Alternate Electoral Maps

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  1. Pericles Well-Known Member

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    Dole win 1996
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    Bob Dole/Jack Kemp-Republican: 286 EV 45.72%
    Bill Clinton/Al Gore-Democratic: 252 EV 44.23%
    Ross Perot/Pat Choate-Reform: 0 EV 8.40%

    It is harder for Dole to win the EV than the PV. This may have helped lead to speculation prior to the 2000 election that Al Gore would win the Electoral College but lose the popular vote, as we know the opposite ended up taking place.

     
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  2. TheRedRageCorps Atrocitus' Best Friend Banned

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    Enjoy the second election of The Die Hath Been Cast.

    United States Presidential Election, 1792
    President Patrick Henry (Anti-Federalist-Virginia) 67 EVs; 51.1% PV
    Former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton (Federalist-New York) 65 EVs; 48.9% PV
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  3. Utgard96 basically a load of twaddle about freedom

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    Laboratories of Democracy, Part XII: Rhode Island
    A Status Quo We Can Believe In

    Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the smallest state in the Union by land area, is a slightly unusual place. While its Revolutionary heritage is less famed than that of neighboring Massachusetts, Rhode Island nonetheless has a proud and strong tradition of free thought and independent action, which has sometimes been a source of pride and sometimes one of shame - for instance, the state was the epicenter of the slave trade in the northern states, had a widespread panic about vampirism following an 1850s tuberculosis outbreak, and it took an armed rebellion before all adult men earned the right to vote, but on the other hand the state is home to Brown University, traditionally the most politically radical of the Ivy League universities, and it was the first state to send its men to fight in the Civil War, with over a tenth of its population participating in that conflict at one point or another.

    In the 20th century, the state's politics have largely been a sort of mirror image of the rest of New England, with Labor completely dominant and the Republicans languishing in opposition. The GOP occasionally is able to win a statewide elected office, but it almost always does dismally on the legislative level, and has not held a majority in the unicameral General Assembly in over half a century. Republican or independent governors have traditionally had to work with a Labor legislature, which those on the left argue has created a tradition of constructive consensus-driven politics in the state (in contrast with the confrontational style of politics in states like New York or Ohio), while the right believes it's made any attempt at altering the course of events impossible and cemented Rhode Island's institutional bloat. The main third party in the state is the eccentrically-named Cool Moose Party, led by the equally eccentric perennial gubernatorial candidate Bob Healey, who's run for governor in every election since 1998 on a platform of ending partisanship and uniting the best people from across the political spectrum to reform the government along "common sense" lines - usually this makes him more friends among the GOP than with Labor.

    As mentioned, the General Assembly of Rhode Island is a unicameral body - the Labor Party abolished the upper house as soon as it was able to, not wanting to see a repeat of the Massachusetts situation - with 75 members, who are elected by PR in seven districts of roughly equal size. Kent and Washington counties are each equivalent to one district (along with judicial purposes the only form in which those counties survive, Rhode Island being one of three states in the union with only a single tier of local government), while Newport and Bristol counties form a district together and Providence County is split into four districts of equal size, one being the city of Providence itself and the others divisions along geographic lines.

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  4. Chicxulub Gillibrand/Castro 2020

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    How do you come up with the percentages in each district?
     
  5. Utgard96 basically a load of twaddle about freedom

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    I spitball them based on OTL election results (and demographics in states where party systems align less well than they do in New England). Nothing more elaborate than that.
     
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  6. RightTosser Used Citra-Frost Salesman

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    How does he win?
     
  7. Alex Richards A mapper I, from near Dar-bai. Donor

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    That's quite delightful for how it looks virtually identical to an OTL map, but really isn't.
     
  8. Guildencrantz Chair of the Scioto Regional STATEPLAN Committee

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    Interesting...

    Lincoln looks like it would be really interesting!
     
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  9. CaliBoy1990 A bright future is still possible! =)

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    Well, I'd thought I'd get back into the electoral maps game for the time being.

    And with that.....here's one of the best-case plausible(i.e., such as not requiring a shitload of blind luck, as Trump did IOTL) scenarios for John Kasich in which he runs against Hillary Clinton in 2016:

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    Of course, there's at least one variation I can think of-Kasich may win Virginia while narrowly losing Michigan. Lighter shades, btw, indicate that the winning candidate won by about 2.5 or less percentage points(which is a departure from my usual scheme of it being the winner getting less than 50% of the total vote).
     
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  10. King of the Uzbeks Charles Curtis is my Baby Daddy

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    Right. I'm only doing Wilson before the 20s because the GOP wins anyway

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    Taft gets double digits, but still gets third.

    I figure that the Black leadership is old line GOP, loyal to the party of Lincoln above all else. But for funzies here's if they flip to TR

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    Yeah. Wilson won big.

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    Hughes scoasts to a solid win with the 29 extra votes.

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    Ol Herb still falls flat
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    As does Landon
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    Wilkie breaks triple digits
    Now Blacks started to swing Dem around this time but with Southern dems so important to Roosevelt I think they'd take the New Deal but stay GOP in states surrounded by the Solid South.
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    Dewey gets over the hump as well.
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    With a Civil Rights plank and the racists (seemingly) gone, they finally take the plunge for Truman, widening his win and leaving, well not Thurmond but whoever replaces him on the Dixiecrat ticket, out to dry.
     
  11. MoralisticCommunist Banned

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    Congrats on making yet another amazing map for your series! Interestingly enough I already started sketching up some ideas for a map of Rhode Island yesterday, but my idea for Rhode Island is a bit different from yours, which you'll be able to see soon enough.

    Anyway, this map here is the sixth installment in my alternate American election series.

    Alabama, like most states of the Deep South, is for the most part a two-party state with the Black Baptist Bloc and Democratic parties taking up the vast majority of the vote share. Unlike most others states however, Alabama is very competitive and since the Voting Rights Act was reinstated the Black Baptist Bloc has held power almost as many times as the Democrats have. With the state having a 41.4% African American population it has the third highest proportion of blacks behind Lincoln and Santo Domingo. Due to the exceptionally high levels of party loyalty being displayed by both blacks and whites the two main parties of Alabama completely ignore trying to persuade the opposition and instead focus entirely on getting out the vote. This has lead to the state having extraordinarily high levels of voter turnout, often exceeding 80% and even reaching an astounding 92% in the election of 1982, the first election to take place after the reinstatement of the Civil Rights Act.

    Ever since the Second Great Depression the Black Baptist Bloc has held a coalition government in Alabama thanks to the large numbers of working class whites who voted Labor in 2010. However as the Great Depression has elongated into the continuing recession more and more white voters have become fed up with Labor and switched back to the Democrats. Predictably, this year's election followed national trends and the Democrats managed to gain a total of 6 seats, just enough to ensure them an absolute majority and prevent the need for any coalition with the Constitution party as was the case in North Carolina.

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    Democrats - The party of Southern whites, it has the support of over 85% of the white population in the state, as is typical of the Solid South. With their victory in the election of 2016 Jeff Wallace now will be able to return to power to begin his fifth term as governor, the least number of terms of any sitting governor in the Southern Conference.

    Opposition:
    Black Baptist Bloc - The party of Martin Luther King Jr, their birthplace was in fact Alabama when the first Selma conference of the Black Baptist Bloc was convened in 1962. Since then, the Black Baptist Bloc has held government for a total of 16 years, making them the nation's second most successful branch of the Black Baptist Bloc, next to the Black Baptist Bloc of Lincoln obviously.
    Labor - Never a major contender in the largely rural state of Alabama, the party's success in the election of 2010 set it's record high of 12 seats and ever since then the party has been regressing back to its normal membership of poor urban whites and the odd liberal as well.
    Constitution - Unlike in most Southern states, the intense political battles of Alabama has left the party marginalized as most dare not to split their vote. As such, the party was unable to gain any seats in the recent election, being left with its pitiful three seats.

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    Credit for the basemap goes to Chicxulub.
     
  12. Stuyvesant #Gillibrand2020

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    Sneak Peek:
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  13. Osk Eu set di la OskaƱa

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    East Florida, Ozark or Santo Domingo!
     
  14. Wendell Wendell

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    Err, the elections of the 1889s would change, if not 1876 too.

    1884: James Blaine wins:
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    1892: Incidentally, here the GOP still loses with the three states added, but it's more likely than not a different race with different candidates:
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  15. King of the Uzbeks Charles Curtis is my Baby Daddy

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    I've already covered those.
     
  16. Deblano Bill Weld 2020 (For real now)

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    I made a rough estimate of what it would look like if Trump did 10 percentage points better in each county in New England.

    However, Trump only ends up winning New Hampshire and Maine, despite the Sea of Red that we see here.
     
  17. Gian Wizard of Watkins Mill

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    Do the same thing in Maryland.
     
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  18. Deblano Bill Weld 2020 (For real now)

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    Only one county flipped to Trump in this scenario

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    EDIT: Fixed the map.
     
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  19. Wendell Wendell

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    Must've missed that. I thought you were saying that the first consequential change would be in the twentieth century.
     
  20. Wendell Wendell

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    How did Clinton win Carroll County?
     
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