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Guess which year...

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Has the EV spread of '84, so I am guessing Reagan gets shot but lives during 84 campaign instead of a few years before and Mondale says something racist?
 
Guess which year...

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1972 with Nixon and Chisholm would (sadly) make sense were it not for D.C. Or maybe 1972 if McGovern was removed from the top of the ticket and replaced with Eagleton, and then the Eagleton mental health scandal broke. Thinking about 1972 makes me sad.

Maybe 1972 with Wallace/Mao? With northern Democrats put off by Wallace and everyone being put by Mao being on a presidential ticket. I'm only moderately joking.

Oooh, or maybe if it's Democratic Blue, 1964 if LBJ doesn't pass the Civil Rights Act until after the election or something. I don't know really.
 
Better idea: due to numerous incidents beforehand, conventional war breaks out two days before the election between NATO and WarPac. The rally around the flag effect is so immense that Mondale gets less than 20% of the vote and Reagan carries every state. A several days later the nukes inevitably come out and this landslide is glassed.
 
Better idea: due to numerous incidents beforehand, conventional war breaks out two days before the election between NATO and WarPac. The rally around the flag effect is so immense that Mondale gets less than 20% of the vote and Reagan carries every state. A several days later the nukes inevitably come out and this landslide is glassed.
That would suck.
 

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Why do the Liberals win Arkansas and South Carolina but not New Mexico or Nevada?
Because the base of the Conservatives (and the Canadian right in general, it seems) is the West ("the West wants in!") while in the 2015 election the Liberals swept Canada's East Coast.

Also, the EV numbers are extrapolated directly from the 2015 Canadian election page.

99/338 x 538 = 159

or

(2015 Conservative seats/total HoC seat count) x Electoral College votes = Conservative EV count.

That electoral map was the easiest way to achieve those numbers.
 
The Second Era of Good Feelings

The Second Era of Good Feelings was a period that lasted from the end of the Republican Party in 1956 to the Democratic implosion in 1968. After successive defeats in the Presidential Race and an inability to prevent Democratic supermajorities in Congress, the Republicans went to their Convention in 1956 pessimistic. After 15 indecisive ballots, the party would fall apart, with conservatives bolting to form the short lived Conservative Party and moderates backing the Democratic Candidate, Dwight D. Eisenhower, for President, who would win in a landslide. This effectively allowed the Democrats to control the country unopposed until they split into their own groups.

1952 Presidential Election

President Truman's position going into the 1952 election was strong, with a booming economy and successful foreign policy, but still, many Republicans felt he could be beaten. They had, they felt, missed their chance in 1948, and Conservatives in particular decided that after 20 years of Democratic rule, it would finally be time for a change. The stories of corruption coming out of the White House only helped reinforce this attitude.

Although many Republicans threw their hat into the ring for the nomination. Conservatives quickly coalesced around Senator Robert Taft of Ohio. Opposed to them stood delegates in support of a variety of moderate candidates, including Earl Warren and Harold Stassen. After 4 ballots, Taft emerged victorious, and sent the Republican Party in a new, Conservative direction. He blasted President Truman as a Communist and openly campaigned against the new alliances the United States was entering into, especially NATO.

As election day grew closer, it became clear that these attacks were not sticking. Far from being a Communist, Truman had actually defeated Communist groups in China and Korea, while opposing the Soviet Union in Europe and rooting out Communists at home through the HUAC. Allegations of corruption faded away as the focus became the vibrant economy Truman had helped create, and the threat of the Soviet Union taking over Eurasia due to Taft's isolationism. As Taft went more and more on the defensive, Truman's lead increased, and all Republican leaders could do was hope that the polls were wrong again.

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Truman: 58.3% Taft: 42.1%

Senate:
Democrats: 67 (+12)
Republicans: 28 (-12)

House:
Democrats: 282 (+11)
Republicans: 152 (-11)

They were, but not in the direction Republicans had hoped. The only State Taft won was Kansas, and that was only by the slimmest of margins, less than 3,000 votes. In addition, Republicans had been crushed downballot, giving Democrats an insurmountable majority in all parts of government.
 
^Just an idea I had floating around, I may expand on it later. The PoD revolves around the Republic of China winning the Chinese Civil War. Surprisingly, I don't plan on things being really that much more left wing than IOTL, as many Democrats will be not far from Eisenhower Republicans.
 
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Who Watches the Watchmen?: The Nixon Years

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President Richard Nixon/Vice President Spiro Agnew - 535
Senator George McGovern/Senator Thomas Eagleton Ambassador Sargent Shriver - 3

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President Richard Nixon/Vice President Gerald Ford - 367
Senator Ted Kennedy/Congressman Mo Udall - 171

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President Richard Nixon/Vice President Gerald Ford - 509
Congresswomen Shirley Chisholm/Reverend Jesse Jackson - 17
Governor Jimmy Carter/Governor Gary Hart - 12

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President Richard Nixon/Vice President Gerald Ford - 324
Congressman Mo Udall/Governor Mario Cuomo - 214






 
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