Alternate Electoral Maps II

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  1. Tex Arkana Spice for President!

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    Yes!
    ... I have no clue how a black man would manage to win the GOP nomination in 1888 (despite them obviously being much more pro-civil rights than the Democrats of the time), but I just thought of this in my mind. Honestly this may be a bit generous to Douglass, I could see him only winning Vermont in a worst case scenario.
     
  2. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

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    On the bright side, POC stand a decent chance at winning the nomination from here on out

    At least compared to OTL
     
  3. AceFrehley101 Well-Known Member

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    And I'm assuming this Governor Guzman looks something like this?
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  4. Tex Arkana Spice for President!

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    Douglass losing in a landslide could have the opposite effect though, possibly.
     
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  5. Sasalele Disgruntled Nut

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    Don't forget continental liar.
     
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  6. RightTosser Used Citra-Frost Salesman

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    Ma, ma, where's my pa?
     
  7. Sasalele Disgruntled Nut

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    Off to the White House, ha ha ha!
     
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  8. Don Quijote Biggar/Davies 2019

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    In the 2017 local election the Conservatives benefited significantly from the support of large numbers of ex-UKIP voters, and this seemed to bode well for the upcoming general election. However on 8th June, the Conservatives failed to receive as strong a boost from UKIP as they expected, and failed to win a majority. For this I've decided to increase the UKIP to Conservative effect, by taking 50% of the actual UKIP vote in each seat and transferring it to the Conservatives. In the vast majority of seats it wasn't enough to change anything, but overall it would result in a very narrow majority for the Conservatives, if only due to Sinn Fein's abstentionism. Map only covers GB, NI is included in overall results below.

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    Seats changed due to 50% UKIP-Con adjustment:
    Ashfield, Lab-Con
    Barrow and Furness, Lab-Con
    Crewe and Nantwich, Lab-Con
    Dudley North, Lab-Con
    Keighley, Lab-Con
    Lanark and Hamilton East, SNP-Con
    Penistone and Stockbridge, Lab-Con

    Overall result, including Northern Ireland:
    Con 324
    Lab 256
    SNP 34
    LD 12
    DUP 10
    SF 7
    Gre 1
    Ind 1

    (Map adapted from one made by @The British Empire , which in turn came from a map by @Thande )
     
  9. AltFuture Incurable Germanophile

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    Interesting. But I think that there will be a third candidate with "true conservative" platform, who will hurt your perfomance.
     
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  10. Bjornhattan World's Worst Psephologist

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    I'd maybe flip Bishop Auckland too - there was no UKIP candidate there. The majority was about 500 and a BNP candidate got 1000 votes.
     
  11. Don Quijote Biggar/Davies 2019

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    I suppose I could do that, but it was more to see the specific Ukip to Conservative effect, which seemed far stronger in the locals than in the GE.
     
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    Technically I was going more for Gus Fring than Walter White, but in general the state of Colorado is just Las Vegas on steroids with a legal drug empire as its government, lol.
     
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  13. Tex Arkana Spice for President!

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    A realistic re-alignment scenario I thought of.

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    Democrats go down the Bernie Sanders route, taking a populist/progressive stance on economic issues and de-emphasizing cultural issues, while Republicans moderate socially and do better with minorities and the wealthy. This leads to states like West Virginia and Arkansas returning to the Democrats, while states like California and New York become swing states. this map represents a narrow 277-261 Electoral College victory for the GOP candidate, but 7-8 states are within 2% either way so this would be a very competitive election.
     
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    Mississippi and Iowa seem really out of place here.
     
  15. Tex Arkana Spice for President!

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    Mississippi would be close, but Iowa would be solid D in this scenario since it's a primarily WWC state.
     
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    Iowa is also one of the richest states, though.
     
  17. Tex Arkana Spice for President!

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    Even so, it still has a larger than average share of WWC voters. Also, I didn't assume that The GOP would universally do very well with wealthier voters, or that the Democrats would universally do well with poor voters. it's a state by state thing.
     
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  18. Thomas Johnson Banned

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    I'm not so sure how well it would play.
     
  19. nofynofie Well-Known Member

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    Interesting map, but I don't think that it is very realistic. I doubt that Dakotas would ever vote D. They were republican states even when the Republicans were more liberal than Democrats. Also, don't think that California, Texas and New York would be so easy to flip, unless it's something like Baker vs. Manchin (and even then it would be very competitive).
    But I agree that WV, GA and the rust belt would vote D.
     
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  20. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

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    So is Baker v Manchin a meme or do people genuinely believe it would produce a drastically different map
     
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