Alternate Electoral Maps II

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  1. Wolfram Fair to middlin'

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    Map of apportionment in the Republic of Texas, beginning 1982.
    Colors: Districts with 5 4 3 Seats
     
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  2. Tex Arkana Goodbye Sadness

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    This is the Deep South in 1948, with all of Thurmond's votes removed.

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  3. Adam The Nerd A weird nerd

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    I would like the detailed result in the green county.
     
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  4. Caprice Psephologising since 2011

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    Wallace - 25 votes
    Dewey - 13 votes
    Watson - 2 votes

    Truman was not on the ballot, and Thurmond got 752 votes in the county.
     
  5. Charlie950 El gringo hispanohablante izquierdista

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    Was Truman not on the ballot within Alabama or just for that county?
     
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  6. Adam The Nerd A weird nerd

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    It appears as though Truman was not on the ballot

    and Wallace got 2nd place.
     
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  7. Tex Arkana Goodbye Sadness

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    This isn't very serious, but...


    Mia Love (R-UT) vs. John Bel Edwards (D-LA)


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  8. Caprice Psephologising since 2011

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    The presidential ballot was the same statewide.
     
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  9. Calthrina950 Well-Known Member

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    What's your reasoning for this map?
     
  10. Tex Arkana Goodbye Sadness

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    Basically going off the assumption among some on the left that certain states are deeply racist and would vote for a white Democrat over a black Republican despite normally being Titanium R, as well as the cliche of moderate nominees causing some sort of drastically different electoral map.
     
  11. nofynofie Well-Known Member

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    Susana Martinez vs John Bel Edwards
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  12. Tex Arkana Goodbye Sadness

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    This map... has some issues :p
     
  13. Wendell Wendell

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    What POD would this require? What would the effects be down ballot?
     
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  14. Tex Arkana Goodbye Sadness

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    There's pretty much no way it could've happened, since LBJ was unbeatable in 1964 and would have still won in a landslide against any conceivable GOP nominee. Someone like Nelson Rockefeller would have made the election slightly closer, but LBJ still would have won somewhere around 400 electoral votes even then. As for the down-ballot effects if this actually had happened, the Democrats would have had smaller majorities in the House and Senate, but there's no way they flip.
     
  15. Tex Arkana Goodbye Sadness

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    This is much more realistic.

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  16. Bookmark1995 Bookmark95 Reborn!

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    Could Edwards, if he ran on a economic progressive, social conservative ticket, actually win Mississippi and Georgia?

    Also, some conservative communities would probably not vote for a Latina candidate.
     
  17. MoralisticCommunist Banned

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    The Seventh Party System: Part XXXXVIII
    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
    Part XXXIV - Platte
    Part XXXV - Kiribati
    Part XXXVI - New Mexico
    Part XXXVII - Maine
    Part XXXVIII - Alaska
    Part XXXIX - Hamilton
    Part XXXX - Mississippi
    Part XXXXI - North Virginia
    Part XXXXII - Bioko
    Part XXXXIII - Hawaii
    Part XXXXIV - Louisiana
    Part XXXXV - Seward
    Part XXXXVI - Illinoia
    Part XXXXVII - Georgia


    Columbia is the 10th largest state by population and another progressive stronghold on the "Left Coast." However, in this year's election the Progressives, similar to what happened in Oregon, faced enormous threats from a multitude of different parties.

    One of these threats came from the Asian Action party, a centrist party committed to promoting the interests of Asian Americans. With more and more Asians immigrating to Columbia's twin cities of Seattle and Vancouver the demographic has continued to gain more and more clout. With Asians now making up more than 15% of the state's population Asian Action has begun advocating for more recognition of Asian languages, particularly the big five of Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. With the Progressive party leadership being reluctant to add all these languages and have tried to appease Asian Americans with just Mandarin or just Cantonese a massive backlash occurred in the 2018 election as many Asian Americans, especially Southeast Asians, left their traditional roles in the Progressive party to join the Asian Action party in their plan for language recognition.

    Another major threat to the Progressive party came from the opposite direction among those who disliked immigrants. The Cascadian Left party, a left wing nationalist party, while socially liberal on most issues distinguishes itself for being staunchly anti-immigration, opposing the "Cultural Marxism" of the Progressive party. Pointing out how rich Chinese and Indian immigrants have shot up real estate prices across the state, but especially in the Greater Vancouver area where Asians now form a majority of the population, they have advocated for a massive reduction in immigration as well as a special tax on foreigners who seek to buy property in the state of Columbia. With many labor unions, especially those located in more rural areas, switching to back the Cascadian Left over the Progressives another key demographic jumped ship for the 2018 elections.

    The last major threat which the Progressive party faced came from a party created just in 2017 called Jeff! The brainchild of centi-billionaire Jeff Preston, following the success of the Science party in Oregon Preston announced his plans to emulate Joe Stevenson's success in creating a centrist technocratic party. Seeking to promote a balance between the interests of large corporations, and the government he has attempted to win over the "tech bro" and "yuppie" demographic which forms another key demographic for the Progressive party.

    Despite all these threats, however, in the end the Progressive party managed to hold its ground in the 2018 election, but only just barely.

    On the Asian Action front the party lost 9 seats in the House and 4 seats in the Senate. To the Cascadian Left, the Progressives lost even more seats, ceding 15 seats in the House and 7 in the Senate. Finally to the new Jeff! party the progressives lost 7 seats in the House and 3 in the Senate, with the rest of Jeff!'s voter base being suspected to have come from the Republican and Libertarian parties. The progressive also ended up losing 3 seats to Hispanos Unidos (as the Progressives also rejected plans to make Spanish a recognized language) and in the left ward direction they lost one seat to the Black Panther Party and two seats to the United Left, with both of them seizing on the fact that the Second Great Depression continues onward seemingly without end.

    While the Progressives had just barely held on to a majority of 92 seats following the 2016 election, with the 2018 election they were solidly removed from their majority, though they still managed to remain the largest party and avoid the complete decimation which had befallen their Oregonian brothers. As such, the work of building a governing coalition began the day after the election, with the Republican hoping to getting back into government for the first time since 1988. However, with Jeff! hesitant to follow the Science party's move after seeing how unpopular it has become one year later, as well as Asian Action refusing to ally with the extremely anti-immigration Constitution party, a right wing coalition was not mathematically possible.

    Instead, it was clear that the Progressive party would lead the next government. And despite the calls from the Cascadian Left to recognize their demands for anti-immigration measures, the Progressive party leadership was not interested in such racist policies. Instead, they joined forces with Asian Action and Hispanos Unidos, conceding to make both the five Asian languages as well as Spanish secondary official languages in the cities and counties where those languages were spoken by more than 5% of the population. To get the last finally seats to form a majority a supply and confidence agreement was made with Jeff! in return for a promise to not raise taxes higher than they currently are.

    As such, Columbia has for the most part managed to stay the course and avoid the total collapse which many feared might occur, while cities such as Seattle and Vancouver have now become extremely multilingual to the joy of their immigrant populations.

    Government:
    Progressive - The natural governing party of Columbia ever since 1988, this year has marked the first one since 2006 that they have dropped below a majority of the seats. With a diverse base of voters from minorities to tech industry elites many had thought that the Left Coast was an infallible fortress of the Progressive party. Of course, the 2016 election provided the first warning signs that this might not be the case, with the Progressives in Columbia dropping down to the slimmest of majorities at 92 seats and the Progressive party of Alta California not even holding a majority government in its lower house. Things got even worse in 2017 with the Oregon disaster, with many fearing that a similar catastrophe could occur in Columbia for 2018. However, by the skin of their teeth the Progressives have managed to stay in power, at least for another two years.
    Asian Action - A party for centrist Asian-Americans, they form the largest ethnic block in Columbia, with Asian-Americans forming over 15% of the population. Prior to the 2018 election, the majority of Asians voted with the Progressive party, with their base consisting mainly of Chinese and Indian immigrants. However, by demanding official language status for Tagalog and Vietnamese the party has managed to successfully appeal to poor Southeast Asian voters, allowing AA to grow to its largest size yet.
    Hispanos Unidos - The party for centrist Hispanics across most of America, they are a smaller force than that of Asian Action, but still a somewhat significant one. Despite getting under the 5% threshold they still hold seats in the MMP Senate thanks to their FPTP win in the majority Hispanic Yakima district. And with all the roads signs of Yakima now being mandated to be written in both English and Spanish Hispanos Unidos is proud to have achieved such an accomplishment.

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    Jeff! - A centrist and technocratic party started by the richest man on Earth, Jeff Preston, while still managing to gain 10 seats in the 2018 election was unable to achieve the same level of success as the Science party. Some of Preston critics even remark that given the extremely low charisma of Preston, as well as his cold lack of compassion for the abysmal working conditions of his employees, its a surprise that he even won seats in the first place. However, the party was able to capitalize on upper class professionals who are employed in globalized businesses, arguing in favor of more open borders to promote international trade and at the same time lower corporate taxes for big businesses.

    Opposition:
    Cascadian Left - A left wing nationalist, and also somewhat openly racist party, they dream of an independent Cascadian populated solely by the white working class which they believe to be the true working class. Being staunch opponents of immigration they managed to surge in popularity by fear mongering about the "Asian invasion" which is colonizing land that rightfully belongs to the "true" people of Cascadia. Of course, when it comes to Native Americans they also argue in favor of seizing native lands and forcibly assimilating all natives into the "Cascadian" culture. While the party does have a large number of labor unions backing it, mainly due to the anti Big Labor sentiment which dominates the Progressive party, all majority-minority unions continue to denounce the CL for its racist ways.
    Republicans - A party for upper middle class urban and suburban professionals, they are largely dominated by the Dewey branch due to the largely secular and pro-welfare state culture which permeates Columbia. Despite the Progressives losing a large number of seats during the 2018 election the Republicans ended up losing seats as well, with many of its left most voters jumping ship to Jeff! and the right most voters jumping ship to the Constitution party. This has forced the Republicans to occupy an awkward middle ground between the two parties, offering to merely uphold the status quo on immigration, welfare, and minority rights.
    Libertarian - A party for those who are socially liberal and fiscally conservative the party has also been a large advocate for open borders, informing voters that the only way for a market to be totally free is if all trade and immigration barriers are brought down. The party also continues to push the Progressives to not only legalize weed but also extend legalization to all other drugs, such as has already been done in Libertarian controlled Colorado.
    Constitution - The party for the Christian right of America, their base consists of the devout religious evangelical Christians who live along the state's border with the notoriously theocratic state of Adams, particularly in the Fraser Valley. Being absolutely convinced that America was a country found by wealthy WASP men they have fought hard against continued immigration into the state of Columbia, warning about how the "pagan" religion of Buddhism has corrupted the youth of Columbia. They also rail hard against the welfare apparatus of Columbia, arguing that a free market is the god given right of all Americans, with all Americans of course including only White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.
    United Left - A catch-all party for socialists and communists of all stripes, the United Left is based mainly in the city of Seattle where a large multitude of socialist organizations and labor unions exist. With the Progressive party continuing to fail to deliver the people of America from the clutches of the Second Great Depression the United Left has pitched that large scale nationalizations, such as those present in Alaska, are the only key to uplifting those stuck in poverty, and as the facts continue to point towards the success of Alaskan's nationalized business more and more people have jumped ship from the Progressive party into far left territory.
    First People's Party - A party representing the Native people of the land, they continue to be too small of a force to have any sort of real voice in Columbia, and their calls to help fix the widespread suicide epidemic which plagues their reservations have gone unheard.
    Black Panther Party - A party of black nationalists and socialists, they have managed to grow to encompass a sizable proportion of the black community present in Columbia. Pointing out the widespread gentrification which has seen their neighborhoods bulldozed in favor of new skyscrapers for tech companies the party continues to be an outspoken critic of the Progressive government which refuses to acknowledge the mere existence of homelessness as a problem.

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    Credit for the basemap goes to Chicxulub.
     
  18. Turquoise Blue Blossoming Tibby!

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    @MoralisticCommunist: I like how you change names around. Ross Ventura, Jeff Preston, Richard Crist, Bob Brownback, Angus Cutler, they're all recognisable yet different
     
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  19. Tex Arkana Goodbye Sadness

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    Georgia and Mississippi would both be close, I'd have Georgia go narrowly for Edwards and Mississippi go narrowly for Martinez.
    With the intense level of partisanship in the current political climate, I highly doubt the fact that Martinez is Hispanic would hurt her that much with loyal conservatives, her moderation on certain issues such as immigration might however, but Edwards is to her left on basically every issue so I'm not sure why someone who thinks she's not conservative enough would vote for Edwards in this scenario.
     
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    Interesting scenario. I'm not sure if something like this would actually happen, given that we have some black Republicans (i.e. Tim Scott in South Carolina), who consistently win a majority of white voters, while getting blown out with voters of their own race.
     
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