Thank you, I take that as a huge compliment! I've been doing my best to use OTL politicians and dissidents wherever I can and referring either to OTL events or other things that feel like they could easily have happened in TTL, I'm really glad it's paying off.I like how "real" this feels. The realism is quite something.
Mineral County voting to the left of Washoe?This is a county map for @Reagent's mini-TL "Change Deferred," where Barack Obama is assassinated during the 2008 primaries and Hillary Clinton becomes President. She loses re-election to Mitt Romney in 2012, and in 2016 Trump runs as a Democrat with a populist style similar to his OTL 2016 run but with liberal stances on issues like healthcare and the environment. In a mirror result of OTL 2016, Trump wins decently in the Electoral College but loses the popular vote to Romney as the result of a strong showing in working class areas but bleeding support among college educated voters in metropolitan areas. The wikibox showing the results by state and popular vote numbers can be seen on Reagent's original post here.
Using this methodology, I calculated the results by county.I created a map based on a 1992 poll in which Perot came in first.
Used weighted swings instead of uniform swings.
(Each candidate's votes are multiplied by a factor based on the polls and then adjusted for the number of total votes cast in each state)
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One notable thing: Hawaii and Maryland are going to Bush.