Oh I Wish I Was in Dixie: A Different North America

Thank you! I was actually planning on making a list of the Texas Presidents soon, so that should be done at some point

As for the UK, the Labour party dominated British politics for much of the 30's and early 40's, so the struggling Liberals and the Conservatives decided to form several electoral pacts and coalitions at that point which ended up being very successful for them. Eventually the parties officially merged in the Liberal-Conservative Party in the early 60's. The SDP still forms in the 80's in the same manner, but they are able to perform fairly well in the now empty space between the two major parties. The Lib-Con, Labour, and SDP parties are like the Conservatives, Labour, and Lib Dems of OTL, but shifted one notch to the left (Tony Blair, for instance, is a great example for the typical SDP politician). As the other parties have shifted more to the left, this opened a great slot on the right for UKIP to fit into. Labour in this timeline is much more dominated by who would be the "pro-Brexit" left in OTL, so their collapse in 2019 was not as dramatic in northern England than in our 2019 election.
Cool! That general leftward shift definitely explains the prevalence of proto-protectionist and vaguely isolationist Labour tendencies.
 
How did the SNP win every seat in Scotland (sans the Orkneys and Shetlands)?
Labour and the Lib-Cons' collapse nationally and UKIP's unpopularity in Scotland allowed the SNP to surge and compete without much strong opposition. Except for in Orkney and Shetland, the Lib-Cons strongest seat in Scotland, where they were able to hang on.
 
Yes the only region to vote no in the first scottish devolution poll OTL . i have to be honest though i cant see a UKIP analogue polling well in London in any timeline, except for the Essex fringe ie Barking. The Lib-Cons should hold seats like Westminster, Kingston and Richmond Park, or their equivilents and also do reasonably in University Cities, and Tunbridge Wells is about as unbrexity as it comes....
 
Warren Presidency Article
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Presidents of the Republic of Texas

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Super great to see John Tower in there. He's a bit of a tough nut to get at ideologically. Definitely conservative, but also pro-abortion and socially liberal in some other places. He was mega popular in the state in OTL so I could even see an insurgent independent campaign unless the Texas Democrats are ideologically dissimilar. Given Gramm's presence that seems highly unlikely.
 
Super great to see John Tower in there. He's a bit of a tough nut to get at ideologically. Definitely conservative, but also pro-abortion and socially liberal in some other places. He was mega popular in the state in OTL so I could even see an insurgent independent campaign unless the Texas Democrats are ideologically dissimilar. Given Gramm's presence that seems highly unlikely.
Texas is a two party state like the US, so the parties are pretty broad in terms of ideology. Tower and Gramm were both Republicans (well Democrats turned Republicans) in OTL, so them both being in the same party is not too extreme (especially since their elections are separated by 15 years).
 
2018 Georgia House of Delegates Elections
2018 Georgia House of Delegates Elections
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In 2018, the Dixie State of Georgia held elections for all 150 members of its House of Delegates, the lower chamber of the Georgia State Legislature. In the elections, the incumbent Unionist-SDP coalition widened their majority to keep control of the chamber. The Unionists + SDP was able to outrun President Mitch Landrieu by 6 percentage points as he was winning the state in the 2018 Presidential Election.

The National Party led by Bob Barr (N- Roswell) remained in the minority despite winning the largest number of seats of any party in the state and only picked up one seat in this election cycle, the 31st district from the Unionists in a 2016 special election, which was then won back by the Unionists in 2018.

The Unionist Party led by incumbent Speaker DuBose Porter (U- Dublin) (who has been Speaker since 2012 and previously served as Speaker from 2006-2009) picked up 4 seats from the Nationals, the 31st, 43rd, 48th, and 116th.

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) led by Deputy Speaker Vincent Fort (SDP- Atlanta) picked up 2 seats in the Atlanta area, the 65th district from the Nationals and the 92nd from the Unionists, their coalition partners. The SDP now hold the most seats they have ever held in the Georgia House of Delegates and a higher percentage of seats than in any state legislative chamber in the country.

The 2018 Elections continued the dominance of the state legislature by a Unionist-SDP coalition. The Georgia State Senate, which serves six-year terms and was last elected in 2015, is also controlled by a Unionist-SDP coalition.































2018 House Elections
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House District by Party
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House Districts #'ed
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2018 House Elections
2nd Round Results​
Unionist​
National​
SDP​
1​
45.8%​
54.2%
0.0%​
2​
42.6%​
57.4%
0.0%​
3​
38.7%​
61.3%
0.0%​
4​
39.7%​
60.3%
0.0%​
5​
35.4%​
64.6%
0.0%​
6​
32.6%​
67.4%
0.0%​
7​
30.4%​
69.6%
0.0%​
8​
34.5%​
65.5%
0.0%​
9​
43.5%​
56.5%
0.0%​
10​
42.1%​
57.9%
0.0%​
11​
54.1%
45.9%​
0.0%​
12​
31.5%​
68.5%
0.0%​
13​
39.8%​
60.2%
0.0%​
14​
37.8%​
62.2%
0.0%​
15​
30.9%​
69.1%
0.0%​
16​
29.8%​
70.2%
0.0%​
17​
28.7%​
71.3%
0.0%​
18​
34.7%​
65.3%
0.0%​
19​
27.8%​
72.2%
0.0%​
20​
29.7%​
70.3%
0.0%​
21​
35.6%​
64.4%
0.0%​
22​
36.8%​
63.2%
0.0%​
23​
41.5%​
58.5%
0.0%​
24​
38.6%​
61.4%
0.0%​
25​
44.8%​
55.2%
0.0%​
26​
46.8%​
53.2%
0.0%​
27​
54.8%
45.2%​
0.0%​
28​
47.4%​
52.6%
0.0%​
29​
56.4%
43.6%​
0.0%​
30​
64.5%
35.5%​
0.0%​
31​
51.8%
48.2%​
0.0%​
32​
53.6%
46.4%​
0.0%​
33​
50.4%
49.6%​
0.0%​
34​
43.5%​
56.5%
0.0%​
35​
48.7%​
51.3%
0.0%​
36​
43.5%​
56.5%
0.0%​
37​
38.7%​
61.3%
0.0%​
38​
46.8%​
53.2%
0.0%​
39​
49.7%​
50.3%
0.0%​
40​
43.9%​
56.1%
0.0%​
41​
0.0%​
59.8%
40.2%​
42​
47.2%​
52.8%
0.0%​
43​
54.3%
45.7%​
0.0%​
44​
0.0%​
54.7%
45.3%​
45​
0.0%​
43.1%​
56.9%
46​
56.8%
43.2%​
0.0%​
47​
43.6%​
56.4%
0.0%​
48​
50.3%
49.7%​
0.0%​
49​
0.0%​
38.7%​
61.3%
50​
53.6%
46.4%​
0.0%​
51​
0.0%​
46.8%​
53.2%
52​
0.0%​
31.5%​
68.5%
53​
0.0%​
29.7%​
70.3%
54​
58.7%
0.0%​
41.3%​
55​
41.5%​
0.0%​
58.5%
56​
31.2%​
0.0%​
68.8%
57​
0.0%​
34.0%​
66.0%
58​
43.5%​
56.5%
0.0%​
59​
38.9%​
61.1%
0.0%​
60​
42.3%​
57.7%
0.0%​
61​
41.3%​
58.7%
0.0%​
62​
46.7%​
53.3%
0.0%​
63​
41.3%​
58.7%
0.0%​
64​
52.4%
0.0%​
47.6%​
65​
48.9%​
0.0%​
51.1%
66​
42.6%​
0.0%​
57.4%
67​
0.0%​
32.5%​
67.5%
68​
0.0%​
24.1%​
75.9%
69​
36.5%​
0.0%​
63.5%
70​
34.2%​
0.0%​
65.8%
71​
45.5%​
0.0%​
54.5%
72​
43.1%​
56.9%
0.0%​
73​
41.3%​
58.7%
0.0%​
74​
34.6%​
65.4%
0.0%​
75​
57.8%
42.2%​
0.0%​
76​
47.9%​
52.1%
0.0%​
77​
53.2%
46.8%​
0.0%​
78​
21.3%​
78.7%
0.0%​
79​
45.3%​
54.7%
0.0%​
80​
56.8%
0.0%​
43.2%​
81​
43.5%​
0.0%​
56.5%
82​
0.0%​
51.2%
48.8%​
83​
42.3%​
57.7%
0.0%​
84​
40.2%​
59.8%
0.0%​
85​
54.2%
45.8%​
0.0%​
86​
49.6%​
50.4%
0.0%​
87​
54.9%
45.1%​
0.0%​
88​
50.3%
49.7%​
0.0%​
89​
42.3%​
57.7%
0.0%​
90​
45.6%​
54.4%
0.0%​
91​
44.2%​
0.0%​
55.8%
92​
46.8%​
0.0%​
53.2%
93​
0.0%​
41.2%​
58.8%
94​
55.3%
0.0%​
44.7%​
95​
56.8%
43.2%​
0.0%​
96​
44.4%​
55.6%
0.0%​
97​
57.8%
0.0%​
42.2%​
98​
47.8%​
52.2%
0.0%​
99​
0.0%​
46.5%​
53.5%
100​
57.8%
0.0%​
42.2%​
101​
54.7%
45.3%​
0.0%​
102​
57.8%
42.2%​
0.0%​
103​
60.3%
39.7%​
0.0%​
104​
42.3%​
57.7%
0.0%​
105​
37.6%​
62.4%
0.0%​
106​
45.6%​
54.4%
0.0%​
107​
62.5%
37.5%​
0.0%​
108​
0.0%​
31.2%​
68.8%
109​
57.4%
42.6%​
0.0%​
110​
54.2%
45.8%​
0.0%​
111​
56.5%
43.5%​
0.0%​
112​
64.5%
35.5%​
0.0%​
113​
60.2%
39.8%​
0.0%​
114​
55.4%
44.6%​
0.0%​
115​
53.2%
46.8%​
0.0%​
116​
52.1%
47.9%​
0.0%​
117​
53.6%
46.4%​
0.0%​
118​
45.2%​
54.8%
0.0%​
119​
43.6%​
0.0%​
56.4%
120​
54.2%
0.0%​
45.8%​
121​
57.0%
43.0%​
0.0%​
122​
55.6%
44.4%​
0.0%​
123​
51.0%
49.0%​
0.0%​
124​
54.5%
45.5%​
0.0%​
125​
58.4%
41.6%​
0.0%​
126​
61.2%
38.8%​
0.0%​
127​
59.8%
40.2%​
0.0%​
128​
55.6%
44.4%​
0.0%​
129​
58.9%
41.1%​
0.0%​
130​
54.1%
45.9%​
0.0%​
131​
57.8%
42.2%​
0.0%​
132​
56.3%
43.7%​
0.0%​
133​
50.8%
49.2%​
0.0%​
134​
54.8%
45.2%​
0.0%​
135​
57.8%
42.2%​
0.0%​
136​
53.2%
46.8%​
0.0%​
137​
56.7%
43.3%​
0.0%​
138​
43.6%​
56.4%
0.0%​
139​
42.5%​
57.5%
0.0%​
140​
53.8%
46.2%​
0.0%​
141​
51.3%
48.7%​
0.0%​
142​
54.2%
45.8%​
0.0%​
143​
46.5%​
53.5%
0.0%​
144​
52.0%
48.0%​
0.0%​
145​
47.6%​
52.4%
0.0%​
146​
57.4%
42.6%​
0.0%​
147​
45.8%​
54.2%
0.0%​
148​
0.0%​
41.2%​
58.8%
149​
56.5%
0.0%​
43.5%​
150​
0.0%​
59.8%
40.2%​
Total​
42.5%​
44.7%​
12.8%​

 
Huh, so what's the pact between the Unionists and SDs? Not run against each other unless there isn't a National running?
Just a power-sharing agreement while in the state legislature, SDP members get some committee chairs, the parties work together on things like budgets, etc. The primaries and the 2-round system pretty much eliminate any spoiler effects, so the parties still run candidates against each other in the elections without having to worry about hurting each other too much. (And the state legislators do not have the power to keep people from running for seats even if they wanted to).
 
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