Alternate Electoral Maps II

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Wow, man.....Jenny Wilson is ahead of Hatch? Well, damn, man, that's great news for us Democrats! I think I may need to rethink Utah's status as a super-safe state after all.....

Well, now, that's a good question. Maybe California (Including Baja California and maybe at least parts of*Nevada, too) is an independent country, too, perhaps? I thought it was a fascinating idea, but I think it may depend on whether or nor the U.S. still exists-or not-ITTL.
IMG_9280.jpg Teal Kasich 685 Delegates 43%
Blue Trump 1,789 Delegates 51%
Purple Mike Lee 95 Delegates 6%

Gillibrand Yellow 2145 Delegates 43%
Harris Purple 2107 Delegates 40%
McAuliffe Green 42 Delegates 16%
Booker 10 Delegates

52.5% 358 ECV


The Rock-Cuban



2020 if Graham-Cassidy passes.

Alaska, Montana and Arizona are immediately hit hard by the block grants, and premiums skyrocket in those states.


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If you could post the margins for each state, I would be able to make a more realistic map.

Obviously the margins in Texas and Indiana come from the big cities (Indianapolis, Gary, Houston, Dallas, etc).

Not sure what happened to the post afterwards, but I was intending to indicate my appreciation for the map-making.
What? A nationwide landslide under those conditions would be republicans winning only hyper republican states that gained from it. So this.

This is pure fantasy honestly. Yes, some states that Trump overwhelmingly won will be hit hard by this bill, but sadly, at the end of the day, the electorate is so polarized that it won't change much. maybe instead of winning West Virginia by 42%, he wins it by 25% instead, if this bill passes.
I realize this makes me look a bit narcissistic, but I think this is what the electoral map would look like if I ran as a Republican (in the mold of Nelson Rockefeller, not surprisingly), versus an unpopular Democratic nominee. my running mate is Mark Warner (going for that moderate hero image, plus it further helps lock down Virginia)

The Seventh Party System: Part XXVIII
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

Colorado has always been an unique state, possessing a large native America population second only to Sequoyah, yet ever since the Conservative revolution the state has been known mainly as one thing, a libertarian stronghold.

After the impeachment of Oswald Agnew a little over a year after the infamous trial of Richard Nixon many purist conservatives became enraged at the Eastern Establishment and began to blame the Republican caucus for betraying the revolution. While most of these purists would later join George Wallace's Democratic Coup and overthrow President Nelson Rockefeller one purist by the name of Barry Goldwater decided that he was sick of Washington politics and returned home to his native state of Colorado. There he would found the Libertarian party, quickly gaining the support of most Conservative Coloradans who proceeded to hand over the governorship over to Goldwater.

With a two thirds majority in the Coloradan legislature Goldwater swiftly began his transformation of Colorado into a libertarian paradise, legalizing prostitution, gambling, and most controversially of all, marijuana. Even though marijuana was illegal at the federal level and would remain so until President Wallace devolved that power to the states in 1977, with the federal government in chaos following the almost daily arrests of corrupt Republicans no one bothered to look at the backwater state of Colorado.

However, after the Eastern Establishment was finally removed from the Oval Office and non-corrupt businesses began looking for clean places to invest in Colorado presented itself as the perfect location. Setting up entire towns out of the desert of Clark county casinos, brothels, and hemp fields sprung up, leading to massive growth in Colorado's GDP. As the state continued to gain fame throughout the 1980s with many movies and documentaries centering themselves around this new Wild West the state's population exploded from little over 300,000 to well over a million in just 10 years. As such it seemed as though the state would forever be remembered by the country for being the land of ultimate freedom and sin.

Prospering most from this boom would be of course the Libertarian party, which would then go on to establish very successful branches in both Jefferson and Hamilton, as well as other states to lesser degrees of success. As a result, the libertarian party would manage to cement itself as a formidable third party which despite often allying with Republicans for pragmatic purposes, would continue to espouse their unique philosophy of fiscal conservatism combined with social liberalism to win large numbers of seats throughout the Western United States.

Unfortunately, when the Second Great Depression hit Colorado the state was caught widely off guard. Not equipped whatsoever for an economic downturn of that size the Libertarian leadership refused to raise any sort of taxes in order to fund relief efforts, leading to the near victory of left wing parties in the election of 2010. The libertarian would be saved, however, when talks between the Progressives and UDC broke down, leading to another election in 2011 which the libertarians managed to win.

Under the leadership of the Machiavellian Governor Gustavo Guzman, commonly referred to as "El Gus," the Libertarians came up with a revolutionary idea to allow the state government to gain extra cash fast, by selling meth. This idea quickly gained near universal condemnation by most other states in the US, with the federal government initially stating that it conflicted with federal laws which had banned meth since the late 1960s. However, El Gus took this issue up with the supreme court, arguing that the 57th Amendment which was passed under President Wallace devolved the power of regulating all drugs banned by Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act of 1969, an act which had previously banned not only marijuana, but also methamphetamine.

As such the federal government reluctantly allowed the state of Colorado to their meth operations, a path which no other state has yet dared to follow. With all the three major parties being against the establishment of industrial methamphetamine factories on American soil efforts were launched to repeal the 57th Amendment, however this plan fell apart when Labor dropped out due to Progressives who worried about the legalization of marijuana and after the Libertarians threatened to rescind its support for GOP state governments across the West the Republicans decided against the move as well.

While initially the experiment of selling meth to fill the government's coffers went well as thousands of tourists poured into Colorado to get legal meth. However, when increased quantities of meth began springing up in neighboring states lawsuits began flying accusing El Gus of selling his meth in other states for his own profit. While he was eventually cleared of these charges many suspect that he bribed the district judge and have tried to appeal the case to the circuit court, despite the effort of El Gus' lawyers. And back in the state of Colorado itself, many gangs formed to smuggle meth out of state, and some of these gangs later expanded into other criminal enterprises such as theft and murder. While most upscale communities had the private security forces to discourage such gangs, poorer neighborhoods quickly became war zones, especially along the New Mexican border where gangs regularly smuggle meth into Albuquerque and Las Cruces.

With the state government not bothering to spend a penny defending poorer neighborhoods and many accusing the Government of funding these gangs in order to sell more meth outrage among the left began to reach critical mass. For most of Colorado's post Goldwater history left wing parties were a rarity in the state, however following the Second Great Depression the Colorado Progressives were created and grew to represent the left wing of the state, combined with an alliance with both the First People's Party and the Union Democrata Cristiana many thought this election could be the one which ended the Libertarian's long reign. However at least in this election that was not to be the case, with El Gus announcing on live television a new plan to hand out free blunts of marijuana in poor neighborhoods to "calm down" violent criminals. Combined with a surprise bombardment of political ads which reminded Coloradans of how the Progressive's partners, the UDC and the FPP, viewed weed poorly, the Libertarians managed to surge in support among the poor who saw them as the party of free drugs. And while this wasn't enough to secure the Libertarians a majority in order to fend off a vote of no confidence El Gus made a shrewd alliance with both Asian Action and the People's Party, promising to grant their communities special bonuses in return for their support.

Thus, the Libertarian stranglehold over Colorado continued to the grave disappointment of centrists and left wingers.

Libertarians - With Colorado having being both the birthplace and stronghold of the Libertarian movement, the party has always done well in the state, especially among the middle and upper classes. While the party did suffer major losses during the start of the Second Great Depression under the leadership of the brutally efficient Governor Guzman Colorado's GDP has shot up once again and the state continues to be a heavenly paradise for the ultra rich.

People's Party - Representing the interests of Colorado's Mormon minority they have been against the Libertarian government for most of their history, condemning their sinful ways. However, following several block grants to Mormon charities as well as promises to deploy state troopers to block any meth from going into Deseret the party has been quick to turn that rhetoric around, and begun praising the Libertarians for their tolerance and defense of property rights.
Asian Action - A small party for the Asian minority of Colorado, they have remained neutral as always in the midst of the meth epidemic

Progressive/Progresivo - The left wing opposition party to the Libertarians, they represent the interests of all poor citizens who have been devastated by El Gus' meth program. However, their public alliance with the UDC and the FPP to try and form a new broad tent government backfired as many did not like the Progressives allying with parties known to strongly disapprove of drug use.
First People's Party - The Native American party of Colorado, the large number of Pueblo and Navajo tribes in the state has led to them being a significant voting block in the state. While their reservations are located on federal land and thus patrolled by federal rangers the reservations are still effected from time to time by rogue gangs. As a result, the FPP has become even more anti-Libertarian than they used to be, and has been lobbying for the deployment of federal troops to root out the gangs once and for all, a call which Congress has so far ignored.
Union Democrata Cristiana - A centrist party for devout Catholic Hispanics they are not as influential as one would normally expect, given that Colorado is a post-columna state where the Libertarians utterly dominate. Nevertheless, they still have wide swathes of support among Hispanics outraged by the Libertarian's move to mass produce meth at the expense of people's health.
Partido de Dios - Deeply fanatical Hispanic protestants they are almost universally hated by everyone for their talk of brimstone and fire and have claim that fires will rain down from the heavens any day now to punish the diabolical Libertarian government.
Constitution - Not as significant of a party in an extremely socially liberal state like Colorado, they still draw support from richer clients who love the state's business but wish to reform its social policies.
Jewish Heritage - Representing the interests of the Orthodox Jewish community in Colorado, this state has a surprisingly high percentage of Jews for a Western state, due not only to Goldwater's Jewish ancestry but also due to the business friendly atmosphere that has encouraged many of them to come to Colorado seeking riches.


Credit for the basemap goes to Chicxulub.
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