Alternate Electoral Maps II

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  1. Keeganc2020 Well-Known Member

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    That actually almost works only how does Romeny lose Utah ?
     
  2. Rosa Luxemburg Homosatanist

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    Yeah that's one of the issues. Maybe if it's actually someone like Guiliani?
     
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    The Republican party is one of the oldest political parties still running in modern day America, being first founded in the 1850s as an anti-slavery party. However, ever since the late 1800s they have been known instead as the party of big business, which will do whatever it takes to increase the nation's GDP.

    In the past, the Republican party was divided into a large multitude of factions, however in the Seventh Party System is this divide has coalesced into a mere two sided battle between the Buckley Republicans and the Dewey Republicans. Representing social conservatism and social liberalism respectively, both sides are backed by massive corporations which use their dollars to ensure that ideological dissents are crushed in the primaries. For most of the past forty or so years the Dewey Republicans have remained dominant as many Republicans still fear the social conservative George Wallace and his coup which split the Conservative party. This dominance was especially pronounced during the era of "Liberal Johns" wherein President John Bayard Anderson served from 1980 to 1986 and President John Lester Chafee served from 1986 to 1992. However, as more and more time has passed since that date the conservative faction has grown steadily in strength. By the dawn of the 21st century, this split was close to half and half, resulting in the election of President Nathan Hostettler as a compromise candidate with the Republican's coalition partners, the Democratic party. This short moment of Buckley dominance ended when the Republican party recaptured an absolute majority in 2008, allowing the Dewey Republicans to get their way and have him replaced with William Weld. The crisis of the Second Great Depression caused a period of mass confusion among the Republican party, with a flurry of party leaders being elected and dismissed between 2010 and 2014, eventually leading to another Dewey Republican, Philip Scott, becoming the party's rallying point. Yet in 2018 with a majority of the party following the Buckley line an uncertainty has loomed over the party which is on the verge of civil war over whether the answers to society's problems lie in the past or in the future.

    Buckley Republicans
    - Currently the dominant faction of the Republican party they were founded 1955 by Francis Buckley Senior, a man who viewed that a combination of social conservatism and economic conservatism would be the winning formula in the fight against the National Union party. While the National Union party would not be defeated until 20 years later in 1972 the influence of Buckley was not forgotten, and they would be one of three factions to survive the great purge of Wallace's Democratic Coup. Economically, their policies are to the right of their Dewey rivals, with some Buckley Republicans in states such as Wisconsin or Nebraska preferring to ally with Libertarians. Socially, they are also much to the Dewey's right, advocating for more restrictions on abortion rights and harsher crackdowns on illegal drugs. However, they still remain to the left of the Democrats and Constitution, upholding the value of civil unions for gay couples and separation of church and state. On foreign issues the Buckley Republicans hold a more militaristic stance, however they are not as hawkish as Labor thus occupying the same position as many Democrats.

    Dewey Republicans - Now the minority faction of the Republican party, their origins began in 1941 when Edmund Dewey sought to bring the Republicans back to their former glory through a social liberalism and moderate economic conservatism. Eventually defeating both the laissez-faire Harding Republicans and the imperialist McKinley Republicans, the Dewey Republicans soon became the dominant Republican faction, most notably giving birth to Conservative Richard Nixon. The party's policies have been one of social liberalism and moderate economic conservatism. Not wanting the complete destruction of welfare, they instead go down a middle road and try to appease people with basic healthcare systems and limited unemployment insurance. Nevertheless, their prime objective remains that of serving Big Business, as they often package together welfare for the poor with welfare for corporations. Socially they are to Labor's left, consistently supporting the rights of the LGBT community and fighting for the legalization of marijuana. And on the international stage they are by far the most outspoken pacifists, leading the charge against interventions overseas and advocating for a reduction in the nation's military budget.

    Lincoln Republicans - The smallest of the three Republican factions, their existence is a quirk of existing in the state of Lincoln, wherein the Black Baptist Bloc ensured that African Americans retained the right to vote, preventing the flight of black voters to Labor as seen in all other states. With 40% of the members being African-Americans the party is remains passionate in the fight against the Democrats, almost withdrawing from the national party during the Republican-Democratic coalition of 2004. Politically they also occupy the rare position of classical liberalism, rejecting both the corporate welfare of the Dewey Republicans and the social conservatism of the Buckley Republicans. Though the National Libertarian party has offered them affiliation in the past, each time the Lincoln Republicans rejecting such an offer, arguing that a strong federal government is needed to suppress intolerance and root out corruption.

    Republican Affiliates - There are six Republican affiliated parties in America, two of them being mergers with the Democrats, another two mergers with the UDC, and the last two being mergers with Labor. In Hawaii there is the Christian Republican Union which is a center right socially conservative party. In Delaware there exists the Democratic Republicans, who form a broad center right alliance against the center left Whigs. In Media California the Republican affiliate party is the Progressive Conservative party, which is a merger with the UDC. The other merger with the UDC is in Puerto Rico, with the Partido Renovacion being a center right party arguing for corporate welfare as a means of growing the economy. In Kansas the Non-Partisan League stands as a centrist, anti-fascist formed from a merger with Labor and the Populist party. Lastly in New York there exists the Federalist motion of Business.

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    Credit for the basemap goes to Chicxulub.
     
  4. Pericles Well-Known Member

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    Alternate 2014 midterms
    Democrats win all races they lost by 6% or less.
    2014 Senate elections
    Mitch McConnell-Republican: 51+6 48.7%
    Harry Reid-Democratic:47-6 46.8%
    Independent: 2_
    100 seats
    51 for majority
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    2014 House elections
    John Boehner-Republican: 237+3 48.2%
    Nancy Pelosi-Democratic: 198-3 48.5%
    435 seats
    218 for majority
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    2014 gubernatorial elections
    Peter Shumlin-Democratic: 30+8 48.93%
    Chris Christie-Republican: 24-8 47.64%
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  5. fashbasher Florida Man! Banned

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    Map showing an order/chaos vs. left/right political spectrum (left and right are secondary) from Age of Civs (OTL borders are overlaid outside the Republic to make it slightly easier to place if you flip the image):

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    The backstory goes as follows - This Republic has always used a proportional representation system with elements of the South American Ley de Lemas - votes are allocated first by alliance and then by faction within the alliance. In 2520 ad, they elected a libertarian/anarchist coalition called the Children of Liberty after the previous government seriously violated civil liberties. Ironically, the CoL turned out to be not much better, with their main defense to political repression being that "it's not repression if we're punishing the enemies of liberty and it's not repression if it's spontaneous and privately orchestrated". Unfortunately, the Children of Liberty wound up allowing businesses and local councils to effectively set up pocket dictatorships within Belleplaine. Depending on the ideology of the ruler, they ranged from religious cult colonies and narco-states in the eastern borderlands ("right-leaning") to so-called hippie communes that would ostracize or beat you if you disagreed with their guru ("left-leaning").

    As a result, in 2524 a reformed Authoritarian movement came into play. Not authoritarian in the sense of an authoritarian regime, but Authoritarian in the sense of an extensive and well-enforced legal system, a lot of rules to govern behavior (a "nanny state"), a national hierarchical civil service based on merit, some degree of social conservatism, and a more centralized national government that would crack down on the so-called pocket dictatorships. The 2524 election saw the Authoritarians swing into power with a 62% majority, with strong support coming from the densely-settled fishing communities along Lake Granada, the deeply conservative Cejano borderlands, and the major cities and coastal towns that had suffered from infrastructure problems due to the defunding of the central government. Although they carried much of the Eastern Lobe of Belleplaine with double-digit leads, the Children of Liberty only got 35% of the vote because their winning districts were quite sparsely populated (all the dark green and dark olive districts combined account for only 5% of the population, with only 20% living in the entire Eastern Lobe and most of them along Lake Granada). Ironically, the Authoritarian government was less authoritarian from a civil liberties perspective than its libertarian predecessor as it strictly cracked down on the "deep state" of gurus, warlords, tycoons, and their bodyguards that roughed up dissidents. The Authoritarian era of 2524-2622 is widely seen as a golden age in Belleplaine's evolution, definitely for heterosexuals and to some extent even for members of the LGBT community.

    Note: I do not condone the Authoritarian movement in this scenario. Again, Authoritarian here = somewhat socially conservative with an emphasis on law and order, not "beat up dissidents". I am motivated solely by irony. (I might make all these political scenarios into an atlas at the end of the month for the MotM)
     
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  6. TheLaterAlligator Member

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    2018 Midterms Democrat's best case scenario
    This is my first post on this line. I made these using mapchart.net and 270towin. They are a little sloppy. Most of the senate maps are margin shifts from the last presidential election. Most of the Gubernatorial maps are margin shifts from previous gubernatorial elections.
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    2018 Senate elections
    Blue=Democrat Red=Republican Green= left leaning independent/Kevin De Leon Yellow=Right leaning independent
    I figured since Kevin De Leon is more left he should win under a max democrat map.
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    2018 Gubernatorial elections
    Blue= Democratic Candidate Red=Republican Candidate Green=Antonio Villaraigosa Purple=Bill Walker
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    2018 house elections
    263-172 Democrats
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    Pre-2018 election State legislative chambers control
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    Post--2018 State legislative chambers control
    Blue=Democrat Orange=Split Control Red=Republican Control Grey=Krazy Kansas/District of Columbia
    I noticed how nearly all the top tier republicans are choosing to run for governorships rather than the senate where there is a choice.
    I might do one for republicans next week if people like this.​
     
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  7. Gentleman Biaggi Leader of the bisexual agenda

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    Hear that?
    That’s the sound of gun control, net neutrality, and legal weed
     
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  8. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

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    And that’s the sound of vetoes!
     
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  9. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

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    No way Virginia remains republicans controlled, the democrats almost took the lower house recently

    Also, why so many independents?
     
  10. Thande A special man who knows these things Donor

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    Gerrymandering. In 2016 the Democrats won the popular vote in Virginia but the Republicans won 7 seats to the Democrats' 4.

    The boundaries are slightly less gerrymandered than they were in 2012-2014 following a court order to redraw some of the districts, but it still gives the Republicans a huge inbuilt advantage.
     
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  11. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

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    I meant for state elections
     
  12. Thande A special man who knows these things Donor

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    Ah, in that case it's because there aren't any more Virginian state legislative elections until 2019, so it wouldn't show up on his maps anyway.
     
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  13. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

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    ...I knew that
    Ignore me
     
  14. DPKdebator Hmm...

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    It should be noted that District 11 was uncontested by the Republicans; going by the earlier voting patterns of the district they might have won the PV if it was contested.
     
  15. Keeganc2020 Well-Known Member

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    IMG_5054.jpg February 2018 Senate Immigration Deal vote

    58 for
    40 Against
    1 not voting
    2 Independent for
    47 Democrats for
    15 Republicans for
     
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  16. kodak Has much to learn

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    Average results of the 6 US presidential elections between 1960 and 1980.
     
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  17. Prussian1871 Well-Known Member

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    We have off-year elections, meaning the next state House and Senate elections are both in 2019.
     
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  18. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

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    Yeah I know, I am a dummy and forgot

    My Virginian pride lapses sometimes :p
     
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  19. Reagent Cartography's Reactionary

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    The 11th district wasn't contested by the GOP.
     
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    The parliament of Gondor (Westron: Abenzain, Sindarin: Gondor,Quenya: Ondonóre) is called the Council of Gondor (S.: Govadan Gondorrim). It has 100 constituencies and uses an electoral system similar to that of the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, seven political parties are represented:
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    Note: Formally, both banks of the Rauros falls are considered to be part of Gondor, however, the western half is due to small population part of the north Ithilien constituency.
    Also Cair Andros encompasses the Anorien region to the west of it.

    The coalition government consists of four parties:
    • Alliance of the Faithful
    • Lionheart Faction
    • Peoples Guard
    • Daen Hillman Bond
     
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