Alternate Electoral Maps II

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  1. AustralianSwingVoter Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2017
  2. TimTurner Cartoon Phanatic

    Apr 11, 2015
    DFW area, Texas (no, Tibecuador)
    Dragon Kingdom general election, 540 A.C.
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    After a tumultuous 52 months in office, the Solidarity-People's Party coalition sought another term in office. Solidarity entered the election led by Anya Enyart, a veteran politician from the South. She had served as leader for 11 years prior to the election, and had served as Prime Minister for the past six years; she had been a member for the Parnell-1 district in the House of Commons for 31 years.

    The People's Party was led by Sir Thomas Wright, who represented Zopvan-2 for 11 years going into the election. Wright was a member for one of the safest People's Party districts in the entire nation, being located in the heart of rural Glyndar. His party, as usual, focused on its Glyndar heartland as well as the Central region - both areas it routinely dominated under the DK's first-past-the-post electoral system.

    The Liberals were led by John Gustavson, who represented the district of Peterport-3. This general area was dominated by tall apartment buildings alongside the beach. Niflheimians were a major voting bloc in North Peterport and the Liberal leader was one of them; their hope was that they could flip enough districts in New Druk City to win the election.

    Finally, representing the more well-off, and many old voters, as well as a chunk of the farmer vote, was the Unity party. Led by Anita Bayreux, a 15-year incumbent representing Correze in the House of Commons, they had high hopes; partially because of vote-splitting potential in many rural districts (between PP and Solidarity) might allow them to wins in the Central region.

    The campaign was lively, feisty, and competitive. The results of the election were under doubt until the last districts in New Druk City reported the results. In the end, the FPTP electoral system, which the Liberals promised to reform, ended up costing the Liberals; they piled up massive landslides in lakefront constituencies and otther rich enclaves that were safe for the party, 'red-ribbon' seats (so nicknamed because of the red rosette of the Liberals). Solidarity won 18 of 29 seats in Peterport, despite losing the PV there to the Liberals 44%-41%. Solidarity won 19 of 30 seats in New Sabin, despite losing the PV to the Liberals 42%-41%. Solidarity won 19 of 36 seats in Faro, despite losing to the Liberals in the PV by a margin of 39%-34%. Solidarity thus did decently in NDC, though they failed to win pluralities in any of the six boroughs in terms of borough-wide popular vote.

    The story was similar outside of the big city. Solidarity held on to its strongholds in the suburban/rural cantons of Cramwick, Spellthorne, and Pentney. In these areas, there existed a huge union presence; many blue-collar industrial towns encircled the city. These areas saw minimal swings away from Solidarity. Unity gained one seat, but only by a margin of 4%; the seat was also open, with 42-year incumbent Elisa Roderick retiring, and Solidarity wound up picking a poor candidate to replace her.

    In the South, the Liberals made a strong push, but mostly failed to make an impression. Their only major successes were half a dozen pickups in Metro Deloresford (civil servant land, so a traditionally Liberal area; nonetheless, Solidarity had done well here in in the last election), and a star Liberal candidate, John Henner, upsetting the Prime Minister by 19 votes in her constituency. Enyart went down in defeat despite the fact that Solidarity easily won all the neighboring districts. She would return to the House several months later after a by-election in Peterport-27, but not without suffering a 20-point swing in the process.

    In Irdegynarth many constituencies were marginal. The Liberals won mostly rural constituencies, while Solidarity easily won in most of Copeland and Unity won the suburbs. New Quay was largely pro-Unity, with the Liberals only winning one seat on the island - the seat coextensive with the most urban portion of the commune of Bashvok, a fishing and tourism town notably more downmarket than its neighbors.

    Glyndar, as expected, went solidly for the PP, as did the Sky Isles. This was not a shock; Glyndar was much more likely to vote PP than other areas were, and the Skye Isles were heavily Glyndarian. The main exception was the more pixie-dominated areas and the core cities, both of which voted Liberal. The Colvincia suburbs also largely voted for Unity, but the winning margins were quite small compared to Enshed or New Quay.

    Drukovia was very predictable in this election - the civil servant-heavy South Drukovia went Liberal, yet the more well-off northern half of the capital voted for Unity. Both parts of the city elected 25 MPs, so it was exactly a 25-25 split.

    In the end, the Liberals, despite finishing with over four more percentage points than Solidarity in the popular vote, got only 15 more seats. Government formation in the period afterwards was uncertain, but Unity and Solidarity eventually formed a coalition government, with Enyart yet again serving as PM, something many previously felt to impossible for her. Many feared that the centrist nature of the coalition government's agreed-upon program would reduce voter enthusiasm in the next election, but Enyart was more focused on serving more than a decade in office...
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  3. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

    Feb 22, 2006
    Collegium Vexillarum
    Some useful functions on this board:
    If you highlight part of the text in a post a little box comes up with quote or reply. Clicking on one of those means that only that highlighted text will be in your reply, that way you don't need to delete most of the quoted post in your reply.
    Alternatively use the @ function as I did above to alert the poster to your response without quoting anything.
  4. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

    Jul 26, 2016
    I understand people are unhappy but I would rather we talk about alternate scenarios rather than the nitpicky things. Sure it's annoying when you try to find new content instead of replies but it does gloss over the real content in the reply.
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  5. Rosa Luxemburg Homosatanist

    Aug 7, 2016
    Canton, Georgia
    The issue isn't his replies. The issue is him quoting the entire post. It's extremely frustrating to be on a phone and have to scroll through an entire post a second or third time.
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  6. nofynofie Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2017
    Just for fun.
    I tried to make a map of Goldwater victory 1964 (no matter how unlikely it was).
    The map looks a little bit weird.

  7. nofynofie Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2017
    Also, Stevenson victory 1952

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  8. nofynofie Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2017
    Teddy victory 1912

  9. Temeraire Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Why South Carolina? Wilson won it with 96% of the vote OTL.
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  10. nofynofie Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2017
    Oh, my mistake, I gave him wrong Carolina.
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  11. Turquoise Blue Blossoming Tibby!

    Sep 5, 2010
    1994 (The Blessed Sunlight)
    Acting President Richard Cheney/Senator Lorenz P. Weicker (National): 275 EV - "Principle is okay up to a certain point, but principle doesn't do any good if you lose."
    Senator Paul Wexelstein/Governor Richard Riley (Labor): 263 EV - "Politics isn't about big money or power games; it's about the improvement of people's lives."

    The 1994 election was a tumultous one, started off auspiciously with the death of President Pavlos Tsongas from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma leading to the rise of Richard Cheney as Acting President. Cheney was widely seen as a manipulative figure who pushed Tsongas into starting the intervention in Peru. He was not well liked, but the grief of losing President Tsongas boosted Cheney's approval way up.

    Against Cheney and against the whole Peruvian War was left-wing superstar Senator Paul Wexelstein of Minnesota. Quickly dominating the primaries, he picked Governor Riley of South Carolina to unite the party and went on to the general election hitting Cheney on a "unneeded war", he appealed to the people uneasy about Cheney's administration and widespread perception that Tsongas didn't really want the war but was pushed to it by Cheney.

    The race drew closer as more and more people were drawn to Wexelstein's appeal, and Cheney deployed a torrent of negative ads attacking Wexelstein, calling him a radical who would drive America to communism and degeneracy. This together with a streak of successes in the Peruvian War that would lead General Powell to say "the war might be over by next year" was enough to push Cheney to a lead.

    In the end, Richard Cheney became the President of the United States by utterly dirty tricks and downright luck. Wexelstein, along with Senator Ige Yutaka in 2010, remains the Labor Party's major "best presidents we never had" as the two seemed like they could actually pull off a victory and deliver Labor to the Blue House, yet it never turned out so.
  12. DPKdebator Hmm...

    Oct 4, 2014
    Dick Cheney wins an election?
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  13. TheSaint250 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    1912 in which Roosevelt gains 5% of the popular vote and Wilson loses 5%:

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  14. Thande A special man who knows these things Donor

    Jan 22, 2005
    God's Own County
    Something I've been meaning to do since the 2015 general election but ended up getting overtaken by events - if you sum the Lib Dem, UKIP and Green votes as one "Sod the Lot Alliance", does the resulting pattern resemble the Lib Dem vote from 2010 (obviously aside from Scotland)? Certainly in popular vote terms it does, but what about distribution? Inevitably the answer is 'not always' because this ignores churn to and from the two big parties, but it's still interesting to see what results (change from OTL in brackets):

    Conservative: 310 (-20)
    Labour: 229 (-3)
    Alliance: 34 (+24)
    SNP: 56 (0)
    Plaid Cymru: 3 (0)
    Northern Ireland Parties: 18

    I think I have a counting error somewhere as that change doesn't add up, but you get the idea.

    Compare: OTL 2010, my Alliance 2015 (below), and OTL 2015.

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  15. Alex Richards A mapper I, from near Dar-bai. Donor

    Jun 8, 2009
    Empire of Nova Elysium
    I think the Isle of Wight is the stand out one there.
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  16. nofynofie Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2017
    Wallace victory 1968.

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  17. Tex Arkana Goodbye Sadness

    Jan 29, 2017
    What if the Democratic candidate won every single county or county-equivalent?
    I mostly complied this from actual election results, with some swings applied for certain states where I couldn't find an election where the Democrat won every county. I also plan on doing a GOP version of this but it's harder due to areas like South Texas and the Black Belt which have been Democratic for a very long time.
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  18. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer!

    Aug 7, 2017
    And Massachusetts too.
  19. Turquoise Blue Blossoming Tibby!

    Sep 5, 2010
    Senator John McCain/Fmr. Governor Sarah Palin (Republican): 274 EV, 47.1%
    Senator Barack Obama/Fmr. Governor Evan Bayh (Democratic): 264 EV, 48.0%

    Representative Anthony Weiner/Senator Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (Democratic): 353 EV, 54.3%
    President Sarah Palin/Governor Sam Brownback (Republican): 185 EV, 44.8%

    Businessman Donald Trump/Pundit Steve Bannon (Republican): 386 EV, 42.1%
    Fmr. President Anthony Weiner/President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (Democratic): 95 EV, 26.1%
    Senator Bernie Sanders/Representative Marcy Kaptur (Labor): 57 EV, 29.0%
  20. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

    Dec 23, 2012
    Central New Jersey
    goddamn that's a nightmare
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