President Elect 1988 - Megathread

A Ted Kennedy - Ronald Reagan - George Wallace 1968 run that somehow had a Democratic Utah. :p


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Uh oh...

George Wallace/John Glenn 460 EVs 55% (Democratic)

Gerald Ford/Bob Dole 78 EVs 45% (Republican)

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A RFK v. Reagan v. Wallace 1968 election

Ronald Reagan/John Lindsay 277 EVs 47% (Republican)

Robert Kennedy/George Smathers 251 EVs 50% (Democratic)

George Wallace/Strom Thurmond 10 EVs 2% (American Independent)

This was my Carter attempt on 1980... it didn't end well

Fmr. California Governor Ronald Reagan / Fmr. CIA Director George H.W. Bush or Texas (Republican) - 511 EV, 42,182,244 Votes (49%)
President Jimmy Carter of Georgia / Vice President Walter Mondale of Minnesota (Democratic) - 27 EV, 32,759,884 Votes (38%)

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Reagan 76'


The 1976 Republican Convention was a mess. But it was a mess that had an outcome. Former California Governor Ronald Reagan surprisingly pulled an upset win over President Gerald Ford. Reagan would choose Florida representative Louis Frey Jr. as his running mate.

At first, it looked as if former Georgia Governor and Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter would destroy Ronald Reagan, in the general election. That changed after the two presidential debates took place. In those debates, Reagan thrived while Carter suffered, committing many gaffes along the way.

When election night came, it still wasn't enough and James Earl Carter became the 39th president of the United States.

Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale 328 EVs 50% (Democratic)

Ronald Reagan/Louis Frey Jr. 210 EVs 49% (Republican)

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I'm running a campaign that is Walter Mondale vs Bob Dole vs Ross Perot in 1988; with Mondale as the incumbent.
Despite their best showings, both Bob Dole and Ross Perot were unable to unseat President Walter Mondale, who went on to win re-election by a commanding margin in the electoral college.


President Walter Mondale of Minnesota / Vice President Geraldine Ferraro of New York (Democratic) - 408 EV, 35,270.084 Votes (39%)
Senator Bob Dole of Kansas / Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee (Republican) - 130 EV, 32,911,276 Votes (36%)
Businessman Ross Perot of Texas / Actor Bill Cosby of California (Independent) - 0 EV, 22,008,102 (24%)
Crossposting from the Alternate Electoral Maps thread.


Lee Iacocca / Dale Bumpers (D) - 384
George Deukmejian / Lynn Morley Martin (R) - 154
Pat Robertson / Jimmy Swaggart (I) - 0


John Lindsay / Mark Hatfield (R) - 424
Pat Robertson / Howell Heflin (D) - 114
Ted Kennedy / Jim Blanchard (P) - 0
This was fun.


President Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas / Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota (Democratic) - 521 EV, 33,789,552 (58%)
Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona / New York Congressman William E. Miller (Republican) - 17 EV, 24,801,930 (42%)
Simulated 1972 between McGovern and Nixon... with some changes.


Senator George McGovern of South Dakota / Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri (Democratic) - 455 EV, 31,654,940 Votes (45%)
President Richard Nixon of California / Vice President Spiro Agnew of Maryland (Republican) - 83 EV, 27,758,960 Votes (40%)
Alabama Governor George Wallace / Fmr. Georgia Governor Lestor Maddox (American Independent) - 0 EV, 10,553,476 Votes (15%)
Another run of 1972.


Alabama Governor George Wallace / Senator Frank Church of Idaho (Democratic) - 492 EV, 43,616,456 Votes (55%)
President Richard Nixon / Vice President Spiro Agnew (Republican) - 46 EV, 35,695,544 (45%)
I did an LBJ/McCarthy vs. Reagan/Romney vs. Wallace/Benson in 1968, based somewhat off a two term Kennedy presidency. I set the economy slightly worse but had the US remain at peace. LBJ won in less of a landslide than OTL '64 and somehow still won Vermont by 3,800 votes. Wallace did much worse than OTL, getting 26% in Alabama, 7% in Mississippi, and under 5% everywhere else.


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Where is Jack?

After JFK dies in a car crash in 1959, the world is changed.


Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. 340 EVs 50% (Republican)

Lyndon Johnson/Hubert Humphrey 197 EVs 49% (Democratic)

The Wizard

The tragic death of Vice President Richard Nixon just a few weeks before the Republican National Convention left the party in a state of shock. Their presumptive nominee, a young and promising conservative, was gone. And there seemed to be few people who could take his place.

Quickly Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller came to the fore, but both were simply too controversial with certain aspects of the party (Goldwater with moderate and liberal Republicans, Rockefeller with southerners) to nominate, especially if they were to face off against John F. Kennedy in the fall.

After several inconclusive ballots led to widespread chaos a long forgotten man rose from the crowd and made his way to the stage to make a speech. His name was Everett Dirksen, and his words were spellbinding. Over the course of seventeen fateful minutes he urged the party to come together and seek a rational solution to its problems, rather than succumbing to factionalism and polarization.

Amongst the applause that rang through the hallway came a few calls of 'Nominate Dirksen!' And after some discussion with the surprised Illinois senator, the elites of the party did just that.

Dirksen benefitted from being an establishment figure in an era where the people of the country were immensely satisfied with the leadership that President Eisenhower was providing them with. His choice of Robert B. Anderson of Texas as his running mate also added to his appeal. Anderson's record as Treasury Secretary had endeared him to Eisenhower (amongst others) and picking him helped dampen some of the southern appeal that Kennedy's running mate was kicking up.

The campaign proceeded on familiar lines, with Kennedy espousing a more vigorous foreign policy, more government spending and lower taxes, with Dirksen holding the line on Eisenhower's policies.

By the time November rolled around the voters made their way to the polls with the knowledge that every vote they cast could very well decide the entire election. Polling showed Dirksen and Kennedy in a virtual tie, but despite rumblings of unhappiness from the south, Kennedy was confident that he would win.

Results poured in over the course of election night, with Dirksen maintaining a slight advantage in the popular vote but trailing slightly in the electoral. Both campaigns watched the returns avidly, and after twelve nerve wracking hours the will of the people was made clear.

Everett Dirksen, man of the party, was now the man of the nation.

Senator Everett Dirksen/Treasury Secretary Robert B. Anderson - 295 EV 50.8% PV
Senator John F. Kennedy/Senator Lyndon B. Johnson - 242 EV 49.2% PV

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Where is Jack?

President Nixon's first term has gone smoothly. He has presided over a prospering economy and a moderately successful war in Cuba. But, now he faces a challenge from a divided Democratic Party.


Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. 531 EVs 59% (Republican)

Hubert Humphrey/George Wallace 7 EVs 41% (Democratic)