What I think every election from 2000-onward would've looked like if Al Gore won

2000:



Al Gore: 292 electoral votes
George W. Bush: 246 electoral votes

2004:



John McCain: 307 electoral votes
President Gore: 231 electoral votes

2008:



John Edwards: 307 electoral votes
President McCain: 231 electoral votes

2012:



Mitt Romney: 363 electoral votes
John Kerry: 175 electoral votes (President Edwards resigns due to scandal)

2016:



President Romney: 317 electoral votes
Hillary Clinton: 221 electoral votes

2020:



Bernie Sanders: 290 electoral votes
Paul Ryan: 248 electoral votes

What do you all think of this post?
 
Hmm, Virginia and Colorado are still Republican-leaning swing states ITTL, and Romney even wins Minnesota in 2012, interesting.
Sanders wins Colorado this year and Virginia is within 1%, Ryan wins it as he isn't as toxic in the suburbs and Sanders being a bad fit. Virginia also went with Edwards in 2008, albeit also by less than 1%. Thanks to the scandals involving President Edwards, 2012 was a horrible year for Dems all around and so states like MN definitely fall. Romney won MN by 2% in this timeline and lost MN by 1.5% in 2016.
 
I think McCain would've won in 2008.
The recession still happens. It wouldn't go so well for a sitting president. Though he does remain more competitive thanks to winning NV, CO and NM all by less than 2% due to home-coattail advantage and FL by 1% for doing better in Miami than he did in out real timeline.
 
Sanders wins Colorado this year and Virginia is within 1%, Ryan wins it as he isn't as toxic in the suburbs and Sanders being a bad fit. Virginia also went with Edwards in 2008, albeit also by less than 1%. Thanks to the scandals involving President Edwards, 2012 was a horrible year for Dems all around and so states like MN definitely fall. Romney won MN by 2% in this timeline and lost MN by 1.5% in 2016.
What scandals do you think Edwards would get into in 2012?
 
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