Alternate Electoral Maps II

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  1. MoralisticCommunist Banned

    Sep 27, 2015
    This is the nineteenth installment in my alternate American election series. Also I'd appreciate any suggestions for which state I should cover as the 20th installment in my series.

    Previous states:
    Alta California
    North Carolina
    New Jersey

    Rhode Island
    East Florida
    New Hampshire

    Western Connecticut has often been described as Metropotamia's little brother, a fact which is reflected in its politics. Just like Metropotamia the state of Western Connecticut is dominated by a single city, Cleveland, with the rest of the state being little more than suburbs and exurbs of the capital. And just like Metropotamia, Western Connecticut is renown for being a Labor stronghold. Most recently, Western Connecticut has experienced the same Social Credit surge as Metropotamia has, a fact which has threaten Labor's majority greatly.

    All this came to the surge 2017 election, which having been just a year after Metropotamia's, had the Labor party prepared to fight tooth and nail for a retention of their majority. Over $16 million dollars worth of political ads on TV, radio, and newspaper was poured into the state by the federal Labor party, a sum which rivals the $17 million and $19 million it spent last year in the highly competitive states of East Florida and New Jersey respectively. Yet in the end, the outcome was the almost exactly the same as in Metropotamia, with Social Credit surging up by 14 seats, resulting in Labor being short of a majority by 11 seats.

    The unique feature of Western Connecticut which enabled Labor to remain in government, even without entering into a coalition, is its the Senate. The origins of the Western Connecticut Senate lie in the General Strike of 1973, during which the IWW and many other labor unions started a general strike in protest of the repeal of the Civil Rights Act as well as the Nixon administration in general. With over half of the city's workers going on strike from May 6th to July 23rd, the state was put under federal martial law and tens of thousands of strikers were arrested. After the deaths of over 1520 civilians and more than 275 police officers the Republicans finally came to the negotiating table and agreed to call elections that November.

    In addition to the House been made 100% proportional in representation, albeit with a 5% cutoff, the Senate was made electable solely by labor union members. These labor unions would be divided into three key industries, Government, Manufacturing & Logistics, and Health & Education, in addition to a fourth category for miscellaneous industries. Being a chamber exclusively for labor union members the Western Connecticut Senate has been decried by many on the right as undemocratic, but it after being stripped of its power to initiate bills or overturn House bills without a 2/3 majority the Supreme Court let it be.

    Regardless, anyone could see that Labor's victory in 2017 was a pyrrhic one, having lost their majority in the House and only holding on to the Senate, the one chamber preventing a vote of no confidence, by a mere 2 seats. Going into 2017 Labor had been hopeful that the tide of center-right populist parties would have lost steam, but the movement shows little sign of stopping, which worries Labor deeply for its long term future.

    Labor - The dominant party of Western Connecticut, their connection with labor unions is seen greatest in the state's Senate elected by only labor union members. The Labor party of Western Connecticut is also one of the most leftist of all branches of the Labor party, mainly in response to the large anarchist presence in Cleveland. Having been a Labor safe state for decades, the Western Connecticut Labor party was thrown into chaos at how their election was a near repeat of the Metropotamia election.

    Social Credit - Surging to become the official opposition of Western Connecticut ahead of the Republicans, the party has much to be proud of with their near repeat of Metropotamia. Even in the Senate, Social Credit endorsement from the Cleveland Police Union and the Western Connecticut Trucker's Association helped them double their seats to 12. If current trends continue, Western Connecticut risks becoming another Saratoga, wherein the Labor party was totally eclipsed by the Social Credit's promise of a socially conservative, economically protectionist utopia.
    Republicans - The party of Big Business, their natural territory is in the suburbs of Cleveland among affluent middle and upper class folk. While not a major force in the state by any means, their shrinkage to third party status after the ascending Social Credit this year has left them scared of being diminished to a minor power like in Metropotamia.
    International Workers of the World - Nicknamed the Wobblies, this party serves as the political arm of the IWW labor union, after the old Socialist party disaffiliated themselves from the Wobblies as a result of the Berger-Debs split. Being an anarchist labor union, the party has had its leaders jailed repeatedly for inciting riots. While the IWW no longer has any significant support outside of Western Connecticut their ability to block the streets of Cleveland with strikers alone has left the Labor government ever wary of the Wobblies' influence and forced them to shift leftwards in order to placate the revolutionary industrial unionists.
    Greens - A center left party noted for their socially liberal stances, they are most popular among college students and the youth vote in general. In general the Midwest is known for its social conservatism but in a state as dominated by a city like Cleveland the Green party has managed to carve out its own little enclave.
    Black Panther party - The Black Panthers are a significant force in Western Connecticut however their influence is not as large it might have been had the Wobblies not been in Cleveland.

  2. Utgard96 basically a load of twaddle about freedom

    Mar 19, 2010
    Up yonder

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeah
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  3. Gentleman Biaggi Leader of the bisexual agenda

    Oct 14, 2016
    Oregonian Montana
    In a world where Kennedy picked Jackson in President elect...
    Pres. Henry M. Jackson/Att Gen.Robert F. Kennedy (D) 508 EVs 54% PV
    Gov. George Wallace/May, Lester Maddox (SD) 17 EVs 6% PV
    Gov. William Scranton/Gov. George Romney (R) 13 EVs 39% PV
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  4. MoralisticCommunist Banned

    Sep 27, 2015
    Haha, I didn't even know what functional constituencies were until I decided to Google it after your comment. I was mainly inspired to create a system of labor union member elected Senators after reading about Ireland's upper house, but I had no idea about how corrupt they could get!
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  5. jonnguy2016 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    What happens when you remove Wilson:
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  6. Kodoku (▰︶︹︺▰)

    Aug 10, 2016
    Georgia, United States
    Too bad he wasn't removed OTL.
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  7. Bjornhattan World's Worst Psephologist

    Mar 23, 2014
    Since we're all doing the President Elect, I thought I'd put in the 2017 General Election as best I could into that engine. Combining UK as USA and President Elect into one.


    Theresa May (R-MA)/Phillip Hammond (R-NJ) - 46%, 396 EVs
    Jeremy Corbyn (D-NY)/John McDonnell (D-CT) - 42%, 142 EVs
    Tim Farron (L-MT)/Norman Lamb (L-GA) - 12%, 0 EVs

    The results were surprisingly uniform, with Montana being the only surprise (Farron got 24%, Corbyn 37% and May 39% to make it under the 40% margin).
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  8. Jcw3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2012
    *out of the loop*

    What's President-elect?
  9. Oppo Nationalize Five Guys

    Apr 24, 2016
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  10. Nanwe Left-Macronista

    Oct 3, 2011
    Brussels, BE || Madrid, ES
    Maporgasm ?
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  11. Pericles Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2013
    Hillary Clinton landslide

    Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine-Democratic: 406 EV 52.27%
    Donald Trump/Mike Pence-Republican: 132 EV 41.18%
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  12. TheSaint250 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    Another universal swing map, this time for 1976. A poll in June of 1976 had Jimmy Carter at 55% (+4.9) and Gerald Ford at 37% (-13). The result is a Carter landslide.


    Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) / Senator Walter Mondale (D-MN): 513 EV, 55% PV
    President Gerald Ford (R-MI) / Senator Bob Dole (R-KS): 25 EV, 37% PV
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  13. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

    May 30, 2015
    I like it, but how on earth does Utah
    1) get enough (I'm assuming McMullin) votes to get at least 20%)
    2) result in voting democrat
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  14. Oppo Nationalize Five Guys

    Apr 24, 2016
    Utah voted Republican in that map.
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  15. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

    May 30, 2015
    Oh my god


    It was staring me right in the face

    How could I allow myself to embarrass myself like this
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  16. TheSaint250 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    I feel like Utah would've gone for McMullin in a blowout like that
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  17. Tex Arkana Gravy for Pope 2020

    Jan 29, 2017
    On that Gravy Train
    And Iowa certainly would have gone for Clinton if she was winning the popular vote by 11%, as well.
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  18. TheSaint250 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    Yeah, most likely
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  19. DPKdebator Hmm...

    Oct 4, 2014
    Here's what flipping the PV winner in every presidential election since 2000 looks like:

    George Bush / Dick Cheney - 301 EV, 48.38%
    Al Gore / Joe Lieberman - 237 EV, 47.87%

    John Kerry / John Edwards - 298 EV, 50.73%
    George Bush / Dick Cheney - 240 EV, 48.26%

    John McCain / Sarah Palin - 327 EV, 52.86%
    Barack Obama / Joe Biden - 211 EV, 45.6%

    Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan - 331 EV, 51.01%
    Barack Obama / Joe Biden - 207 EV, 47.15%

    Donald Trump / Mike Pence - 328 EV, 48.02%
    Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine - 210 EV, 45.93%
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  20. Al Smith For Real Al Smith!

    Dec 28, 2016
    In Ur Anus
    I'd like to see this from the year 1928. I wonder how the 80s look.
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