I've gotten Indiana before, but I'm pretty sure that's about all you can do. Here's one with a victory in Indiana, where I narrowly do better than Lincoln in the ECIt was on easy....but this is the closest I've ever come to finishing higher than Lincoln in the EC. Is it possible to get more electoral votes than this with Douglas? Indiana seems like the only one that left that can MAYBE flip
I've done it before. Here's an extremely narrow win I just did, getting California by just 0.06% and less than 6,000 votesI try so many times, but I just can't win California as George W. Bush in 2000.
The cloest I came was 50-46.
Even on easy and pick all the right answers. I even went liberal on the enviroment. I even won Washington state!
How could such a switch in votes influe on votes for House and Senate?Bush loses the popular vote by a whopping 3.1 million votes, and a margin of 2.8%. In the electoral college however... he also fails to gain a majority, with the vote being tied 269-269. The election is sent to the House, where Bush is elected President due to the solid Republican majority of state delegations. But only after perhaps a sizable amount of controversy and recounts in Iowa, which Bush won by just 0.01% and a little over a thousand votes, and which would have given Gore the victory had he won it (and there'd likely also be some angst over the fact that the Gore plus Nader votes in that state, combined, were higher than the Bush plus Buchanan votes combined)
Well, if the Democrats are doing about 2.3% better here in the Presidential compared to OTL, they could also be doing better votewise in the House and Senate. Though it wouldn't necessarily be a uniform swing since here the Dems do better in various states but also worse in some, like losing Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Mexico. In the Senate, the Dems in OTL lost no seats by 2.3% or less, so a uniforn swing wouldn't do anything there, but they lost 2 seats (Montana and Virginia) by less than 5% and those states also went more Democratic here than OTL so its possible that the Dems win those, and thus also take the Senate with a full majority as opposed to the 50/50 tie they got which just gave them a majority for the first month of 2000 (though a new england liberal Republican would switch to caucus with the Dems after Cheney replaced Gore as the VP tiebreaker, so the practical difference isn't much)... except actually this could have a big impact with potentially allowing the Senate to elect Joe Lieberman as VP instead of Bush's VP. Which could very well happen here, though perhaps Powell is able to get the handful of crossover votes he'd need, since he was a pretty popular guy and quite moderateHow could such a switch in votes influe on votes for House and Senate?