Alternate Electoral Maps

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  1. MoralisticCommunist Banned

    Sep 27, 2015
    Tried to make an electoral map in the vein of Ares96's Laboratories of Democracy series using a state from my previous map of an alternate US, tell me how you guys think it turned out.

    The state of Metropotamia has long been a stronghold of Labor ever since the party first came into existence during the late 1800s. A state dominated by a single city, Detroit, their politics have long been determined by the trade unions which operate within the capital city. From the 1930s to the 1960s the state like the rest of the country was locked down by the Labor party, frequently running a majority of its seats unopposed. When Conservative revolution of 1972 brought out nationwide electoral reform regional PR was established in the state, bringing a large variety into the legislature. However as the turbulent 70s settled and Republican domination of the White House continued into the 80s the state of Metropotamia stood as a bastion of Labor, relying on its every loyal support by union workers.

    While in other states massive left wing opposition parties such as the Greens ate away at Labor's support in Metropotamia the right was divided by the Constitution Party which represented the Christian Right, acting as a large spoiler for the Republicans. This situation only grew worse in the 90s with the rebirth of the Social Credit party which combined isolationism and xenophobia with a focus on the working class and infrastructure renewal projects. However the Second Great Depression of 2009 and the perceived failures of both the Labor and Republican governments fueled support for Social Credit which began eating into Labor's older white working class vote. This combined with the rebirth of the Black Panther Party in 2014 caused Labor to lose a majority of the seats in the Metropotamian legislature for the first time since 1976.

    With Labor forced into an uneasy coalition with the radical Black Panther Party exchanging a demilitarization of the police for enough votes to secure a majority Labor's oldest stronghold has been left hanging by a thread.

    Labor - The main social democratic party in America, they are the party responsible for the creation of the modern welfare state and were the founders of the National coalition which held government in Congress for half a century. Recently they have been criticized by many on the left for their embrace of the "Middle Option" which many see as a betrayal of its socialist principles. While still center left on economic issues they are centrist on most social issues such as LGBT rights which many Green politicians see as pandering to their base of older voters.
    Black Panther Party - Originally founded during the turbulent 70s in radical opposition to the conservatives repeal of the Civil Rights Act it soon fizzled out with its reinstatement and become little more than an one seat party in Oakland. However the recent race riots of '14 and '15 have lead to a rebirth of their party among inner city blacks across the North. Their coalition with Labor in Metropotamia has been the second time in which the party has entered a state's government, with their first being in Alta California as part of the Peace and Prosperity coalition.

    Social Credit - A right of center party which mixes beliefs from both the right and left its main platform is a return to isolationism in America. With their signature triple call to end free trade, wars in the Middle East, and all immigration from Latin America they have found a passionate base among dissatisfied white working class voters. Often called the "Democrats of the North" they have been called racists by the leadership of both Republican and Labor parties.
    Republicans - The Grand Old Party has seen better days, especially in the state of Metropotamia where it has been knocked down to third party by the rising Social Creds. A party comprised of both liberals and conservatives it main emphasis is on reducing the size of government and increasing freedoms for businesses. Seen as the party of Big Business by both leftists and paleoconservatives this party has been in steady decline ever since the Second Great Depression.
    Constitutionists - Representatives of the Christian Right they has grown more and more influential ever since their debut in the election of 1976. Advocating for smaller government and a return to "traditional Christian values" they have been popular with the more rural and Protestant western half of the state. Recently they have been pushed out of several seats by Social Credit, however gains in Kent County have off set those losses.
    United Left - The second largest left opposition party to Labor this party forms the vanguard for everyone from democratic socialists to Trotiskyists. While seen as nothing more than a fringe party to mainstream America in the heart of Red Metropotamia they have found support from hardcore leftists who see Labor as nothing more than Republicans lite.
    People's Justice Party - A minor one seat party in Dearborn District, they were founded in 2002 as a response to Labor's invasion of the United Arab Republic. While publicly claiming to be a solely secular party which opposes the "imperialist" Labor party it also has questionable links to multiple jihadist organizations and its legal defense has been paid for by and large by the Saudi Caliphate.

  2. Nofix Scalawag

    Jul 16, 2012
    Copper Republic of Arizona
    Oooooh. Ahhhhh.

    But yeah it's pretty cool and unique. I DEMAND MOAR!!?!?1!!!
  3. Ariosto Populist Republican

    Apr 21, 2010
    Wakefield, Massachusetts
    So I decided to jump into doing the reversed elections that others were doing, but I decided to do my own little spin on it. In an effort to calculate the most accurate "reversion" possible I multiplied each State-by-State result by the proposed change in the national total, thereby determining how many votes would either be 'shed' or 'gained' by the two sides in each individual State. In those cases where the calculations showed both (i.e. when both candidates were under 40% in a State) then a picked the lesser one, so as to not create "phantom voters". The end result will always be smaller than the proposed change because of this, but I'd argue it is far more accurate than the uniform slides others often do.

    I have the calculations themselves here in a bunch of Google Docs files for anyone interested.

    Reversed Presidential Elections (1840 - 1876)



    Martin Van Buren (D-NY) / Various
    1,257,203 (52.11%) | 199 Electoral

    William H. Harrison (W-OH) / John Tyler (W-VA)
    1,147,723 (47.57%) | 95 Electoral

    James G. Birney (L-NY) / Thomas Earle (L-PA)
    7,453 (0.31%) | 0 Electoral



    Henry Clay (W-KY) / Theodore Frelinghuysen (W-NJ)
    1,375,752 (50.88%) | 195 Electoral
    James K. Polk (D-TN) / George M. Dallas (D-PA)

    1,263,958 (46.75%) | 80 Electoral
    James G. Birney (L-MI) / Thomas Morris (L-OH)
    62,054 (2.30%) | 0 Electoral



    Lewis Cass (D-MI) / William Orlando Butler (D-KY)
    1,338,719 (46.53%) | 206 Electoral
    Zachary Taylor (W-LA) / Millard Fillmore (W-NY)
    1,243,829 (43.24%) | 84 Electoral
    Martin Van Buren (FS-NY) / Charles Francis Adams, Sr. (FS-MA)

    291,475 (10.13%) | 0 Electoral



    Winfield Scott (W-NJ) / William Alexander Graham (W-NC)
    1,572,609 (49.77%) | 241 Electoral
    Franklin Pierce (D-NH) / William R. King (D-AL)
    1,419,771 (44.93%) | 55 Electoral
    John P. Hale (FS-NH) / George Washington Julian (FS-IN)

    155,799 (4.93%) | 0 Electoral


    James C. Fremont (R-CA) / William L. Dayton (W-NJ)
    1,582,430 (39.06%) | 165 Electoral
    James Buchanan (D-PA) / John C. Breckinridge (D-KY)
    1,593,392 (39.33%) | 123 Electoral
    Millard Fillmore (A-NY) / Andrew Jackson Donelson (A-TN)

    872,703 (21.54%) | 8 Electoral


    Stephen Douglas (D-IL) / Herschel Vespasian Johnson (D-GA)
    1,586,216 (33.88%) | 99 Electoral
    John C. Breckinridge (D-KY) / Joseph Lane (D-OR)

    882,762 (18.86%) | 81 Electoral
    Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) / Hannibal Hamlin (R-ME)
    1,620,816 (34.62%) | 72 Electoral
    John Bell (CU-TN) / Edward Everett (CU-MA)

    590,946 (12.62%) | 51 Electoral


    George Brinton McClellan (D-NJ) / George Hunt Pendleton (D-OH)
    2,125,215 (52.89%) | 172 Electoral
    Abraham Lincoln (NU-IL) / Andrew Johnson (NU-TN)

    1,892,333 (47.09%) | 61 Electoral


    Horatio Seymour (D-NY) / Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (D-MO)
    2,972,139 (51.93%) | 176 Electoral
    Ulysses S. Grant (R-IL) / Schyuler Colfax (R-IN)

    2,750,640 (47.09%) | 118 Electoral


    Horace Greeley (LR-NY) / Benjamin Gratz Brown (LR-MO)
    3,427,051 (52.95%) | 241 Electoral

    Ulysses S. Grant (R-IL) / Henry Wilson (R-MA)
    3,004,180 (46.42%) | 111 Electoral


    Rutherford B. Hayes (R-OH) / William A. Wheeler (R-NY)
    4,259,049 (50.59%) | 250 Electoral

    Samuel J. Tilden (D-NY) / Thomas A. Hendricks (D-IN)
    4,061,441 (48.24%) | 119 Electoral

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  4. Nofix Scalawag

    Jul 16, 2012
    Copper Republic of Arizona
    Mostly good, except:

    I think Polk should be 46% instead of 56%.
  5. Mac Gregor Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    A map of the 2000 presidential election. See my TL, The Union Forever, for details.

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  6. Ariosto Populist Republican

    Apr 21, 2010
    Wakefield, Massachusetts
    That's what I get for piecing stuff together at two in the morning. >.>
  7. fluttersky ~ᴍeʀmᴀiᴅ iɴ a seᴀ oғ aɴoᴍiᴇ~

    Aug 13, 2014
    Here's some supplemental material from the ongoing 1776 map game. Made by HowAboutThisForAName, PiratePartyist, and myself.

    List of Executive Officers of the Democratic Federation of Paneurasia:

    1923-1930: Vladimir V Romanov (initially independent, then People's Party)
    1930-1934: Levan Dzugashvili (People's Party)

    (Romanov assassinated in 1930; Dzugashvili/Andropov elected later that year. Major defections from People's Party to Liberal Party presumably occur c. 1934.)
    1934-1936: Levan Dzugashvili (Liberal Party)
    (Dzugashvili/Andropov reelected in 1935. Liberal Party splits into Liberal and National parties in 1936.)
    1936-1940: Levan Dzugashvili (National Party)
    (Dzugashvili/Andropov reelected in 1940; the former soon dies)
    1940-1945: Timofey Andropov (Liberal Party)
    (1945 election: Muduri Duneheng (People's Party) defeated Timofey Andropov (Liberal), Krastyo Kovalchuk (Latitudinarian), and Gennadi Sokolov (Conservative).
    1945-????: Muduri Duneheng (People's Party)

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  8. prime-minister Commander of High Authoritah

    Apr 27, 2015
    Oh, OK. I misread the rules about how Congress elects the President and VP in an Electoral College deadlock. I'll amend it now.
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  9. packmanwiscy Only 5 degrees away from Brett Favre

    Jul 31, 2014
    Empire of Titletown
    Trump somehow wins my state here but gets trounced in real life? Alright then
  10. Wallet Progressive Banned

    May 21, 2016
    The democrats would have had the White House 1933-1965. That's 32 years.
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  11. True Grit Creek

    Aug 31, 2013
    I mean, if you're going with the Reversed Election thing, then the Republicans were probably in power from 1932 to 1952.
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  12. Turquoise Blue Blossoming Tibby!

    Sep 5, 2010
    A French-style America?
    My attempt at breaking down the "coalitions" of OTL parties into more "European-style" parties.
    Also, nationwide fusioning!

    Ronald Reagan's "Moral Majority Coalition"
    National Reform Party - 1981-1989: The dominant conservative party, it has shrunk from 1972 thanks to splits.
    Christian Democrats - 1981-1989: The Southern-regional rightists that distrusted President Carter and the New Democrats.
    Libertarian Party - 1981-1989: Back in the game, and this time has a President more open to their ideas.
    Faith and Family - 1981-1989: The really extreme Christian right. Has some influence in the Cabinet...
    Ordinary People - 1981-1987: The hardline "Nixonites" who distrusted Reagan, but backed him anyway. Collapsed in 1987.
    Liberal Party - 1984-1985: The "Fordite" liberals who backed Anderson, and Reagan only in 1984, left shortly after.

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    Ronald Reagan ("Moral Majority"): 489 EV, 50.7%
    Jimmy Carter ("Peace and Prosperity"): 49 EV, 41.0%

    John B. Anderson (Liberal): 0 EV, 6.6%

    Ronald Reagan (National Reform): 379 EV
    Ronald Reagan (Christian Democratic): 66 EV
    Ronald Reagan (Libertarian): 44 EV
    Jimmy Carter (Progressive Labor): 37 EV
    Jimmy Carter (New Democratic): 12 EV

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    Ronald Reagan ("Moral Majority"): 525 EV, 58.8%
    Walter Mondale ("United for Progress"): 13 EV, 40.6%

    Ronald Reagan (National Reform): 353 EV
    Ronald Reagan (Liberal): 62 EV

    Ronald Reagan (Libertarian): 30 EV
    Ronald Reagan (Christian Democratic): 61 EV
    Ronald Reagan (Faith and Family): 19 EV
    Walter Mondale (Progressive Labor): 13 EV
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  13. Tayya Rees-Mogg Leftie (?)

    Aug 8, 2008
    Uppsala Holy Trinity
    West Virginia isn't in the party with "Labor" in its name?
  14. kodak Has much to learn

    Jan 29, 2015
    The other part of New York
    IMO West Virginia should be progressive labor in 1980.

    Edit: ninja'd!

    Double edit: they should also be reform in 1984; WV isn't nearly as evangelical as people think.
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  15. Turquoise Blue Blossoming Tibby!

    Sep 5, 2010
    True. I'll edit it.
  16. Turquoise Blue Blossoming Tibby!

    Sep 5, 2010
    Christian Democrats, despite their name, are supposed to represent Southern ex-Democrats, they're the right-wing split of the Democrats. Contrast them with the NDP.

    The Christian Right is mainly Faith and Family.
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  17. KiwiEater watch jon bois

    Jun 18, 2016
    Great job! Please do 1988, 1992, and 1996!
  18. Tayya Rees-Mogg Leftie (?)

    Aug 8, 2008
    Uppsala Holy Trinity
    I'd also question calling the Plains states Libertarian rather than National Reform, and both Iowa and Missouri might fit better as one of the religious-themed parties what with the heavy number of evangelicals (I would at least not call subsidy-loving Iowa Libertarian either) but I don't have any other disagreements.
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  19. Turquoise Blue Blossoming Tibby!

    Sep 5, 2010
    That's a valid criticism. I'll look into revising 1980 and 1984. For Missouri, keep in mind that there's a good chunk of people who just don't get fusion voting and just vote for the "party that can win" i.e. National Reform.

    I was planning on doing 1992 as well, but I should revise 1980 and 1984 [and 1988, I suppose] before I start on the 1990s.

    EDIT: Revised 1988, now to do 1980 and 1984.

    A French-style America?

    My attempt at breaking down the "coalitions" of OTL parties into more "European-style" parties.
    Also, nationwide fusioning!

    1980 and 1984
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    George H. W. Bush ("Moral Majority"): 426 EV, 53.4%
    Michael Dukakis ("Renewal"): 112 EV, 45.6%

    George H. W. Bush (National Reform): 309 EV
    Michael Dukakis (Progressive Labor): 84 EV
    George H. W. Bush (Faith and Family): 52 EV

    George H. W. Bush (Libertarian): 42 EV
    Michael Dukakis (New Democratic): 28 EV
    George H. W. Bush (Christian Democratic): 13 EV
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2016
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  20. MoralisticCommunist Banned

    Sep 27, 2015

    This is a really interesting map, I would love it if this series continued to include all elections up to the present!
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