It is a fictional name. The maps belong to an alternate scenario, a sort of "parallel world" to what is going on now. I haven't fully developed every aspect of it (and probably will not do so), but the basic outline is this. Al Gore runs a more competent campaign in the election of 2000 and ties himself to Bill Clinton as close as he possibly can. As a result, he wins a decisive victory over George W. Bush in the election of 2000, prevailing in Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, Montana, Florida, New Hampshire, and his home state of Tennessee. Gore is confronted with 9/11, as Bush was, and like Bush, he launches the war in Afghanistan. However, things do not go well for Gore, with a minor recession coming in 2003, and with the war bogged down in a strategic stalemate. John McCain wins the Republican nomination and then the election in 2004, taking advantage of voter fatigue after 12 years of Democrats, along with the associated economic and war troubles. McCain conducts a more competent campaign in Afghanistan and launches a belated war in Iraq. He also gets U.S. forces involved militarily in Yemen and Sudan. In 2008, he wins a narrow reelection over (ironically), Hillary Clinton. Economic troubles worsen, and the Great Recession arrives in 2009, rather than 2008. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to go sour, as in OTL, and new crises arise with North Korea, Venezuela, and Iran, complicating McCain's troubles.I think Rutherford is a fictional name IIRC.
The Democrats win a decisive victory in the 2010 midterms, taking control of both houses (after briefly holding the Senate in 2001-2003), including the House for the first time in sixteen years. McCain's popularity falls into the twenties, and in 2012, Rutherford, the Democratic Governor of Minnesota, beats Republican nominee Mitt Romney in a landslide. Under Rutherford, things begun to turn around, and he, along with the Democratic Congress, implement a policy agenda which becomes known as the New Destiny (successor to the Square Deal, New Deal, New Frontier, and Great Society, etc.) By 2016, the recession is over, economic growth is strong, unemployment has dropped by half, and the war in Iraq is winding down. This, along with foreign policy successes elsewhere, leads Rutherford and the Democrats to a decisive reelection against Trump, nominated as a sacrificial lamb.