PRIMARIES??? WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ PRIMARIES!
UPDATE 11/1/16: Ok so I know the region percentages were WAY off last time. I’ve completely re-done those from scratch. Methodology was difficult because of the expanded general election field, most candidates except for the current top four had some guesswork involved. I used primaries voting to “rank” candidates within their (real-world) parties. To avoid vote-splitting, I first expanded the lead party in a state, then divvied up the percentages. For example if a state was 50-40 Trump over Clinton, I’d go to 60-40 and THEN “give” some of the 60 to Ted Cruz. It’s an inexact science. Let me know what you think.
Don’t like our choices? Did your #1 not make the general election? The ultimate Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio or Bernie Sanders dream scenario. Well, what if all the candidates ran as independents? I think it’d go something like this.
Some Libertarian candidates not on all ballots
Turned off polling, as it was resulting in very weird results. Will work on the polls later.
3 thoughts on “2016 All-Independents 2.0”
I think the idea is fantastic, but the execution is off. For example, the divide between candidates in certain states makes no sense. For example, in California and New York, with all candidates enabled, the Republican percentages added together are significantly higher than the Democrats, despite the being solid Democratic strongholds.
General election percentages, in the editor, would help this a lot. When voting blocs are implemented, a scenario like this can reach it’s full potential because that way there is no way for the Republicans or Democrats, however split, to sweep a state where the voters are not conservative or liberal. I look forward to seeing this scenario evolve as the game is fleshed out 🙂
Thanks for the feedback! When you talk about voting blocs, are you referring to the polls or the percentages? Because both I would have to guess on. I tried using general election polls but I got even stranger results – Democrats winning in the deep south and Republicans winning NY and CA. So as I said, I’m still experimenting with those numbers.
I can see how that would be difficult. In all honesty, whatever Anthony ends up creating for the default voting blocs would be more than fine enough. It’s probably more of a wait and see type of thing. This scenario is great though, I’d love to see more from you!