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Work on the American Parliament just keeps chugging along. Here are the current seat standings:

Liberal - 96 seats
Labor - 85 seats
Democratic - 17 seats
Grange - 16 seats
America First - 8 seats
TAC - 3 seats
Libertarian - 2 seats
AIP - 1 seat
WASP - 1 seat

Independent - 1 seat

And the states done, marked in red. I should mention that Texas has the same parties as the rest of the nation. I just couldn't make a Texas independence party (Texan Parliamentary Party, or TPP) work.

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Pretty great. Louisiana should have a party for the Cajuns.
 
Pretty great. Louisiana should have a party for the Cajuns.

I find it funny how that's a running theme in a lot of US parliamentary works here. Especially given how you don't see them doing much stuff in OTL. Kind of like how Cornwall is considered a "thing" by people out of the country, but not so much inside it.
 
This is the 2012 Presidential election from an rather ASB TL idea I had.

Effectively, in TTL the United States of America split into the Union and the Confederacy, but with the pro-slavery Confederacy effectively being isolated; in spite of this, the Union did not contest the Confederacy’s claims to the Border States or the Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma Territories. The pro-slavery unionists were effectively driven out of the Union in a phenomenon akin to ‘white flight’.

The United States of America is dominated by a two-party system. The more conservative of the two parties is the Republicans, the party which were originally in power during the 1860s and favoured gradual integration. In line with their opposition’s social agenda differing, the party shifted to the right during the Integration period, favouring laissez-faire economics and moderation for social movements, but a distinct loyalty to Constitutionalism. Their strongest areas tend to be the Far East (aside from New York) due to traditional loyalties and the fairly conservative Plains states. As of 2016, they comfortably control Congress with majorities in the House and Senate.

The more liberal party is the Progressives, originally known as the Radicals. Originally founded by John Fremont in an effort to make Integration faster and more beneficial to freedmen, the party supports higher social spending, taxation of the rich and is supportive of many left-leaning social movements as well as having moderate support from trade unions. Their strongest base is on the West Coast as well as in the large urban states of Illinois and New York.

Like I said, fairly ASB, but I might try and develop it further.
 

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Frm. Sec. Condoleezza Rice (R-CA)-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) 270 EV, 49.5% PV

Billionaire Warren Buffett (D-NE)-Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH) 268 EV, 48.9% PV
 
This is the 2012 Presidential election from an rather ASB TL idea I had.

Effectively, in TTL the United States of America split into the Union and the Confederacy, but with the pro-slavery Confederacy effectively being isolated; in spite of this, the Union did not contest the Confederacy’s claims to the Border States or the Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma Territories. The pro-slavery unionists were effectively driven out of the Union in a phenomenon akin to ‘white flight’.

The United States of America is dominated by a two-party system. The more conservative of the two parties is the Republicans, the party which were originally in power during the 1860s and favoured gradual integration. In line with their opposition’s social agenda differing, the party shifted to the right during the Integration period, favouring laissez-faire economics and moderation for social movements, but a distinct loyalty to Constitutionalism. Their strongest areas tend to be the Far East (aside from New York) due to traditional loyalties and the fairly conservative Plains states. As of 2016, they comfortably control Congress with majorities in the House and Senate.

The more liberal party is the Progressives, originally known as the Radicals. Originally founded by John Fremont in an effort to make Integration faster and more beneficial to freedmen, the party supports higher social spending, taxation of the rich and is supportive of many left-leaning social movements as well as having moderate support from trade unions. Their strongest base is on the West Coast as well as in the large urban states of Illinois and New York.

Like I said, fairly ASB, but I might try and develop it further.
As a quick comment, Nevada didn't get Vegas (or the rest of the area south of the UT/AZ line) until 1866...
 
This map is continuing the series I started with Metropotamia, the maps have been taking longer to make as my amount of free time shrinks, but I finally got another map finished.

The state of Alta California is an interesting one, with a very interesting political history as well. It has gone through many different phases with the Republicans and Labor switching back and forth until most recently when the Progressives came into dominance. Throughout the turbulent 70s many political parties were born, including the modern Progressive party which gained its first governorship in California during the hotly contested race of 1978. Though the Republicans did win back the governor's mansion in 1982 this event set the stage for the rise of the Progressive party on the West Coast, which would soon be nicknamed the "Left Coast" due to the strength of left wing parties from Baja California to Columbia.

Among the unique features in the political landscape of the Left Coast is the near complete absence of the Labor Party. From the highly controversial killing of over 200 student protesters at the Riots of People's Park to the brutal aerial bombing of suspected black militants in Oakland the Labor Party has become synonymous with war and tyranny, being seen as puppets of the Eastern union bosses. Instead the Progressive party has risen up as the main social democratic party of the West, stating to work not for Big Business nor Big Labor but for the common citizen and all peoples of America.

The legislature of Alta California is also unique in how it handles its upper house. The Alta Californian Senate has a total of 44 senators, divided into three sub sections, the class-0, class I, and class II. Class I senators, commonly called district senators, are elected in FPTP districts drawn by a non-partisan commission so as to provide local representatives to the people of California. Class II senators are former Class I senators elected during the last election season, since most senators are elected for 4 year terms as opposed to the representative's two. Finally there is the oddity of the Class-0 senator, elected on a simple proportional basis without any thresholds to help the ailments of the otherwise FPTP nature of the Senate. While electoral reform has been promised for decades by most left wing parties for a change to a totally representative Senate as has been implemented in Oregon, both the Progressive and Green parties quietly dropped this part of their platform in 2004 when they got the super majority required for constitutional amendments.

In the election of 2016 the main development was an upswing for both Hispanos Unidos and Asian Action as more and more minorities feel as though the Progressives have been shifted too far left ever since their merger with the Feminist-LGBT party back in 2014. The result was a minority government for the first time since the turbulent 70s as the Progressive-Green alliance still refused to go into an alliance with any "rightists" and the remaining left wing parties were too small to form a governing coalition. However with the Progressives still controlling the Senate and the Governor's mansion no further efforts where made towards a governing coalition, resulting in gridlock for the Golden State.

Government:
Progressive - The other large social democratic party of the USA, they share many similarities and also many differences with the Labor Party. First and foremost is the Progressives opposition to Big Labor, seeing corrupt unions as suffocating to innovation they have enacted many policies to limit the power and size of unions on the Left coast, a move which has alarmed many on the hard left but still flies for the majority of the populous. Finding their base among minorities, women, and the LGBT community they also have a rural component in their support for large farms which are supported through generous subsidies. Following the rise of the Feminist-LGBT alliance and their subsequent merging with the Progressive party many more conservative minorities from Mexicans to Chinese have left the party which has promised so much yet delivered so little.
Greens - Another social democratic party, they have managed to avoid absorption into the Progressive monolith by sheer luck, largely due to their rhetoric on ecological issues and marijuana legislation. On paper they are slightly to the right of the Progressives with an opposition to endless tax increases to support outrageously expensive infrastructure projects as well as the never ending farm subsidies, yet in reality they are nothing more than the Progressive's lackey, always towing the government line without question.

Opposition:
Republicans - The Grand Old Party, they have been in steadily decline throughout the Left Coast as the population shifted left. While still a noticeable force especially in the Eastern reaches of the state they are no longer the serious contender they once were back in the 80s, but their leaders are still thankful to have not been completely pushed out like Labor was.
Hispanos Unidos - The largest racial minority party in America, having overtaken the Black Baptist Block in the early 2000s, they serve the interests of the substantial Hispanic community within Alta California. Being the northern most state in which the party operates they are not as strong a player as they are in border states such as Arizona or New Mexico, however they play a key role in assisting the Progressive government to pass more welfare reforms. With their conservative stance on abortion more liberal minded Hispanics vote Progressive however their continually leftward march has left many moderates behind, causing them to switch their vote to the Hispanos Unidos.
Asian Action - A political party formed in the mid 00s to represent the growing Chinese and Japanese population, their positions are near identical to that of the Republicans in many aspects, except for their want of closer relations to the East Asian Prosperity Sphere. On the state level they caucus mainly with the Republicans and call for more attention to be made to Asian culture, such as an addition of Mandarin to the public curriculum.
Libertarians - Another party which is strong in the West, they are a right wing splinter of the Republicans, demanding a reduction in taxes across the border, and the ending of minority inclusion measures such as Affirmative Action. For the most part they share a socially liberal outlook with that of the Progressives, however their beliefs that life begins at conception and feminism is a socialist conspiracy have turned off many liberal Republicans.
United Left - The only socialist party which operates across state borders, their radical beliefs have only caught hold in the most left wing of states, Alta California being one of them. While their party leaders do acknowledge that the Progressives are more left wing than Labor they still lament their continual subsidizing of Big Farms, their tight restrictions on unionization, and their lack of dedication towards making true socialist change, instead doing whatever is most popular at the time.
Black Panther Party - With Oakland being their birthplace during the turbulent 70s, they have managed to hold one representative in that district for the past 43 years despite all the chaos which has appeared there. Recently they have managed to get a second representative as a protest vote against police brutality, but their influence is still not as large as in other states such as Metropotamia or Maryland.
Pirate Party - Originally an initiative party formed by IT guys to protest copyright laws, their leadership has become high jacked by the Alt-Right in recent years. Claiming to make "Pirates great again" their ridiculous platform includes building a moat to keep the Mexicans out, nuking the Middle East to defeat terrorism once and for all, and doubling the size of the current American Navy to rival the East Asian Defense Force so that America can raid the Chinese for their loot. Needless to say they aren't taken very seriously by anyone but their cult-like supporters.

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Edit: Credit to the base map going to @Chicxulub
 
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Pirate Party - Originally an initiative party formed by IT guys to protest copyright laws, their leadership has become high jacked by the Alt-Right in recent years. Claiming to make "Pirates great again" their ridiculous platform includes building a moat to keep the Mexicans out, nuking the Middle East to defeat terrorism once and for all, and doubling the size of the current American Navy to rival the East Asian Defense Force so that America can raid the Chinese for their loot. Needless to say they aren't taken very seriously by anyone but their cult-like supporters.

Sad to see such an interesting party hijacked by despicable people.
 
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Frm. Sec. Condoleezza Rice (R-CA)-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) 270 EV, 49.5% PV

Billionaire Warren Buffett (D-NE)-Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH) 268 EV, 48.9% PV

Rice said my experience is small. If my experience is small, something else must be small. I can assure you, it's not.
-Warren Buffett
 
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