After the terrorists attacks killing President Moscone, Vice President Moss, and Speaker Stevenson, President pro tempore Max Rafferty took office. A senior Green Shirt from California, Rafferty was one of the most right-wing members of the Social Credit caucus. Rafferty began to implement an Owsley-like authoritarian system, claiming that the attack was caused by communists and African-Americans. Plans for integration of public schools were immediately halted, media was quickly taken over by the government, and more and more Democratic politicians found themselves expelled from Congress. However, the greatest thing that would impact the regime would be the cancellation of the 1984 presidential election. Rafferty would almost immediately walk back from this after losing support from the international community and business oligarchs. However the election would be held under intense monitoring and voting restrictions, with only rich whites able to vote. The Democrats seemed to be headed to nominating Alabama Senator Howell Heflin, who had refrained from any criticism of Rafferty. However, former California Congressman (being almost immediately expelled) Ron Dellums would win with support from jailed oligarchs Larry Flynt and Hugh Hefner along with the Socialist Party (having been an entryist group for the Democrats since the 1940s). The SoCreds would be in a battle between Rafferty and former Senate Majority Leader (and two-time nominee) Evan Mecham. However, Mecham got practically no support at the convention with 99.4% of delegates supporting Rafferty. Finally, Antifa War veteran and former Duesenberg CEO Robert McNamara would run as the candidate of the “Unity Party” and would be quickly endorsed by the minor Republicans (which only had support in Maine, Vermont, and with Mormons). The election was always expected to be a win for Rafferty, but it would be destroyed by an effort from the FLQ. Led by union organizer Gilles Duceppe, the FLQ would use contacts in intelligence like John Kerry, Danforth Quayle, and George Ramos to get information about Rafferty’s efforts. Most importantly, they successfully and secretly (only three people knew until the 2010s) kidnapped General Alexander Haig. The information would be revealed to the public by hacking into news outlets, and the FLQ would then work with black nationalists to storm voting booths on Election Day. The plan succeeded, with people surrounding polling booths demanding that they be able to vote. At 10:00 am, Rafferty officially surrendered and opened polls. The ensuing result would be a landslide for McNamara, with only high minority/safe Democratic regions voting for Dellums. Rafferty’s vote would almost exclusively come from those regions under control of General Bo Gritz, who defied Rafferty’s orders. The election would result in the end of the Second Reign of Tyranny, with the 2024 election of President Invictus starting the third.