Alternate Electoral Maps II

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Aaaaasima, May 22, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Loading...
  1. MoralisticCommunist Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Location:
    USSA
    The Seventh Party System: Part XXII
    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



    South Carolina is the archetypal Deep Southern state, being dominated politically by the Democratic party, with the Black Baptist Bloc as the main opposition.

    While in the era immediately following the end of the Civil War South Carolina was one of a few Southern states with an African-American majority, emigration towards other parts of the US either in the Caribbean or towards the North meant that ever since the 1890s the state has been a white majority state, ruled by white southerners.

    Being a part of the Solid South ever since voting restrictions were placed on its African American populations, to this day the state has never had a non-Democratic/National Union government. Even during the Second Great Depression, the Democrats were simply forced to enter into coalition with the Constitution party. However in this year's election, they have managed to gain enough seats back from Labor to grant an absolute majority, returning South Carolina to its standard Democratic regime.

    Government:
    Democrats - A socially conservative but economically centrist party, as in most Deep Southern states the Democratic party dominates South Carolina unequivocally.

    Opposition:
    Black Baptist Bloc - The party of conservative and rural African Americans, they have become less and less significant as demographics have turned the state whiter and whiter over the decades.
    Constitution - The party of hardcore social conservatism and economic liberalism, they have continued to grow in the state of South Carolina as the state has developed. And in the most recent election of 2017, they have managed to surpass even Labor's vote share in the state for the first time in history.
    Labor - The party of left wing whites and urban blacks, they have suffered greatly as national trends turn away from Labor.

    [​IMG]

    Credit for the basemap goes to Chicxulub.
     
  2. Utgard96 basically a load of twaddle about freedom

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Location:
    Up yonder
    killertahu22 likes this.
  3. Kerguelen Prime Specimen

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2017
    Location:
    Das Kapital
    A GIANT ZUCKING SOUND
    Or The Death of the Two Party System in 2028
    kerberg.PNG

    Independent: Mark Zuckerberg/ Sarah Davis
    Votes: 271



    Democratic: Stacey Abrams/ Jason Kander
    Votes: 138



    Republican: Robert Ritchie/ Bobby Jindal
    Votes: 129
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2017
    Bomster, Wendell, gap80 and 9 others like this.
  4. Aaaaasima Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2016
    Location:
    United States of America
    @Mumby

    American Freedom: 101
    National Conservative: 135
    Moderate Alliance: 39
    Progressive People's: 109
    American Radical: 51
     
    Ind89, TurretBox, GBehm and 3 others like this.
  5. jonnguy2016 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2016
    Location:
    California
    Based on this poll:

    Capture.JPG
    red= states where Trump has >50% approval
    gray= states where Trump has 40-50% approval
    blue= states where Trump has <40% approval
     
  6. Utgard96 basically a load of twaddle about freedom

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Location:
    Up yonder
    This is a very good title.
     
  7. Tex Arkana Gravy for Pope 2020

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Location:
    On that Gravy Train

    In a landslide, I think Trump or the Democrat would win all the gray states + their safe states. so the blue states + all the gray states are probably the absolute best a Democrat could do, while all the red states + the gray states are probably the best Trump could do.
     
  8. Bjornhattan World's Worst Psephologist

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2014
    Location:
    Oxford
    Trump could maybe flip Minnesota, Oregon and Delaware in a huge landslide due to demographics (all are majority white working class), but I mostly agree with that aye.
     
    TurretBox likes this.
  9. Tex Arkana Gravy for Pope 2020

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Location:
    On that Gravy Train
    [​IMG]

    Trump vs John Bel Edwards.
    Closest states are Iowa, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas. they're not states, but ME-2 and NE-2 are also extremely close.
     
  10. Tex Arkana Gravy for Pope 2020

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Location:
    On that Gravy Train
    Note that Edwards is basically Carter '76 in this scenario. he runs as a moderate, devoutly Christian good 'ol boy who can bring unity to the country and reach across the aisle to get things done.
     
    Bomster likes this.
  11. jonnguy2016 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2016
    Location:
    California
    I'd say he can also flip Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia, and maybe Connecticut and/or New Jersey if he starts doing better and the Democratic nominee is extremely unpopular and incompetent.
     
  12. Utgard96 basically a load of twaddle about freedom

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Location:
    Up yonder
    Not happening. Not in a million years. If anything, as a white Louisiana Democrat, I'm anticipating he'll switch to the GOP during his time in the governor's mansion.
     
  13. Tex Arkana Gravy for Pope 2020

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Location:
    On that Gravy Train
    JBE is very moderate, but he's certainly too liberal on several issues to be a Republican, especially in Louisiana. there's no real comparison to someone like Zell Miller or Jim Justice.
     
    Kodoku likes this.
  14. MoralisticCommunist Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Location:
    USSA
    Oh yeah, I never try to base any of my states off of your states obviously, but with the Democrats being the party of the South in both our series they do look similar on the surface, albeit with my South Carolina being unicameral since that's the trend for Democratic run governments in my timeline. But for my next state which will be finalized soon I'll be returning to the West Coast to show off a much more unique state.
     
    Utgard96 likes this.
  15. Wolfram Fair to middlin'

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Location:
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    I thought you were Swedish?
     
  16. Harlow Some kinda socialist

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2016
    ... He's referring to JBE, I believe. :biggrin:
     
  17. Wolfram Fair to middlin'

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Location:
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    Ah. That makes more sense.
     
    gap80 likes this.
  18. MoralisticCommunist Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Location:
    USSA
    The Seventh Party System: Part XXIII
    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



    Baja California is an interesting state of the West Coast, being considered by many as the meeting spot between the Left Coast and las columnas system. Similar to most of the Left Coast the state features a large Progressive party, however just like Arizona and New Mexico also features a number of parties based on the tres columnas of the Devout, the Workers, and the Bourgeoisie.

    Just like all states with the columnas system Baja California features a proportional representation system which allows for a large variety of small parties to have represent in the state parliament. However 75% of the time two parties have been part of the state government, the Progressive party and Partido Revolucionario. While the two parties have always been forced to seek support from small parties in all elections except for 2009 the state's left wing lean was undeniable to all nonpartisan observers. The election of 2009, being held just after the start of the disastrous Second Great Depression resulted in the Rev+Pro coalition sweeping to a historic 39 seats allowing the two parties to govern without any other partners for the first time in the state's history. This lead to many political analysts theorizing that the state could be transformed into a post-columna state like Colorado, only for the left instead of the right.

    However these predictions were soon proven wrong in 2011 when the right bounced back and forced the two parties to take the Greens as a coalition partner and First People's Party for supply. As the depression lingered on the Progressives and Revolucionarios continued to suffer losses, and by 2015 the government coalition was a hodgepodge of Pro+Rev+Grn government with C+FPP+Dem supply. Finally in 2017 a sudden collapse of the Partido Revolucionario lead a surge for both the Union Democrata Cristiana and Ciudadanos, thus leading to a UDC+C government with Republican supply. Occurring in the same year as the Progressive party's collapse in Oregon, this result worried the national Progressive party very much who sense that the state may now be qualified as centrist instead.

    Government:
    Union Democrata Cristiana - The party for conservative and Catholic Hispanics their overall position would nationally be considered dead center due to their support of welfare and tolerance of abortion. However in a state which normally leans left such as Baja California they are painted as fanatical right wingers by the Progressives and Revolucionarios. The Republican party also dislikes them due to their hypocritical position of only wanting tax exemptions for Catholic churches, a policy which would essentially subsidize Catholicism over all other religions. However with Baja California possess such a small population which is mostly rural the UDC have often found themselves as the largest non-leftist party.
    Ciudadanos - A left of center liberal party it represents the interests of Hispanic small business owners, which can put them at odds with the Big Business loving Republicans. However unlike in Arizona they hate the Partido Revolucionario even more as they and the Progressives have crushed middle class landowners under excessive taxes to pay for rent controlled housing. So even though it has supplied left wing governments in the past it still prefers to support centrist or even right leaning governments.

    Supply:
    Republicans - The party of the white middle class, they often just barely edge out the Progressives among whites, but in this election have managed to gain 2 seats from them, making the Grand Old Party as the third largest party for the first time since the 70s. While the party has many differences with the UDC+C government, including reservations over the UDC's religiosity and Ciudadanos' love for small businesses over large, they nevertheless happily supplied them to ensure the Progressives were kicked out of government.

    Opposition:
    Progressive - The most prominent bilingual party of Baja California, they have been dominated politics in the state ever since the early 1980s as they received large sums of donations from both Media and Alta California. Managing to even consume the state's Labor party in the early 90s, with Partido Revolucionario by their side the two parties ruled over Baja California with only a few interruptions until the 2017 election finally wore them down to the point where centrist and right wing parties could take over.
    Partido Revolucionario - Originally a socialist party, the party moved towards the center during the late 70s and have have been allies of the Progressives ever since. Acting as a good moderator towards the Progressives radical social liberalism the two parties ruled over the Baja California for most of the past three decades. However in 2017 they faced a shocking defeat at the polls, losing a combined total of 5 seats to both the UDC and Ciudadanos in one night. Being relegated to fifth place for the first time since their creation the party's leader has stepped down however the Revolucionario representatives seem dedicated to the party's continuing survival and have opposed any calls for complete unification with the Progressives.
    Partido de Dios - Fanatically devout Hispanics who subscribe to the new Pentecostal denomination, the party has only grown stronger as the Second Great Depression caused many Hispanics to lose their faith in the Pope and seek solace of charismatic pastors. Denounced as a bunch of fanatics by every other party in Baja California they nevertheless continue to grow in membership everyday as Pentecostal Megachurches continue to prophesies the Second Coming of Christ which will bring divine judgement to all those heretical Catholics, sinful whites, and godless leftists.
    First People's Party - The party of Native Americans, they represent the interests of native reservations and are open to supply deals with any government that can guarantee more funding.
    Democrats - A rather insignificant party in the majority Hispanic state, their small but dedicated base remains committed to making sure that the few white Protestant churches of the state aren't trampled on.
    Greens/Verdes - An ecological and bilingual party it is another frequent coalition partner for the Progressives due to their shared left wing views, however the actual party remains to have few supporters outside of college students and high hippies.
    United Left/Izquierda Unida - The smallest bilingual party which has representation in parliament, the mere existence of this far left party in the state is a testament to how left leaning Baja California used to be.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Sasalele Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2014
    Location:
    565 N. Clinton Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Accept the ZUCC.
     
  20. Kerguelen Prime Specimen

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2017
    Location:
    Das Kapital
    Embrace the Z U C C.
     
    Narissa likes this.
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.