'm going to make a sequel to this: So here we go: 2020: The Glass ceiling erased Republican: President Philomena Jones (MD)/Vice President Andrew Chang (NY)-276 Electoral votes: 43.1% popular Democratic: Governor Dr. Lawrence Shapiro (CA)/Representative Elliot Ross (IN)-239 Electoral votes: 41.3% Christian Freedom: Mayor Eli Xavier (LA)/Pastor Arthur Phillips (AL)-23 Electoral votes 9.9% popular People Elect!: Donald Trevisan (NJ)/No running mate selected (None)-0 electoral votes-3% popular All others (Libertarian,Green,Various other minors)-0 electoral votes-2.7% popular The presidency of Philomena Jones was considered generally positive. The economy was good and grew at a constant paste. She worked fine with a republican congress,the Mexican refugee crisis was handled admirably,Didn't have any major scandals and was generally positive on foreign policy. The possibly her worst hiccup was that during a state visit during the Hong Kong annexation by Taiwan (Agreed to by her diplomacy by the UK and Japan with Japan getting a "NATO for the far-east in return") was that she casually mentioned Britain should also further decolonize in both the Caribbean and Ulster. Which caused a somewhat of an uproar in the UK and within the US due to American president getting involved in UK domestic politics. Including being denounced in the Northern Irish assembly by the Unionist majority. But got favorable mention's by the Nationalist members of both the assembly and the Dáil. But overall she remained well liked with a 54% favorably ratting by New Years 2020. Boasted by her favorably with the media. She even got "snapped" in the post-credits scene of Avengers Infinity War in a meeting with Nick Furry. However the Democrats in turn committed an autopsy of the 2016 election. With the conclusion that the party drifted too much toward's it's working class base and isolated much of it's more Liberal members. Especially in coastal area's and among more "Liberal" wing of the party. When the 2020 primaries rolled around. A year's worth infighting and division broke both the centrist and right wings of the parties and the well-funded and resourced of the "Left-Wing" Democratic party emerged as a clear winner. California Governor Lawrence Shapiro. The 68 year old Governor of the largest state came from a radically different background from Philomena. He grew up in a working class Jewish family in Los Angeles,served in the Israeli defense forces as a Garin Tzabar and later studied dentistry at UCLA and returned to his old Kibbutz to practice dentistry all within the time Philomena was still a toddler. He would return to the US during the John Anderson years to preform dentistry in LA. In 1994 he was elected to the California state assembly which was the start to his political career. Which grew to be Assemblyman (1995-2000) State Senator (2000-2008),Lt. Governor (2008-2012) and finally Governor (2012-Present) Giving him a rather large and respected resume and much more qualified in comparison when Philomena was elected. In turn for his running mate he selected a young Representative from Indiana named Elliot Ross. For she was more resonant to the base of the Democratic party as she was previously a negotiator and a lawyer for Coal mining companies before running for office. Not to mention being of a similar age to the 45 year old Philomena. With both party's having "Left-Wing candidates". The previously small Christian Freedom Party. Catering to Evangelicals not wanting to vote for either party (They aren't as overtly aligned to one party nationally,Socially Evangelicals prefer Democrats and economically prefer Republicans and on the state level it depends) They got a huge boosting from the Bible belt seeing both candidates as "Sinful" and their support skyrocket after a bizarre stunt to increase turnout mutually and ease partisan tensions by Philomena getting her Dental checkup from Dr. Shapiro before the national conventions caused the Christian Freedom Party and their candidate New Orleans Mayor Eli Xavier to rise to 19% of National Polling. Thinking he can seriously challenge both parties he picked the pastor of the largest African-American megachurch Arthur Phillips to be his running mate. Who's only real political experience was writing books about how America and African-Americans needed "Christian leadership" to save the country and being an occasional talking head on cable news. Some pundits even said he had more experience as a Hockey Player (He played for the Tampa Bay lighting from 1992-1995 after being undrafted for the NFL but did play Hockey at the club level well enough to get a try out for the expansion team). Even the loser of the 2016 election Don Trevisan got on the action when the "Digital Primary" of People Elect saw his old supporters to in effect renominate him for president as a independent. For which he accepted and ran without a running mate. Wanting instead to pick one once elected the day after. The election it self was surprisingly courtly. Shapiro and Jones shared many similarities on Social Issues and surprisingly close overall politically. While the Christian Freedom Party fizzled into August and September. Falling below 10% in polling by the debates. For which revolved around how the good economy really benefited ordinary Americans and the influence of business interests. Along with the "Northern Ireland" incident,Claims of tying up too much of America's foreign policy to favor the European Federation and Japan and Shapiro claiming "Her standards for Palestinian statehood are too high to be practical". Meanwhile the Vice President debates were fierce. Both sides traded accusations of sexism and racism. Chang a Korean American was claimed by Ross was a "Manchurian candidate" for Korean chaebols and Japanese Zaibatsu while Jones-Chang camp dug up a photo of Ross's dad, an Indiana sheriff with the Grand Dragon of the Indiana Klu Klux Klan in 1967. Which was the most electrifying part of the election as even thought to be a sort of "October surprise" to some. When the polls were dead even. But when election day came their was more surprises. Philomena won but narrowly. Shapiro was able to flip New York,New Jersey and California back to the Democrats by decent margins. Often better than previous elections. But were unable to flip the Pacific Northwest and Maryland which went narrowly for the Republicans. Not to mention the gains in Georgia,North Carolina,Tennessee and Virginia. Which helped the GOP recover their losses in California and New York. Not to mention Iowa and Montana. Meanwhile the Christian Freedom Party won Louisiana,Alabama and Mississippi outright and did well enough in Arkansas,Tennessee and Georgia. With some say the Ross Photo might have pushed some African-Americans in these states to vote for the Christian Freedom Party instead. Possibility causing them to go Red instead of Blue and allowing Jones to have a 2nd term. It was even big enough to effect the usually good Margins in Florida and Texas for the GOP. But the Christian Freedom Party denied it with the statistic that only 19% of African-Americans voted for the Christian Freedom party. But the CF did win 2 House seats that night so it was a very good night for them in deed. Meanwhile People Elect! was disappointed when the media circus candidate of Trevisan only got 3% when polls suggested double that. Showing how poorly People Elect and Trevisan ran the campaign.