little more specific with the details and what either of the scenarios will include?Part of the reason I have struggled to continue this timeline other than real life being busy is me being somewhat unsure where to take it next. I have been considering retconning the most recent chapter in favor of a more “realistic” set of 1964 candidates. I will put up a poll to see what you guys think.
Retcon: Replace George Wallace with a moderate Democratic candidate (probably President McCormack) and the Progressive party wouldn’t be a thingCan you be a little more specific with the details and what either of the scenarios will include?
I kind of like the fact that you made George Wallace the Democratic nominee in 1964 though I don't think that someone like Hubert Humphrey or Robert F. Kennedy (especially if he wasn't chosen as AG) would reform the Progressive Party to run for President and to avoid Wallace from becoming President. I think this timeline easily could've become a "Nixon in 1964" timeline since he beat Kennedy in the popular vote and (I think) the electoral vote but lost due to the "corrupt bargain" between the Democrats and the Dixiecrats and successfully made his comeback in the 1962 California gubernatorial election. I hope you don't mind my asking but what did you originally plan for this timeline's 1964 election? Does Wallace actually win or does vote splitting caused by Humphrey put Goldwater in the White House? Does this election also get thrown to Congress in a repeat of 1960? Does the Progressive Party become one of the major parties? And about the possible retcon I have read other timelines where JFK and LBJ both are killed in Dallas making McCormack a caretaker President until Humphrey takes the nomination in '64 and I honestly thought they were a little cheesy but I do like the interesting course you were already taking things so I will vote for you to continue with Chapter 12 as is and I hope others do as well.Retcon: Replace George Wallace with a moderate Democratic candidate (probably President McCormack) and the Progressive party wouldn’t be a thing
No retcon: the story continues with chapter 12 as is (George Wallace vs Barry Goldwater vs Hubert Humphrey)
I gotta say I am slightly disappointed that there won't be another hung electoral college but I can't wait to see what you come up with.The 64 election results will be up this weekend in the return of this timeline after four months. No spoilers, but I will say that the election will have a clear winner on election night, not another hung EC.
It's completely alright @Intergallactic, take your time. We will be here waiting patiently for the next update but it is much more important for you to take care of yourself first. If you end up deciding to leave this timeline anytime soon I'm sure we would all understand. We wouldn't want you to get stuck in a negative routine doing something you don't actually want to do. Stay safe and make sure to take some time for yourself.I’m sorry for the delay. I haven’t been feeling all too well mentally recently admittedly which has harmed my ability to be motivated to write. I will have the next part up as soon as I can though.