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lord caedus: 1876 & 1880 US presidential elections (X-in Canada)
The first in a series of US elections that went pretty differently in the X-in-Canada universe

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The United States presidential election, 1876 was the 23rd quadrennial election to elect the President of the United States, held on November 7, 1876. The election was between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes, Governor of Ohio and Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, Governor of New York as well as several other minor-party candidates. Following President Ulysses S. Grant's scandal-ridden administration and announcement that he would not seek a third term, Hayes won the Republican nomination. The campaign was marked by high (even by Gilded Age standards) amounts of voter fraud and corruption, despite which saw the highest turnout in American history, with 81.8% of eligible voters casting a ballot.

The gradual Reconstruction of the southern states had left only three (Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina) with instruments of government in Republican hands, with Democrats quickly abrogating the rights former slaves had to the vote, with Democratic nominee Tilden winning overwhelming majorities in those states as a result. Despite Tilden's own difference with the southern wing of the party, these lopsided results in the reconstructed southern states led to Tilden winning a clear majority in the popular vote, and sweeping the former Confederacy outside of those states still partially controlled by Republicans. The late-term admission of Colorado failed to change the results of the election, with Tilden winning the Electoral College, 184 electoral votes to Hayes' 139. The election would be the first of five consecutive elections where the Democratic candidate won the popular vote.

Tilden's election would mark the end of Reconstruction, with Tilden upholding outgoing President Grant's order for federal troops to return to their barracks and as such, Tilden is viewed in the bottom-tier of American presidents. However, his grudging respect for worker's rights in deciding the outcome of the Railroad Strike of 1877 and his stated support (never realized due to political realities) of the rights of African-Americans after the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments make him a key figure in the transition of the Democratic Party from the "Copperheads" and secessionists of the 1860s to William Jennings Bryan and Woodrow Wilson in the decades after Tilden's presidency.

Both candidates would opt for a quiet retirement by 1880- Hayes after finishing his second term as Governor of Ohio and Tilden, owing to his ill health and dodgy chances in a general election campaign.



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The United States presidential election, 1880 was the 24th quadrennial election to elect the President of the United States, held on November 2, 1880. The election was between Democrat General Winfield Scott Hancock, and Republican James Garfield, Senator-elect of Ohio as well as several other minor-party candidates. Following President Samuel Tilden's decision not to seek re-election owing to ill health, Hancock easily won the Democratic nomination, while Garfield won a contested Republican convention that saw former President Grant attempt to win the Republican nomination for a third term.

As with many Gilded Age elections, the campaign was dominated by tariff issues as well as character ones. The Democrats attempted to contrast Hancock, the "Hero of Gettysburg", with Garfield who had connections to Crédit Mobilier, and thus scandal that broke eight years earlier. The Republicans, in contrast, ran on their support for the tariff and issues related to Civil War pensions, hinting that Hancock would be forced by the Democrats' sizable southern wing to pay Confederate veterans pensions. The end of Reconstruction had finalized the sectional division of the post-war politics, with the only states capable of being won by either party were several Midwestern states and New York.

The election was one of the closest in American history, with Hancock winning the popular vote by less than 200,000 votes (out of over 8 million cast) while Garfield won the Electoral College by a margin of 168 to 155. The result marked one of only four times in American history (the others being 1824, 1888 and 2016) that the popular vote winner did not win the Electoral College. The refusal of third-party candidate James Weaver to accept ballot fusion with the Democratic ticket has been thought to have caused the Democrats to lose Indiana, and thus the election, although Hancock reportedly remained convinced that Garfield only won New York and its 35 electoral votes due to fraud.

Regardless, James Garfield was sworn in as the nation's 20th president on March 4, 1881, only to be tragically shot by an assassin that July, and die of wounds becoming infected as a result of his doctor's unsanitary methods in September. Vice President Roscoe Conkling finished Garfield's term and was defeated by fellow New Yorker Grover Cleveland in his attempt to seek a term of his own in the 1884 election.




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  • The 1876 box is an update of the one that appeared in the "Minnesota-in-Canada" set.
  • Without several OTL northern states, TTL's 2000 election has Bush winning the popular and electoral vote.
  • Unlike Chester Arthur, who was dying of Bright's disease by the 1884 Republican National Convention IOTL, Conkling is healthy enough to seek a term of his own.

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Canadian federal election, 2015; Next Canadian federal election
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I'm working on a lot more. I have... maybe 6 unfinished wiki pages thus far, with 11 more planned out on paper.

I am utterly speechless. This is Astonishing, Amazing, Mind-Blowing. It is simply marvellous and I must congratulate you for all the effort you must have put into this.
Thank you. I really don't want to think about how much time and effort I have into this universe, and this wikibox alone. I even built an income tax calculator for the quick portion that was included in the Conservative's campaign platform. I am currently working on a wikibox of all 233 MPs. I have them all selected by Adirondack's thus far.

Holy shit. Now there's a world I'd love to live in. Are you planning on fleshing this world out any more, @ADS94?
In theory, I have my timeline that's in my sig "Our Fair Country," but I've had writers block for the 1840s era for... well, a year now. So I'm just sticking to modernish wiki boxes like this for the time being. I've already done a bunch before that are just boxes:

Connecticut
Long Island
-TCMTA
Plymouth
New Haven Railroad
-Spirit of New England
Presidents of the United States
President Jeffery Skilling
-Skilling Cabinet
 
Did I go overboard? Probably. Do I care? Hell no.
I love this so much, the amount of effort you must've put into it is beyond impressive.

My only question is why Justin Trudeau is a New Englander, but that's clearly unimportant given, again, how amazing this is.
 
I love this so much, the amount of effort you must've put into it is beyond impressive.

My only question is why Justin Trudeau is a New Englander, but that's clearly small unimportant given, again, how amazing this is.
Joining in with the thousands of Québécois moving south in search of factory work from their failing farms, Joseph Trudeau moved to Brooklyn in 1904 where he brought his entire family, including Charles-Émile Trudeau. The Trudeau family became very successful in Brooklyn, with Joseph Trudeau's grandson Pierre Trudeau becoming the Lord Mayor of Brooklyn, and Justin Trudeau currently stands as the MP for Ward 6 Brooklyn and serves as the Minister of Immigration.
 
Turquoise Blue: 2040: An America Transformed.
2040: An America Transformed.
States' votes based on Cato's "Freedom in the 50 States" rankings.
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The 2040 election would be a hotly contested one between the Libertarian incumbent, President Michael "Mike" Henderson of Virginia, and the Democratic challenger Senator Caitlin Rodriguez of Texas. As was typical in the new party system, the focus was on the economy and on foreign policy issues where the two parties most disagreed with. Rodriguez argued for an active government fighting against income inequality as well as liberal internationalism, Henderson arguing for government keeping out of people's lives and out of foreign wars unless necessary. None of them were advocating anything like the "America First!" policies of the old Republicans, of course. Such a thing was heavily unpopular and thus politically unelectable in 2040.

It was shaping up to be a close race, but Rodriguez always had the upper hand as the nation was slowly tiring after twelve years of Libertarian presidencies. Maybe it was time for the Party of Klobuchar to return to government. Fiscal reports of an increase in income inequality and a decrease in class mobility, widely spread by Democrats, merely sealed the deal as people rallied behind Rodriguez.

President Henderson would go down to a respectable defeat, netting 231 electoral votes and 44.9% of the popular vote, while the victorious Senator Rodriguez won 309 electoral votes and 47.3% of the popular vote. Notable here was the final collapse of the "Grand Old Party" as its three nominees [due to a convention dispute] all failed to get over 5% of votes. Nobody missed them.​
 
2040: An America Transformed.
States' votes based on Cato's "Freedom in the 50 States" rankings.
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The 2040 election would be a hotly contested one between the Libertarian incumbent, President Michael "Mike" Henderson of Virginia, and the Democratic challenger Senator Caitlin Rodriguez of Texas. As was typical in the new party system, the focus was on the economy and on foreign policy issues where the two parties most disagreed with. Rodriguez argued for an active government fighting against income inequality as well as liberal internationalism, Henderson arguing for government keeping out of people's lives and out of foreign wars unless necessary. None of them were advocating anything like the "America First!" policies of the old Republicans, of course. Such a thing was heavily unpopular and thus politically unelectable in 2040.

It was shaping up to be a close race, but Rodriguez always had the upper hand as the nation was slowly tiring after twelve years of Libertarian presidencies. Maybe it was time for the Party of Klobuchar to return to government. Fiscal reports of an increase in income inequality and a decrease in class mobility, widely spread by Democrats, merely sealed the deal as people rallied behind Rodriguez.

President Henderson would go down to a respectable defeat, netting 231 electoral votes and 44.9% of the popular vote, while the victorious Senator Rodriguez won 309 electoral votes and 47.3% of the popular vote. Notable here was the final collapse of the "Grand Old Party" as its three nominees [due to a convention dispute] all failed to get over 5% of votes. Nobody missed them.​
My money would be VA, IN, MI, and AZ would be the main swing states (although a lot of these states aren't particularly Libertarian, they just have awful legislatures).
 
My money would be VA, IN, MI, and AZ would be the main swing states (although a lot of these states aren't particularly Libertarian, they just have awful legislatures).
The actual swing states are...

Lean Libertarian: Nebraska, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia.
Lean Democratic: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico.
 
Gentleman Biaggi: 2014 Greenlandic election
Greenland is one of the most left-wing nations in the world. It's often joked that it is "Snowy California". In 2014, after the results of the 2014 North American Union referendum, in June, Greenlandic prime minister Ane Hansen called an election. Touting her leadership in an election with a great econmy and managing to get Greenland in the NAU despite years of opposition from several of her own party and coalition members. The election was an incredible victory for the Greenlandic Labor Party. While they already had a majority in 2011, they increased it by destroying anti-NAU members in the Democracy and Socialist parties, mainly due to the perceived success of the NAU on Greenland's econmy. The election was seen as a "Death Blow" to the Socialists, as they expected to gain seats through ant-NAU Leftists, but they instead lost a seat, and during the Parliament proceedings, three Socialists jumped to Labor. With the opposition parties consistently losing seats in the past three elections, it's clear that Labor will continue to be the dominant force of Greenlandic Politics.



Labor: Center-Left to Left-Wing, Pro-NAU, Pro-Environmental Policies
Democracy: Center to Right-Wing, Anti-NAU, Anti-Environmental Policies
Socialist: Left-Wing to Far-Left, Anti-NAU, Pro-Environmental Policies

The two political positons are based on the two most important issues according to Greenlandic voters, according to a 2014 Pollster Poll. The third-biggest issue was the death penalty, because Greenlanders are quite split on the issue
 
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