Alternate Wikipedia Infoboxes V (Do Not Post Current Politics Here)

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  1. Kermode Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha… sorry. But I wouldn't worry too much, I have no doubt you can craft a better story than my sketch!
     
  2. TwiliAlchemist JAY INSLEE 2020!

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    Everyone likes to make 1968 the turning point for an American third party. The POD is the 1948 Presidential election.

    1948-1952: Harry S. Truman (D-MO)/Alben W. Barkley (D-KY)
    def. Thomas E. Dewey (R-NY)/Earl Warren (R-CA), Strom Thurmond (DX-SC)/Fielding L. Wright (DX-MS)
    1952-1956: Earl Warren (R-CA)/Robert A. Taft (R-OH)
    def. Dean Acheson (D-CT)/Estes Kefauver (D-TN), Strom Thurmond (DX-SC)/John J. Sparkman (DX-AL)
    1956-1960: Earl Warren (R-CA)/Robert A. Taft (R-OH)
    def. Adlai Stevenson (D-IL)/Averell Harriman (D-NY), Walter B. Jones (DX-AL)/George Smathers (DX-FL)
    1960-1964: Lyndon B. Johnson (D-TX)/Wayne Morse (D-OR)
    def. Nelson Rockefeller (R-NY)/Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (R-MA), Harry F. Byrd (DX-VA)/Strom Thurmond (DX-SC)
    1964-1968: Lyndon B. Johnson (D-TX)/Wayne Morse (D-OR)
    def. William Scranton (R-PA)/Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), Prince Daniel (DX-TX)/Clifford Davis (DX-TN)
    1968-1972:

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    The strangest thing about the Presidential Election of 1968 is not the electoral deadlock, but the result of it. The Democrats and Dixiecrats threw their support behind George Wallace for the position of Vice-President. This was a result that the Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate, Albert Rosellini, was also from Washington.
     
  3. Temeraire Well-Known Member

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    In a contingent election for Vice President, the Senate would only be able to choose from the top two candidates. There is also no requirement that the President and Vice President be from different states, merely that the electors of a state can't vote for a ticket of two people from the same state as themselves. Otherwise, an interesting idea for a timeline.
     
  4. TwiliAlchemist JAY INSLEE 2020!

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    I knew the Vice President could only be from the top two winners, but I was under the misunderstanding that the President and Vice President couldn’t be from the same state.

    This was something I did not know. That will make the current administration interesting.

    Thanks! Maybe I’ll write it one day. Maybe...
     
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  5. BrianD From OTL or ATL depending on your perspective

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    Can someone point me to a post or a link that shows me how to create a three-candidate Wiki box for a U.S. Presidential election?
     
  6. True Grit Creek

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    You need to add a third column, so copy the information for one candidate and change | nominee1 = , | party1 = , | home_state1 = , etc. to | nominee3 = , | party3 = , | home_state3 = , etc. and it should be fine.
     
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  7. MoralisticCommunist Banned

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    This is a random idea I first had a few months ago about what would happen if you pitted all the dozens of socialist parties of France against one another. The task of finding all the socialist parties turned out to be a rather difficult task, especially distinguishing between parties which were actually socialist from those that merely claimed to be, mostly famously exemplified by the Republican, Radical, and Radical Socialist Party aka PRRRS. But in the end I decided to just add in any party which claimed to be socialist, and even included the greens as well since the green party has become rather closely aligned with the socialists in recent years.

    The basic methodology to find the votes of each party consisted of taking the party at the election in which they secured the greatest percentage of votes (including only parliamentary and Presidential elections, not local or European ones), adding all the percentages together and then dividing them out to be equal to 100%. To get the total number of votes I added up each vote from the various parties and then redistributed them according to the newly calculated percentages, since otherwise newer parties would have many more votes than older parties.

    The election system of the French Commune is proportional representation via the D'Hondt Method with a threshold of 1%, with a total of 880 seats in the parliament. I considered having there be no threshold, or using the Hare quota instead of D'Hondt, but I ultimately decided against it as having 20 parties with seats is already more than enough.

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  8. Wolfram Fair to middlin'

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    Does anyone know what the Wikipedia convention is for representing elections in progress? Like, if only some states or constituencies have been called, does the infobox update in real time? Or does it remain the same until all the states have been called?
     
  9. Rosa Luxemburg Homosatanist

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    It updates
     
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  10. Omar04 Well-Known Member

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  11. ShelleySekulaGibbsFanatic Member

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    MOD EDIT: Current political content deleted.
     
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  12. Nivek Resident Videogame Expert

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    Someone still have that Mike ditka beat Obama in 2004 infobox?
     
  13. HawkAussie Is not a Magical Girl

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    Isn't that Current politics which isn't allowed on here.
     
  14. ShelleySekulaGibbsFanatic Member

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    Please don't speak to me
     
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  15. Kowhai Move along, nothing to see here

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    It’s a discussion forum, speaking is mostly what we do here.
     
  16. EbolaMan131 Dick Pound 2020

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    Your technically correct
     
  17. Mare Leones Banned

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  18. Nazi Space Spy Well-Known Member

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    Watch this.
     
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  19. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

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    This is a Discussion Board. Speaking to each other is rather the point.

    A long time member tried to help you stay inside Board policy. Rather than a simple "thanks" you chose to disrespect them (we are also sort of big on respecting each other hereabouts). Had you done so no one would have reported either of you violations of Board policy, If no one had reported them, you would not be getting this message from a Mod.

    Kicked for a week. DO NOT pull this sort of thing again.
     
  20. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

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    Don't help.
     
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