Alternate Electoral Maps II

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  1. Thomas Johnson Banned

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  2. Keeganc2020 Well-Known Member

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    Well the chart is from 2006 or 2008 but it's rather old and from a time when NM like most of the western states besides California and Washington where though of as pretty conservative...I guess
     
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    The Seventh Party System: Part XXXIV
    Map of the United States
    Part I - Metropotamia
    Part II - Alta California
    Part III - North Carolina
    Part IV - New Jersey
    Part V - Adams
    Part VI - Alabama
    Part VII - Rhode Island
    Part VIII - Sequoyah
    Part IX - Assenisipia
    Part X - East Florida
    Part XI - Tennessee
    Part XII - Kansas
    Part XIII - Dakota
    Part XIV - Arizona
    Part XV - Delaware
    Part XVI - Oregon
    Part XVII - Ozark
    Part XVIII - New Hampshire
    Part XIX - Western Connecticut
    Part XX - New York
    Part XXI - Santo Domingo
    Part XXII - South Carolina
    Part XXIII - Baja California
    Part XXIV - Chersonesus
    Part XXV - Canal Zone Territory
    Part XXVI - West Florida
    Part XXVII - Missouri
    Part XXVIII - Colorado
    Part XXIX - Trinidad and Tobago
    Part XXX - Pennsylvania
    Part XXXI - Wisconsin
    Part XXXII - Lincoln
    Part XXXIII - Deseret


    Platte has always been a battleground state, caught between the Populists and the Libertarians, the Republicans and Labor, and in terms of excitement this year's election did not disappoint.

    Before the last election during 2016, the Populist-Labor coalition held only a tenuous grip on the state of Platte with a meager 5 seat margin in the House and 2 seats in the Senate. However with the rise of the populist right and the Platte Republican party having recently gone through a crisis as party leader Eric Sasse outed several Republicans for their far right views, the Republican party failed to capitalize on any possible gains and instead fell from 25 seats to a pitiful 19, setting a record for the lowest percentage of seats the GOP had gotten in the state since the 1800s. In the GOP's place the right had become filled with not only Libertarians and Constitutionists, but also two new right wing parties, German Heritage and Agrarian Justice.

    German Heritage is a fascist party created to "protect the German heritage of Plattians" as well as "offer a third position between Labor and the Republicans." Having won a total of 9 seats in the 2016 election many national pundits began to fear that the fascist fervor of Kansas might have been passed on to its northern neighbor. Agrarian Justice, on the other hand, was a non-nationalistic party which offered a simple solution to the ongoing Second Great Depression, Georgism. Proposing the abolition of all income taxes and corporate taxes and instead instituting a land value tax to pay for corporate welfare to stimulate the economy they managed to capture a significant proportion of the vote share among white collar urbanites, winning a total of 5 seats.

    As a result of these two new parties the Populist-Labor coalition was spared from total loss of government, however they were forced to make supply and confidence agreements with both the Black Panthers and the First People's Party to prop their government up, leading to two more years that were even more unstable than the last as the Black Panthers frequently threatened calling a vote of no-confidence unless their radical socialist legislation got passed. As such, the 2018 election became a matter of not whether the right or left would win, but rather who on the right would win.

    This kick-started a race to the right among both the Libertarians and the Republicans, with the Libertarians announcing their support of companies "to exercise their religious freedom to refuse jobs to whatever sexual orientations they so please" and the Republicans ditching Eric Sasse in favor of Varadaraj Pai who vowed to deregulate and sell off the state's telecommunications system, power grid, and water supply to encourage a "free and open marketplace." For their part German Heritage announced their plans to replace all public schools in favor of low cost "youth camps" and Agrarian Justice announced a pledge to donate 10% of the government's tax revenue to churches.

    In the end the Republicans turned out to be the biggest winner of 2018, skyrocketing up from 19 seats to 40 as both Labor and the Populists took heavy losses. And while the Republicans were still forced to make a coalition with the Libertarians and Constitutionists in order to form a majority, the three parties shared dedication to trickle down economics and privatization made coalition negotiations a walk in the park.

    Government:
    Republicans - The party of fiscal conservatives and social moderates, they are more right wing on both the social and economic axes in comparison to their New England counterparts, as is typical for Western Republican parties. However under the leadership of Varadaraj Pai the party has become near identical to that of the Libertarians economically with even the water supply being privatized and sold off to Sinclair Industries, a company co-founded by Mr. Pai himself.
    Libertarians - A party for increased freedom in both social and business matters, they have derided by many as misogynistic due to their fervent opposition to abortion and women's healthcare. As a result the majority of their support remains based in Platte's Panhandle whose residents resent paying taxes to bureaucrats in Lincoln. However with Platte's recent shift to the right after Labor failed to end the Second Great Depression the party has begun to spread eastwards and their ideas have heavily influenced the state's Republican party.
    Constitution - The party for replacing the rule of law with the rule of religion they are also well known for having economic views which are nearly as right wing as that of the Libertarians. In this light, it was not surprising that the party signed on so quickly to the Republican coalition, nor was it so surprising when a new committee for "Religious Harmony" was created with undisclosed powers.

    Opposition:
    Labor - The main social democratic party of Platte, they are dedicated to helping the urban workers of the state. Being part of a near eternal alliance with the Populists they ruled the state's government from 2010 to 2018 as a result of the Second Great Depression. However as their efforts have provided unsuccessful in solving the crisis they were resounding defeated at the polls as voters decided to give the Republicans another chance.
    Populists - The other social democratic party of Platte, they represent the interests of rural farmers and are more socially conservative than Labor. Unlike in other states such as Mississippi or Wisconsin where Labor and the Populists have a non-competition pact in the House the nature of the state's lower legislative chamber makes it possible for the two parties to run in the same electoral district without fear of vote splitting. Instead it is the upper chamber where the two parties have a non-competition agreement in order to maximize their seats under a FPTP system.
    German Heritage - A fascist party claiming to protect the "German Heritage" of Plattians the party fell from 9 seats to 4 seats in this election as most of its moderate supporters jumped ship to the Republicans. However the fact that it still drew four seats leaves many worried about the possibility of a fascist resurgence in the future.
    Agrarian Justice - Ironically against the interests of agricultural corporations and small farmers, they instead preach a severe perversion of Paine's pamphlet on "Agrarian Justice" which seeks to exploit the state's farming sector for the benefit of urban businesses. As such they have gained a cult following among urban white collar employees who resent paying Platte's over bloated farm bill.
    Black Panther party - Lead by the state's longest serving senator, Ernst Williams, the party has continued to dominate among Omaha's small black population which remains firmly opposed to the social conservatism of both left and the right. Famously filing several suits against God, and calling for the institution of a statewide basic income the BPP has remained a thorn in the side of most Plattians.
    First People's Party - A party for Native American interests, their support in the state remains based around the Winnebago and Omaha reservations of Platte's northeastern corner.

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    Credit for the basemap goes to Chicxulub.
     
  4. Tex Arkana Spice for President!

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    What it would've looked life if Wallace had won the Electoral College outright in 1968:
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  5. jonnguy2016 Well-Known Member

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    My county apparently voted for Wallace. :(
     
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  7. Tex Arkana Spice for President!

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    As did mine
     
  8. Gentleman Biaggi Leader of the bisexual agenda

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    Get Rekt, mine voted for HHH
     
  9. Tex Arkana Spice for President!

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    Irl mine voted decisively for Nixon, which is, at least, much better than it voting for Wallace.
     
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  10. Kodoku (▰︶︹︺▰) Gone Fishin'

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    Irl mine voted for Wallace, & on the map you posted, it still voted for him.
     
  11. Tex Arkana Spice for President!

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    Obviously Wallace has to win every county he won irl if he's winning the Electoral College.
     
  12. Gentleman Biaggi Leader of the bisexual agenda

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    Eh
    HHH ftw
     
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  13. Stuyvesant #Gillibrand2020

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    Moderate Party (Natural Gas): 272 EVs
    National Union Party (Coal): 151 EVs
    Future Party (Nuclear): 78 EVs
    Green Party (Renewable): 33 Evs
    Democratic Party (Petroleum): 4 EVs

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  14. Deblano Bill Weld 2020 (For real now)

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    >Wallace ends up winning two counties in Vermont

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  15. Tex Arkana Spice for President!

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    I gave Wallace every county where Nixon or Humphrey got less than 50% of the vote (except for in New York, where I somehow forgot to add the Wallace counties), which given the dramatic increase in support he'd have to get in order to win the election outright, I think is pretty accurate. He probably wins those two counties with 35-36% of the vote, and outside of the South, he doesn't get a majority of the vote in any state.
     
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  16. AustralianSwingVoter Well-Known Member

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    That is simply fantastic!!!
    In what other states do the Populists compete in that you haven't already shown?
    If you would kindly allow me to request the next map again, then could you please do Mississippi, (I really do love agrarian parties, I don't know why, I just do!)
     
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  17. Stuyvesant #Gillibrand2020

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    At least one of the counties Wallace won in Vermont was also won by Trump. The NEK is a scary place :p
     
  18. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

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    What’s the PV look like? Does Wallace win it?
     
  19. Tex Arkana Spice for President!

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    Yes, and he probably does relatively better in the Popular Vote than he does in the Electoral College, due to him getting solid south numbers in the Deep South.
     
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