Alternate Electoral Maps

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  1. Tayya Rees-Mogg Leftie (?)

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    One of this forum's favourite tools, the Electoral College Calculator (found below) has quite a few possibilities for some fun and good-looking alternate history, especially if one can throw the pictures around for some fun in Paint or GIMP or similar programs. Most of these pictures appear in timelines, but for those that just don't seem to fit anywhere, you can post them here.

    http://www.uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/evcalc.php

    My first contribution will be an alternate 2008 election: Clinton/Obama versus McCain/Giuliani.

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  2. Tayya Rees-Mogg Leftie (?)

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    Secondly, one that is quite a bit stranger. By all means, try to guess what I've been trying to do here. (Or look at the attachment name)

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  3. Codae Well-Known Member

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    Messing up the two-party system to generate a situation analogous to that of another country?
     
  4. The Kiat I'm going to Nixonland!

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    The 1976 Presidential Election from the AHN Universe. It doesn't use the online tool though.

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    Republican, Democrat, Green and Libertarian?
     
  6. JoeMulk Banned

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    Kennedy/Johnson 288
    Goldwater/Miller 250

    Much closer election due to no Kennedy martyrdom and backlash following civil rights act filibuster and riots.
     
  7. Marky Bunny Well-Known Member

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    Goldwater would not have picked Miller as his running mate with Kennedy as the nominee. Goldwater said that himself.
     
  8. Thande At the psephological moment Donor

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    Good thread idea. I don't personally bother with the popular vote shades because it's more information to look up and I think the resulting map looks annoying.

    Here are two for Drew's excellent "Fear, Loathing and Gumbo on the Campaign Trail '72" timeline. Obviously MAJOR SPOILERS if you haven't read it yet.

    1972:
    John J. McKeithen/Birch Bayh (Democratic): 266
    Richard M. Nixon/Spiro T. Agnew (Republican): 260
    George C. Wallace/Lester Maddox (Independent Democratic): 9
    George McGovern/Pete McCloskey (Peace): 3

    1976:
    George C. Wallace/Nicholas Katzenbach (Democratic): 272
    Ronald W. Reagan/Charles Percy (Republican): 266

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  9. Tayya Rees-Mogg Leftie (?)

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    More or less, yes.

    2012:
    Russ Feingold/Howard Dean (D) vs
    Rick Santorum/Marco Rubio (R) vs
    Michael Bloomberg/Lincoln Chafee (I)

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  10. JoeMulk Banned

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    Okay Goldwater/Scranton then, in which case Goldwater probably wins PA and the election.
     
  11. JoeMulk Banned

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    1952
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    Stevenson/Sparkmen 370
    Taft/Nixon 161

    No Korean war and more intense McCarthy hearings allows Stevenson to win by a fairly comfortable margin.
     
  12. Thande At the psephological moment Donor

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    Really?
    After 20 years of the Democrats holding the presidency, with an incumbent Democratic president who has the lowest approval rating since records began (even if he lost the nomination), Americans just vote the Democrats in again? By a landslide? Really?
     
  13. Tim Thomason Monthly Organ Donor

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    Stevenson is leading an army of Sparkmen who help him take over.
     
  14. JoeMulk Banned

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    Also the unions get there people out to the polls due to anger over Taft-Hartley.

    EDIT: I'll concede though that maybe the victory should be slightly more narrow.
     
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    Someone should do a series of election maps based on For All Time.
     
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    1960: Johnson/Lodge 263
    Humphrey/Fulbright 225
    Patterson/Byrd 49

    After eight years of the Eisenhower administration Vice-President Nixon was the heavy favorite going into the primaries. However the young and energetic Governor of New Jersey John Fitzgerald Johnson had built up a solid campaign organization and base of support. He was able to pull off upsets in several key primary states and as a Catholic was able to pick up the endorsement of many GOP leaders who felt that he could bring many white ethnic voters into the Republican fold. At the Republican convention Johnson upset Nixon and was nominated on the first ballot.

    The Democratic nominee Hubert Humphrey easily managed to make it through the nominating process with only token opposition from regional candidates. The election was highly close, on one hand Johnson ran in defense of the Eisenhower platform but was more hawkish, talking about the need to upset the Soviets in space. He had intense support among younger voters and as expected many solidly Democratic neighborhoods in New York, Boston and Chicago were trending Republican for the first time in history. On the other hand Humphrey attacked him as a royalist, and received solid support from the AFL-CIO which highlighted many of the horrendous union busting policies in the Johnson Hotels and Casinos in Atlantic City. This led to him having the strongest support among blue collar workers in the midwest. Both candidates were ardent champions of civil rights, however Johnson outmanuvered Humphrey running to his left by pointing out that he would not be beholden to the dixiecrats. Many African-Americans welcomed the opportunity to finally have a candidate in the party of Lincoln that they could enthusiastically support.

    On election night Johnson narrowly won the popular vote and electoral college. The dixiecrat party had been reformed due to the region's strong hatred of Humphrey and won enough electoral votes to deny Johnson a clear majority in the electoral college. A constitutional crises ensued as balloting in the house began. Both candidates who had previously been champions of civil rights began suddenly playing to the worst of southern bigotries in an attempt to win over there support and swing the election. Ultimately Humphrey became president with no popular mandate which later led to the passage of a constitutional amendment outlawing the electoral college.
     
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    Maddox as in Lester Maddox? He wasn't even Governor of Georgia until 1967 in our timeline.
     
  18. JoeMulk Banned

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    fixed it, changed the candidate to John M Patterson.
     
  19. Thande At the psephological moment Donor

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    Here are a few from a scenario I'm toying with...the POD is actually in 1980 but it only starts to affect American politics in any major way at the 2000 election.

    Al Gore/Joe Lieberman (Democratic): 292
    George W. Bush/Dick Cheney (Republican): 246

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    2004:
    Al Gore/Joe Lieberman (Democratic): 287
    John McCain/Sam Brownback (Republican): 249
    Ron Paul/Harry Browne (Libertarian): 2

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