United States – 2020 (1.8.2)
After winning the 2016 in an upset, Trump faces some challenges from within the party and from outside of the party. The Democratic side is wide open after they experienced gains in Governorships and a wave that flipped both the House and Senate in 2018.
- Leaving Al Franken as a potential candidate
- Now “Fmr. Sen. Al Franken”
- Changed some numbers for him including integrity
- New VP option for Dems:
V 1.8.1 (Endorser Update)
- Sen. Al Franken -> Sen. Tina Smith
- Sen. Luther Strange -> Sen. Doug Jones
- Sen. Jeff Flake -> Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
- Gov. Aaron Ford -> Gov. Steve Sisolak
- Sen. Bob Corker -> Sen. Phil Bredesen
- Spkr. Paul Ryan -> Ldr. Paul Ryan
- Ldr. Nancy Pelosi -> Spkr. Nancy Pelosi
- Colorado Governor is now Jared Polis
- Connecticut Governor is now Dan Drew
- Tennessee Governor is now Diane Black
- New Issue
- A couple % changes for the general election
- Basically only moved some of the margins for the “blowout” states
- Turnout 65% –> 60%
- Jim Justice is now the Republican Governor of West Virginia
- Center -> Center-Right
- Democrats 25 ->0
- Trump 0 ->50
- Nevada Junior Senator is now Jacky Rosen.
- New Candidates:
- Removed a couple interviewers that are no longer on the air such as O’Reilly & Van Susteren
- Jill Stein (Green) OFF -> ON
- Governor of Massachusetts in the scenario is Charlie Baker, the incumbent Republican
- Made a few % changes.
- The following candidates are now “Off” by default
- Rand Paul
- Tom Cotton
- Al Franken
- No new candidates or issues in this update. Hope to add a few more candidates & revamp issues in the next update.
- Gov. Joseph P. Kennedy -> Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy
- The Governor of Massachusetts in the scenario now is Gov. Jay Gonzalez
- Made a few more changes to attributes and %’s.
- Fixed bug in the Vice Leader ID for Duckworth allowing a Duckworth running mate and an additional Duckworth surrogate.
- Added Endorser Charlie Sykes- Conservative Radio host from Wisconsin
- Added Oprah Winfrey as a Democratic candidate
- Fixes changes color, starting funds, attributes & %’s for Sen. Joni Ernst.
- Alabama Junior Senator is now Luther Strange
- Illinois Governor is now Christopher Kennedy
- Res Tillerson is still an endorser but I have removed his surrogate. If he is a sitting SOS he would be unable to hit the campaign trail for partisan purposes.
- Gave Al Franken a bit of a boost in the Democratic primary. His profile has risen over the first month of the DJT presidency and he already does have decent name recognition for a junior Senator of a medium size state.
- This update fixes the endorser error
- Big thank you to Anthony on this one
- Sen. David Vitter -> Sen. John Neely Kennedy
- This version adds a newspaper of record as an endorser for every state that didn’t already have one in the game (Iowa and New York). This adds a total of 48 new endorsers.
- President Donald Trump
- Senator Jeff Flake
- Senator Ted Cruz
- Governor John Kasich
- Senator Rand Paul
- Senator Joni Ernst
- Senator Tom Cotton
- Senator Ben Sasse
- Actor Dwayne Johnson
- Most of the remaining 2016 candidates and potential candidates are still there but turned off
- Senator Kamala Harris
- Senator Amy Klobuchar
- Secretary Julian Castro
- Governor Joseph P. Kennedy
- Senator Cory Booker
- Senator Martin Heinrich
- Governor Steve Bullock
- Senator Chris Murphy
- Representative Tulsi Gabbard
- Fmr. Secretary Jason Kander
- Senator Al Franken
- Miss Oprah Winfrey
- Representative John Delaney
- As with the GOP, I left in all of the (well almost all of) the 2016 candidates and potential candidates as “off”
- Adam Kokesh
- As with Dem & GOP, I left in all of the 2016 candidates and potential candidates as “off”
Nevada Senate 2016 (v 1.0)
This is an incredibly rough Nevada Senate race. This was mainly me playing around with the new features. Many things need to be adjusted but the bare bones are there.
I did a couple things I would like feedback on:
- I tried to compensate for the Electoral Vote aspect by giving each county the number of votes as they have in thousands of people. So 20,000 population is 20 EV’s. I also changed them all to PR so (hopefully) it will divide them by vote share and give a realistic result. (Though it appears that this didn’t work…)
- I made a duplicate of the candidate as the “VP” since Senators don’t have running mates.
- I have no clue why my endorsers aren’t working…
United States – 2000 (v 2.1)
Such a historically significant election needs an updated and expanded scenario. So here it is. Right now I have the following parties and candidates:
- Al Gore (on)
- Bill Bradley (on)
- Howard Dean (off)
- Paul Wellstone (off)
- John Kerry (off)
- Joe Lieberman (off)
- Bob Kerry (off)
- Jesse Jackson (off)
- Joe Biden (off)
- Lyndon LaRouche (off)
- Hillary Clinton (off)
- Wesley Clark (off)
- Warren Beatty (off)
- Bob Graham (off)
- Ted Kennedy (off)
- Evan Bayh (off)
- George W. Bush (on)
- John McCain (on)
- Steve Forbes (on)
- Orrin Hatch (on)
- Alan Keyes (on)
- Gary Bauer (on)
- Elizabeth Dole (off)
- Dan Quayle (off)
- Lamar Alexander (off)
- John Kasich (off)
- Bob Smith (off)
- George Pataki (off)
- Donald Trump (off)
- Herman Cain (off)
- Jeb Bush (off)
- John Ashcroft (off)
- Fred Thompson (off)
- Newt Gingrich (off)
- Mike Huckabee (off)
- Rudy Giuliani (off)
- Bob Dornan (off)
- Trent Lott (off)
- Jack Kemp (off)
- Pat Buchanan (on)
- Donald Trump (off)
At the moment, I am focusing the most on adding a large array of candidates.
Feedback is always appreciated. I know issues need to be fleshed out more. (Input on this aspect is what I am the most interested in)
*Last update: 11/4/2015*
- Added a few more VP possibilities
- Sen. Chuck Hagel
- Gov. John Engler
- Sen. Sam Nunn
- Gov. Jim Hunt
- Campaign Finance Reform -> Campaign Finance
- Universal Shift for %’s is now the same for both parties. (was 1% D and -1% R)
- Adds Jack Kemp and Evan Bayh as candidates
- Adds Colin Powell and Tom Harkin as VP choices
- Ads can now run for 7 days
- Added more Primary start dates. You can now start on the first of any month from July-December 1999.
- Added a few new endorsers. They are as follows:
- Mayor Sarah Palin
- Rep. John Thune
- Fmr. Gov. John H. Sununu
- Speaker Dennis Hastert
- Fmr. Sen. George Mitchell
- House Minority Whip David E. Bonior
- Fmr. Speaker Tom Foley
- Fmr. V.P. Walter Mondale
- This update sets the issue position for all candidates. This was the main focus of this update.
- A couple very minor starting % changes.
- A couple minor candidate attribute adjustments.
Since the talk is going around again I though I would share my scenario where Al Gore gives the Presidency a final shot. I inserted Gore in place of Grayson. This scenario also includes a few of my percentage changes for the generals and primaries. Trump starts out with somewhat of a lead in this one for the GOP nomination. Gore starts 3rd behind Clinton and Sanders.
Download: United States – 2016 4
Download: United States – 1960 (v 3.2)
Incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower has become the first United States President to be term-limited. His VP Richard Nixon has decided to run for the Republican nomination against a wide open Democratic field including the youthful Junior Senator from Massachusetts, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
-There are many blank descriptions throughout
v 3.2 (11/22/2015)
- Adjusted many of the percentages for the Democratic Primary
- Fixed a bunch of added momentum at the state level of many states for a bunch of early endorsers. This should fix some of the problem with a candidate winning a few early endorsements and ending up with a ton of momentum.
v 3.1 (10/29/2015)
- Adjusts Decided/leaning/undecided splits
- Fixes bug with South Dakota. GOP numbers now showing up there correctly.
v 3.0 (10/28/2015)
- Bug fixes
- Adjusted money coefficient and fundraising coefficient
- also adjusted the cost of ad creation and running ads
v 2.2 (7/24/2015)
- Added> Dem>VP>Sen. Albert Gore, Sr.
- Added>Dem>VP>Gov. Orville Freeman
- Added>Rep>VP>Sec. Robert B. Anderson
- Robert Meyner (Dem) is now “On”
- Fixed bug in the code that was preventing a user from being able to create more Democratic VP choices. (This was a code issue)
v 2.1 (5/31/2015)
- Fixed bug where neither party was able to poll above 0% in the General Election.
v 2.0 (4/24/2015)
- Added > New Jersey Gov. Robert B. Meyner as Democratic Candidate (off)
- Added > Businessman Paul C. Fisher as Democratic candidate (on, only on NH ballot)
- George Bender > “On”
- Barry Goldwater > “Off”
- Added West Virginia Gov. Cecil H. Underwood as Republican Candidate (only on ballot in WV and NE)
- Did with the GOP primaries what I did recently with the Dem primaries. I took candidates off ballots that they were not on and adjusted a few of the numbers.
v 1.9 (4/23/2015)
- PAC’s are now “off”
- Fixed issue with election ending before polls closed in Alaska
v 1.8 (4/22/2015)
- Removed more candidates from ballots, in the Democratic Primary< that they were not on.
- Set all candidates not on a particular ballot to 0%
- Added George H. Mclain as a candidate. (California favorite son candidate)
- Mclain and Brown are now the only two on the ballot in CA and the only two with percentages here to start
v 1.7 (4/21/2015)
- Added “Unpledged Democratic Electors” (This is rough as the game engine doesn’t work well with this type of event)
- Unpledged electors have Hary F. Byrd as leader and Strom Thurmond as vice leader
- Added a “blurb” for Nixon
- PIP’s now equal for both Nixon and Kennedy
- Added Favorite son candidates DiSalle and Smathers. They are only on in their home state
- Took some candidates off of primary ballots that they were never on.
- Blurbs for DiSalle and Smathers
- Changed the map color for Brown from the matching color with Morse\
- This is a continual work in progress. I still need to add more potential candidates and favorite son candidates. Tweak who is on the ballot on what state, fixing percentages. Tidying up endorsers and adding bios to everyone in the game without them.
v 1.6 (4/21/2015)
- Updated some of the starting numbers and tightened up the party preference voting and lowered undecideds to create a more realistic 1960 electorate. (particularly in the south)
- Johnson is now in the VP list for Kennedy. (You don’t have to offer Johnson the VP slot once Kennedy reaches the delegate count during the convention. You can now just chose him from the regular list)
- George H. Bender is now “off”
- Changed a couple of the issues to a more 1960 platform. Now includes Kennedy’s Catholicism as well as a general “cold war” issue. Also reworked the descriptions for Government Spending.
- Removed “war on poverty issue” this was really a 1964 and on Johnson thing.
- Upped Kennedy’s Charisma and dropped his experience a bit.
v 1.5 (1/14/2015)
- Updates delegate count for all 50 states plus DC in both parties.
- Primary dates updated
- State which had primaries had dates in the game for FPP primaries.
- All other states have PR “primaries” that take place on the day before nomination during the respective party’s convention.
v 1.4 (12/22/2014)
- Adds Fmr. Sen. George H. Bender as GOP candidate from Ohio.
- Fixes endorsement issue where LBJ and Symington were being duplicated and endorsing themselves.
- Fixed Spelling of “Symington”
- Fixed Spelling of “Senator” on LBJ’s title
- Slight change in Ohio numbers for GOP primaries to accommodate for Bender as a candidate.
v 1.3 (12/19/2014)
- Democratic: Chicago -> Los Angeles
- GOP: Miami Beach -> Chicago
- Dates fixed to July dates that conventions occurred on.
v 1.2 (12/16/2014)
- fixed a few more primary numbers on both sides
- Added Harry Belafonte as national endorser
- The Tonight Show changed from “With Johnny Carson” to with “Jack Paar”
- Sammy Davis, Jr. is now a national endorser
v 1.1 (12/15/2014)
- adds a slew of new endorsers including Henry Fonda, Sammy Davis, Jr, Eleanor Roosevelt, New York Post, etc. Also added Marilyn Monroe as a surrogate for Kennedy.
- Two of the favorite son candidates for the Dem. nomination are now on the ballot in their home states
Any feedback would be gratefully appreciated. Just keep in mind that there are a slew of things that still need to be fixed here, but the spine of the scenario is in place and ready for a test run.