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Vandal Savage
Vandal Savage (born circa 50,000 BC) is a metahuman, immortal, warlord and conqueror who has been active under numerous aliases in numerous places. Savage was born Vandar Adg, a member of the Blood Tribe in Anatolia well before the Hyborian Age. Adg’s acquisition of immortality is somewhat shrouded in rumor, but most available information implies the alien race known as the Scrin signaled their presence via a meteor shower and granted Adg a regenerative form of immortality in return for alliance with them. Adg was also given superhuman strength and psychic insight into others, making him functionally a genius. Adg used this power to aid his tribe in a revolt against the Children of the Night, a hairy ape-like race that dominated much of the world outside of Europe in this era. Adg’s genius and powers made him a formidable fighter against the Children. After helping defeat the Children, Adg would wander the Middle East and southern Europe for millennia, somewhat aimless for a while. He fought with the Immortal and at one time attempted to overthrow the Sumerian king Gilgamesh. Eventually, Adg’s ambitions grew and he constructed his first falsified identity in the form of Alexander the Great. In this identity, Adg was not wholly malevolent–he saved the realm of Pentexore from the giants Gog and Magog, established institutions like the Library of Alexandria and the First Warehouse, and briefly met the god Apollo, for instance–but displayed a ruthless, brutal side. During his conquests as Alexander, Adg briefly attempted to fight his way through Hell and was told he would one day end the world. When he got to India, Adg defeated an undead army of those he had previously slain and displayed a willingness to end the world, though this would ultimately not come to pass. Adg’s forces drew the attention of a race of aliens seeking to eliminate mankind, who copied Adg and his army to a parallel world as a record. In the end, Adg’s reign as Alexander ended with a poisoning attempt by the precursors of the Assassins, who were upset at his use of Precursor technology in his conquests.

Adg, however, was not to be kept down permanently via this method. Upon recovering, Adg once again sought to embark on conquest and domination. However, he would come to encounter a number of rivals to his power. Immortal Man, the Immortal, Hawkman, Hawkgirl and Ra’s Al Ghul were just a few of his long-running rivals. The Time Lord known as Professor Omega would regularly sabotage Adg’s efforts. The body-jumping being known as Doro became an enemy of Savage due to viewing him as a potential threat, a belief shared by Ayesha, the Queen of Kor. The time-traveling conqueror known as Kang likewise opposed Adg, viewing him as a threat. Despite these rivals, however, Adg was able to continue to assert himself. One of his most successful regimes was under the fabricated identity of Julius Caesar. As Caesar, Adg had multiple lovers including Egypt’s Cleopatra and the legendary warrior Xena, was targeted for murder by a time traveler and conquered most of Gaul outside the village of Amorica. Ultimately, Adg’s rule would collapse when he was stabbed multiple times by several members of the Roman Senate led by Brutus and Cassius-an attack which nearly actually killed Adg, a fact which caused him to go into hiding for centuries. Adg would reemerge in the 13th century as the Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan. After absorbing the remnants of the horde of Shan Yu (a notorious torture-happy Hun warlord who was killed by the warrior Fa Mulan) embarked on a conquest spree. Adg as Khan managed to establish what was at the time the world’s largest empire by land area and had numerous conquest-happy descendants including Khotun Khan, Shiwan Khan, and the Golden Claw. After being nearly killed by the Assassins, Adg went into a subtler form of operating.

Adg ultimately tired of operating in the shadows by the 1600’s, however. In this era, piracy was increasingly prevalent and here Adg saw his chance to once again become a feared warrior. Adg crafted the identity of Edward Teach and became a pirate, operating under the name of Blackbeard. In this identity, Adg would mentor several other pirates including Anne Providence and Connor Kenway, enter a relationship with Stede Bonnet the so-called ‘gentleman pirate’ and bury large amounts of treasure. Adg’s actions in this identity helped lead to him adopting his modern name of Vandal Savage and inspired a number of imitators, including one who would seemingly die in a confrontation with the Royal Navy only to be resurrected with dark magic. Savage’s nautical exploits would end with the Brethren Court’s unleashing of the goddess Calypso, which ushered in an event later dubbed the Alteration which made the seas deeply unsafe. Savage took refuge in Europe and resumed a role as a manipulator in the shadows. Operating behind the scenes, Savage influenced the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte and Otto Von Bludiron in the 19th century and in the 20th would be among the many vying to influence German Fuhrer Adenoid Hynkel. However, facing challenges from Hydra, Savage ultimately betrayed Hynkel and formed a common cause with communist forces in Eastern Europe, becoming a close confidant of Pottsylvanian dictator Josef Besstrashny.

The latter part of the 20th century saw Savage become more widely known as a supervillain. Savage would clash with the likes of the Justice League and Avengers on numerous occasions. Savage faced recurring failure, however, to secure what he really wanted. In an era where the likes of Victor Von Doom, Vega (also known as M. Bison), and Khan Noonien Singh managed to assert direct rule, Savage was full of envy. Savage was not content to stew in bitterness, however. Taking advantage of his latent-and secret-psychic abilities, Savage carefully constructed the identity of the enigmatic Kane and formed the organization known as the Brotherhood of Nod. Nod’s moment to threaten the world would come in the mid-1990’s with the arrival of the element Tiberium to Earth. Savage, on the advice of his ancient benefactors the Scrin, worked to secure the resource, viewing it as essential to his goal of conquest. However, the world refused to surrender. The formation of the Global Defense Initiative in 1996 helped contain Nod even amidst the turmoil of the Harvester and Fithp invasions. By 2000, a frustrated Savage retreated into hiding. Even the chaos of the early 21st century did not see Savage reemerge. It was only in the 2040’s-amidst worldwide turmoil-that Savage made another attempt at conquest. Savage emerged in this era in the identity of the so-called Grandmaster Meio and experienced much early success in conquering the world. However, in doing so, Savage ran afoul of the megacorporate institutions growing increasingly dominant over the world. Led by the Genom Corporation, they dedicated intense resources to imprisoning Savage. Ultimately, a chamber designed by the Vandein Corporation was deployed and Savage was lured into it. The trap was successful and Savage would be imprisoned for centuries.

Upon emerging, Savage had somewhat mellowed out and foreswore further conquest. He adopted the name Mr. Flint and attempted to live in peace for hundreds of years. Eventually, though, the constant attacks on Earth by aliens and dysfunctional Earth government led Savage to in the 3020’s launch a bid to seize control of the planet. The Earth government at the time, the United States of Earth, was a decrepit body led by the no-longer-sane resurrected head of Richard Monckton, whose blatant corruption and incompetence left the planet quite vulnerable. Savage’s attempt to seize control in a coup was derailed, however, by the simultaneous effort of Nathaniel Richards. Richards, who would in later time be better known as Kang the Conqueror, was a figure that Savage was vaguely aware of, but was not aware of his native time, which meant Kang (who had been in communication with versions of himself from other times) had the advantage. Kang’s forces were able to overthrow the USE and imprison Savage, but soon ran into further challenges. Neo-Queen Serenity, who had been ruling Japan for centuries already from Crystal Tokyo, challenged Kang’s rule of the planet, aided by the Legion of Superheroes, Savage, meanwhile, gave both sides the slip and escaped the planet. Enraged at being denied what he considered his right, Savage directed the Drej and Glorft fleets towards Earth, hoping that alien attacks would weaken both Serenity and Kang enough for him to take over the planet. Unfortunately for Savage, the Drej fleet was successfully repelled with ease and while the Glorft posed a much greater threat, the ultimate victory of Serenity’s Silver Millennium meant in the end the planet remained intact.

Savage spent much of his time in the early years beyond Earth biding his time. The emergence of the first galactic empire of humankind sparked Savage’s interest. Afterwards, Savage used his psychic capabilities to carve out a fiefdom under the pseudonym of ‘the Mule.’ In this guise, he sought to conquer the galaxy but was thwarted by Hari Seldon’s Foundation. Savage, undeterred, worked his way into the good graces of House Corrino of Salusa Secundus. Savage encouraged them to go beyond ruling a handful of star systems by waging war against rivals such as the Ekumen and the Star Kingdom of Manticore. Savage’s guidance led to the formation of a second empire, but Savage’s influence would be sidelined when Paul Atriedes overthrew the Corrinos with the help of the Fremen of Arrakis and his son Leto II scattered humankind. It was at this time Savage rediscovered Earth-a badly battered shell of its former self, still not having recovered from a war between Tsan-Chan and Panem that had occurred nearly 20,000 years earlier. Toons and Moureau sapiens who dubbed the planet Mobius dominated the place. Savage would seize the planet relatively easily, purging the nonhumans as well as the remnant Methusalahs who tried to supplant him at the last minute and from there proclaimed the formation of the Imperium of Man. Savage declared himself the Emperor of Mankind and began conquering the human worlds throughout the galaxy. Savage sought to bring benevolent tyranny to his subjects, but on being rendered comatose, his empire warped. Savage became hailed as a God-Emperor and his Imperium entered an era of dark, disastrous warfare. It is unclear whether Savage could end this if he woke up or if he would embrace what the Imperium has become either out of hubris or necessity, but for now his Imperium worships his comatose form while waging total war on a number of rival factions..

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On May 5, 1865 the United States entered into crisis as all senior officials of the Executive Branch were assassinated. In a grand conspiracy, several former Confederate officials and Southern sympathizers sought to decapitate the Federal Government and continue the war. President Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant were both shot after meeting with each other in Washington, both dying of their wounds minuets after the shooting. Secretary of State William S. Seward was attacked in his house, where he was stabbed in the neck, bleeding out before help could arrive. Finally, Vice President Hannibal Hamlin was shot near his home, succumbing to his wounds a few hours after being attacked. By 6:00 PM, the US was in total crisis.

With their deaths, Layfette S. Foster became acting president, and a special election was soon organized. During the 1865 Republican National Convention, radical Benjamin Butler quickly emerged as the front runner, where he won his parties nomination. In contrast, Democrats organized under the "Union" coalition nominated Horatio Seymour. In the end Butler won a comfortable victory, but it was not the landslide the Republicans expected. The fate of the American Republic rested in Butler's hands in March 1866, as fears of a further Southern Rebellion permeated throughout Washington.
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Did California split into two states or did it simply split its electoral votes?
 
Somehow that equals a 537 member electoral college.

Because Senate is not capped but each state has two senators so while the number of representatives would not change and there would be one less electoral vote because the "phantom" DC representative for the electoral vote is gone DC would still get two senators and all existing states would keep theirs, expanding the size of the senate and keeping the two electoral votes DC has that regular states have for senators.
 
Because Senate is not capped but each state has two senators so while the number of representatives would not change and there would be one less electoral vote because the "phantom" DC representative for the electoral vote is gone DC would still get two senators and all existing states would keep theirs, expanding the size of the senate and therefore the electoral college.
But an electoral college with 537 electoral votes means that the EC would be lowered by one, not expanded. If it was expanded that'd be more than 538 (what it is now).
 
But an electoral college with 537 electoral votes means that the EC would be lowered by one, not expanded. If it was expanded that'd be more than 538 (what it is now).

See my edit which I did after you quoted my post.

But to say it another way:

House is capped at 435 actual voting state representatives + 100 senators from two per 50 states + 3 for DC simulating one representative and two senators = 538

If DC were a state that would be 435 state representatives (because cap) + 102 senators from two per 51 states (now including DC), hence = 537
 
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See my edit which I did after you quoted my post.

But to say it another way:

House is capped at 435 actual voting state representatives + 100 senators from two per 50 states + 3 for DC simulating one representative and two senators = 538

If DC were a state that would be 435 state representatives (because cap) + 102 senators from two per 51 states (now including DC), hence = 537
Huh, interesting. I never thought of it that way before. That actually makes a lot of sense.
 
Why?

Isn't Micronesia too sparsely populated to be a state?

Also, I'm reminded of a television sketch comedy.
Micronesia includes the 3 compact of free association nations, along with the US non-hawaii pacific territories (except for american samoa, which was never part of the usa ittl), which is around 366k, so i dont think so?

also what sketch comedy are you thinking of
 
I already asked that question. Something about the US House being capped at 435 Representatives so there'd be one less representative after DC got one. Somehow that equals a 537 member electoral college.

Because Senate is not capped but each state has two senators so while the number of representatives would not change and there would be one less electoral vote because the "phantom" DC representative for the electoral vote is gone DC would still get two senators and all existing states would keep theirs, expanding the size of the senate and keeping the two electoral votes DC has that regular states have for senators.

But an electoral college with 537 electoral votes means that the EC would be lowered by one, not expanded. If it was expanded that'd be more than 538 (what it is now).

See my edit which I did after you quoted my post.

But to say it another way:

House is capped at 435 actual voting state representatives + 100 senators from two per 50 states + 3 for DC simulating one representative and two senators = 538

If DC were a state that would be 435 state representatives (because cap) + 102 senators from two per 51 states (now including DC), hence = 537
If we are allowing for DC statehood, then the 435 cap, which exists only in statute and not in the constitution, would likely be augmented or abandoned. Indeed, it might be required to get DC admitted. After all, there was a proposal in the Bush 43 administration that would not have allowed DC statehood, but would have updated DC's delegate to a full representative in return for a new house seat until the next census in Utah. If admitting DC will cost a state a house seat, which follows, then it also follows that legislation could stipulate that the cap on the House change. The challenge there becomes the pitfalls of a U.S. House with an even number of seats, which might only be fixable by the U.S. House fully adopting Westminster's tradition of the Speaker not voting on bills.
 
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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – July 15, 1948) was an American pharmacist and politician who served as the 35th Mayor of Minneapolis from 1945 to 1948.

Born in Wallace, South Dakota, Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota. In 1945, he was elected mayor of Minneapolis. He helped found the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL)and the liberal anti-communist group Americans for Democratic Action.

In 1948 Humphrey, a front-runner for a Senate nomination successfully advocated for the inclusion of a proposal to end racial segregation in the 1948 Democratic National Convention's party platform. Humphrey’s final public appearance was a powerful speech in favor of civil rights on July 14.

On July 15, Humphrey was declared missing, having failed to appear at any further Convention festivities. He was last seen going for a walk. He was eventually presumed dead, his disappearance provoking much speculation. Some suspect some nefarious Segregationist plot, although suicide or a chance murder on the streets of Philadelphia seem the most likely.

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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 3, 1978) was an American pharmacist. politician and minister who served as the Methodist Bishop of Minnesota for decades. He was Mayor of Minneapolis in the 1940s and was crucial in founding the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party. In 1948 he gave a well received speech at the Democratic National Convention and seemed poised for a strong Senate run, only to suddenly depart in favor of joining the Methodist Clergy.

Progressing quickly through seminary, Humphrey’s political skill, connections, and preaching ability quickly made him a fixture of the Twin Cities Methodist community. By 1958 he was made Bishop of the Minnesota Episcopal Area by the General Conference. Humphrey would face backlash for his quick rise, as well as his unapologetically liberal approach to the ministry.

Humphrey participated in civil rights marches both in Minnesota and the South, and was a crucial figure in rallying interdenominational clerical support for such actions. In Washington he earned the nicknames of “God’s Lobbyist” and “The Happy Crusader,” the although personal writings revealed a deeper melancholy. In 1976, Humphrey co-founded the Coalition for Christian Justice with Martin Luther King Jr. Humphrey died in 1978 and remains a major influence on Progressive Christianity in the United States.

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Today I learned that the most votes cast in a US election wasn't a presidential race but rather an election for the Illinois State House in 1964. Basically from what I understand, the state couldn't agree to redistrict itself, there was some back and forth legal battles and it was decided to have all 177 seats elected at-large, with each voter being able to pick 177 of the seats, with the loser being at least guaranteed a third (?) of the 177, or 59/177 seats in the Illinois State House...

I decided, Why not loosely apply the same logic/general rule to the 1968 US House, Senate and Presidential Races?

I'm so sorry...


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Quick Note as to why the totals are way out of whack for each:

I calculated the Senate seats by multiplying the popular vote by all 34 Senate seats currently up (I know this defeats the purpose of electing individual senators for their own individual races, but I digress). That's also why the Senate seat numbers seem waaay lower than either the House or the Presidential Race.


The same is given for the House seats, but I just multiplied the OTL popular vote by the total number of seats in the House of Representatives (435).

With the Electoral College, I multiplied the OTL popular vote by the number of electors won for those ungodly totals.
 
Why Don't You Have a Seat...in the Senate?
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Chris Hansen was the host of the wildly popular To Catch a Predator segment of Dateline on NBC. The show featured Chris and the online watchdog group Perverted Justice, luring in adults attempting to solicit inappropriate relationships with minors. Hansen's interviews with the predators on the show would show not only his dedication to justice, but also his intelligence and quick wit as well.

In 2006, Hansen would, to the surprise of nearly everyone, step down from his role as host of TCaP, announcing his intentions to run for a Senate seat in his home state of Michigan.

On the campaign trail, he ran on the platform most everybody expected him to; that being his credentials as a bulwark against online child predation, which was quite obviously agreeable to almost all voters regardless of party affiliation. Outside of this, he made no overt overtures to the right or the left, though indicated his disapproval of the handling of the War on Terror, which went over well with Michigan voters.

When push came to shove, Hansen ended his campaign with an impressive majority of votes, mostly chalked up by observers to his sheer name recognition. His victory made him one of the few independents in the Senate, and reporting speculated whether this indicated a growing trend, considering Joe Lieberman's successful third party run, and Bernie Sanders's independent victory the same year.
 
"I promise you, for as long as I remain in office Texas will remain a land of justice and humanity. We SHALL not bow to the whims of a tyrant-in-chief who wishes to burn our liberties before an altar of despotism!" - Governor Lionel Richards announcing his refusal to allow Federal troops on the Texas-Mexico border.

"I'm telling you that maniac Richards, first corrupted by the sins of the HSBT movement, is now threatening to drive our Republic into Civil War. My solution - air strikes. If President Flynn has the courage he can end this crisis real quick." - Conspiracy theorist and Liberal commentator, Franklin Gortney, suggesting the usage of military fighter craft to strike at the Governor's Mansion in Texas.

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Chris Hansen was the host of the wildly popular To Catch a Predator segment of Dateline on NBC. The show featured Chris and the online watchdog group Perverted Justice, luring in adults attempting to solicit inappropriate relationships with minors. Hansen's interviews with the predators on the show would show not only his dedication to justice, but also his intelligence and quick wit as well.

In 2006, Hansen would, to the surprise of nearly everyone, step down from his role as host of TCaP, announcing his intentions to run for a Senate seat in his home state of Michigan.

On the campaign trail, he ran on the platform most everybody expected him to; that being his credentials as a bulwark against online child predation, which was quite obviously agreeable to almost all voters regardless of party affiliation. Outside of this, he made no overt overtures to the right or the left, though indicated his disapproval of the handling of the War on Terror, which went over well with Michigan voters.

When push came to shove, Hansen ended his campaign with an impressive majority of votes, mostly chalked up by observers to his sheer name recognition. His victory made him one of the few independents in the Senate, and reporting speculated whether this indicated a growing trend, considering Joe Lieberman's successful third party run, and Bernie Sanders's independent victory the same year.
I had no idea Chris Hansen was a fellow Michigander
 
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