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

2018 Texas House of Delegates Election

In the 2018 Elections, the Liberal Party and their leader Ben Ray Luján of Santa Fe while failing to secure a majority, managed to gain back much of the ground that they lost in the 2015 Democratic landslide year. However most of the seats that they gained weren't in the rural areas that they held six-years ago, they were instead mostly in the larger cities of Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio (places that had once been Democratic strongholds) showing a shifting electorate of cities moving towards the Liberal Party.

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Been meaning to ask you, @RoxyLikeAPuma : what's the small city in the northwest of the Republic of Texas, basically due north from what looks like OTL El Paso? Looks like 3 districts close together?
 
Hey! I'm @Goweegie2 's friend and after she told me about your timeline I was really interested by it, so I've been lurking around for a little while and I really like it. I finally got round to making an account here a few days ago.

Have you thought about the state/subnational politics of New York? I'm from there and I could probably contribute quite a few ideas.

Also I just noticed how OTL Fayetteville, AR and Lafayette, LA are named differently on the map in the OP--is this because of how the independence process turned out ITTL?
 
Hey! I'm @Goweegie2 's friend and after she told me about your timeline I was really interested by it, so I've been lurking around for a little while and I really like it. I finally got round to making an account here a few days ago.

Have you thought about the state/subnational politics of New York? I'm from there and I could probably contribute quite a few ideas.

Also I just noticed how OTL Fayetteville, AR and Lafayette, LA are named differently on the map in the OP--is this because of how the independence process turned out ITTL?
Thank you! I haven't really thought much of New York yet, but this is who I was thinking of making the current Premier though that's not set in stone at all.

B/c the American Revolution didn't happen there is no reason for towns to be named after the Marquis de Lafayette, so Fayetteville, AR is instead named after Henry Clay and Lafayette, LA keeps its original name of Vermilionville.
 
2018 Louisiana State Legislature Elections
2018 Louisiana State Legislature Elections

In 2018, the Parti La Louisiane kept their status as the largest party in both chambers of the Louisiana state Legislature. In the Senate, which has 6-year terms, the PLL kept their majority as Senate president pro tem Eric LaFleur was elected governor to replace Governor Mitch Landrieu, who was elected president the same year. In the House, which has 3-year terms, the PLL lost the absolute majority they gained in the 2015 mid-terms to the rising Unionists largely on the coattails of Landrieu's large win in the state. In both elections, the PLL still struggled to gain ground in the mostly Anglo North Louisiana, the largely African New Orleans (despite being mostly francophone as well), and the very conservative New Orleans suburbs.
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Thank you! I haven't really thought much of New York yet, but this is who I was thinking of making the current Premier though that's not set in stone at all.

B/c the American Revolution didn't happen there is no reason for towns to be named after the Marquis de Lafayette, so Fayetteville, AR is instead named after Henry Clay and Lafayette, LA keeps its original name of Vermilionville.
Ah, interesting! There are a few other really interesting local politicians I know of who could play some role in the provincial government, like this dude (who happens to be a family friend), this fellow, these women, this guy, this man, or this person. They're all from Long Island or the city, but I mostly know about that general area, and there could be some interesting downstate/upstate (down-province/up-province??) dynamics.
 
How is redistricting handled ITTL, @RoxyLikeAPuma ? The lines look "fairer" to me based on the election results (though I'm guessing there could be issues under the surface!), but is that because there's a national mechanism to handle drawing state/national boundaries? Or is it still a state-centered process?
 
Ah, interesting! There are a few other really interesting local politicians I know of who could play some role in the provincial government, like this dude (who happens to be a family friend), this fellow, these women, this guy, this man, or this person. They're all from Long Island or the city, but I mostly know about that general area, and there could be some interesting downstate/upstate (down-province/up-province??) dynamics.
Thanks! I could definitely use a few of them for when I do the New York election as the Liberal or Progressive leaders. I plan on making Labor relatively more popular upstate/province and the Liberals more popular near the city than the Democrats and the GOP are in OTL.

How is redistricting handled ITTL, @RoxyLikeAPuma ? The lines look "fairer" to me based on the election results (though I'm guessing there could be issues under the surface!), but is that because there's a national mechanism to handle drawing state/national boundaries? Or is it still a state-centered process?
For the federal House map, state legislatures still draw the maps, but the Redistricting Act gives the Justice Department the power to challenge maps that they deem to be unfair under the Act which includes partisan gerrymandering, racial gerrymandering, or just not being compact enough/not following county lines enough. States usually comply with the rules b/c if their maps get struck down by the courts the DoJ gets to draw the new ones for a cycle. States do edge pretty close to that line sometimes though.

For state legislatures however, the Redistricting Act places much less restrictions so that pretty much only racial gerrymandering is off limits. Some states have laws in place to make redistricting fairer, though several don't. (I have some plans for Mississippi)
 
2017 French Presidential Election
2017 French Presidential Election

In 2017, incumbent president Ségolène Royal of the Socialist Party was reelected to a second 5-year term against Jean-François Copé. Royal was first elected in 2012 when she defeated incumbent CNIP president Alain Juppé.
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From top to bottom there are: French residents overseas, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Reunion, Wallis and Futuna, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Saint Martin/Saint Barthélemy.
 
From top to bottom there are: French residents overseas, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Reunion, Wallis and Futuna, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Saint Martin/Saint Barthélemy.
Interesting.

However, given that Algeria is still French, I was wondering whether any other French colonies remained part of France, or if they became independent.
 
Interesting.

However, given that Algeria is still French, I was wondering whether any other French colonies remained part of France, or if they became independent.
Since Madagascar became independent in the 90's, Algeria is the only large part of France's old colonial empire that it still holds, largely due to the high amount of pied-noirs that still live there.
 
Since Madagascar became independent in the 90's, Algeria is the only large part of France's old colonial empire that it still holds, largely due to the high amount of pied-noirs that still live there.
France could keep Djibouti pretty much forever if it can keep Algeria , if it ever had it ITTL
 
Similarly, if France can keep Algeria, it could probably keep Gabon, and possibly Senegal as well.

Unless they are French satellites.
Gabon could make sense indeed, but it’s natural ressources could still be siphoned by French companies, and having it as satellite means the french don’t have to assume responsibility.

Little reason to keep senegal, but Dakar and St Louis, which were already integrated within france, could be kept
 
Similarly, if France can keep Algeria, it could probably keep Gabon, and possibly Senegal as well.

Unless they are French satellites.
Gabon could make sense indeed, but it’s natural ressources could still be siphoned by French companies, and having it as satellite means the french don’t have to assume responsibility.

Little reason to keep senegal, but Dakar and St Louis, which were already integrated within france, could be kept
I can definitely add more, Djibouti, Dakar, and St. Louis make sense to be added.
 
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