My Confederate Series – 1891

My Confederate Series – 1891

In 1885, Minister to the United Kingdom and retired General James Longstreet and former Representative and Mayor of Kansas City Robert Van Horn were elected President and Vice President, respectively. The two Whigs were the first non-Democrats to hold their respective positions, and President Longstreet has been viewed as one of, if not the most, successful Presidents in the country’s young history. Despite this, he hasn’t been as popular as one would expect, though he has tremendously strengthened the Whig Party on a national level and hopes that his Secretary of State, John Mosby, can succeed him. However, the People’s Party (Populist Party) has formed and is expected to take some support away from the Whigs. Can Secretary Mosby succeed President Longstreet as the 2nd Whig President, or will President Longstreet and President Beauregard’s Attorney General, Democrat Augustus Garland, beat out 10+ competitors and win the Presidency? Or will the Populist Commissioner of Agriculture, Leonidas Polk, win the Presidency? Candidates are as follows:

Democrats

  • Attorney General Augustus Garland
  • Former Senator Wade Hampton III
  • Senator Francis Cockrell
  • Senator John Morgan
  • Governor Simon Bolivar Buckner
  • Former Governor Fitzhugh Lee
  • Senator Richard Coke
  • Former Governor Sul Ross
  • Senator Alfred Colquitt
  • Senator Matt Ransom
  • Representative Clifton Breckinridge
  • Former Governor J. Proctor Knott
  • Senator Isham Harris
  • Former Governor Robert Lowry
  • Senator Matthew Butler

What-if?s

  • Former Vice President JLM Curry
  • Former President John B. Gordon

Whigs

  • Secretary of State John Mosby
  • Former Senator William Mahone
  • Ambassador to the United Kingdom and former Mayor of Norfolk William Lamb
  • Judge John Paul
  • Former Representative Curtis Hooks Brogden

What-if?s

  • President James Longstreet
  • Vice President Robert Van Horn

Populists

  • Commissioner of Agriculture Leonidas L. Polk

For a brief electoral history of the CSA, see http://270soft.ipbhost.com/topic/14754-basic-history-of-my-confederate-series/

My Confederate Series – 1885

My Confederate Series – 1885

In 1879, Gen. PGT Beauregard of Louisiana and Secretary of State JLM Curry of Alabama were elected President and Vice President, respectively. However, the Beauregard administration has not been viewed in a positive light. The country is in the midst of a severe depression, and President Beauregard has been blamed for it, resulting in his being the most unpopular President in the young history of the Confederate States. The primary reason for the country’s tanking economy, however, seems to be slavery, which has led many countries to cut off trade with states still practicing slavery. In turn, many states have now abolished slavery, leaving Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina as the only states where it exists, albeit in very small numbers. As a result, the election of 1885 expects to be a close one, and the Democrats’ hold on the Presidency is in real jeopardy. The New Republicans have chosen to ditch their name in order to attract moderate Democrats who would never vote for a “Republican”, and have taken up the name of the party from which they derived: Whig. The Whigs’ leading candidate for President seems to be Gen. James Longstreet, who was named Minister to the United Kingdom by President Beauregard, and the leading candidate for the Confederate-American Party is Sen. Zebulon Baird Vance. Vice President JLM Curry is facing some tough competition on the Democratic side, including from Attorney General Augustus Garland. Candidates are as follows:

Democrats

  • VP JLM Curry
  • Att. Gen. Augustus Garland
  • Chief Justice LQC Lamar II
  • Sen. Richard Coke
  • Sen. Joe Brown
  • Sen. Matt Ransom

What-if?s

  • President PGT Beauregard
  • former Secretary of State and the Treasury RMT Hunter
  • Rep. Clifton Breckinridge

Whigs

  • Minister to the U.K. and General James Longstreet
  • Sen. William Mahone
  • Judge Robert William Hughes
  • Fmr. Rep. and Mayor Robert Van Horn
  • Fmr. Rep. Curtis Hooks Brogden

What-if?

  • Fmr. Sen. James Alcorn

Confederate-American

  • Sen. Zebulon Baird Vance

*For a history of My Confederate Series see http://270soft.ipbhost.com/topic/14754-basic-history-of-my-confederate-series/

New York City Mayoral Election 12-15-17

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This is an update to my original NYC Mayoral Election scenario. Changes include:

  • Starting percentages equal to real-life results
  • Malliotakis moved to top of Republican listing of candidates
  • Richard Bashner added as “on” candidate
  • Robert Gangi added as “on” candidate
  • Michael Tolkin added as “on” candidate
  • Don Peebles turned “off”
  • All Republicans turned “off” except Malliotakis and Massey
  • Parties reordered
  • Turnout adjusted
  • Aaron Commey added as Libertarian nominee
  • Michael Tolkin added as independent
  • Sal Albanese added as Reform nominee
  • Independent parties renamed to Mayoral Lines
  • Primary percentages adjusted
  • Adjusted money coefficient
  • Removed Reform Party endorser
  • Modified primary delegates and turnout

My Confederate Series – 1879

My Confederate Series – 1879

In 1873, Secretary of State John C. Breckinridge was elected to be the 4th President of the Confederate States of America and Secretary of War Richard Taylor of Louisiana was elected to be the 2nd Vice President. However, the past 6 years have been very turbulent, with not one, but two more Presidents dying in office. The chaos started on May 17, 1875, when President Breckinridge died from complications of surgery, elevating Vice President Taylor to the Presidency. But on April 12, 1879, 7 months before the election of 1879, President Taylor also died, resulting in the President pro tempore of the Senate (next in the line of succession), Sen. John B. Gordon, becoming the 6th President of the Confederate States. Also, Missouri (1875), Tennessee (1878), and Kentucky (1879) have all abolished slavery with other states expected to follow, mostly as a result of a major depression sapping the country’s economy. The opposition parties, the New Republican party, the Confederate American party, and the Liberty party, are expected to garner more support combined than the Democratic party, resulting in what is expected to be the closest election in the country’s young history. Can President Gordon beat out General Beauregard for the Democratic nomination and win the Presidency in his own right, or will the CSA have its first non-Democratic President? Candidates are as follows:

Democrats

  • Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard
  • Pres. John B. Gordon (ascended to the Presidency through the line of succession, therefore eligible for election)
  • Fmr. Sen. John W. Stevenson
  • Sen. Matt Ransom
  • Associate Justice David M. Key
  • Fmr. Gov. James M. Smith

What-if?s

  • Pres. Richard Taylor (ascended to the Presidency through the line of succession, therefore eligible for election, had he not died)
  • Rep. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr.

New Republicans

  • Fmr. Sen. James Alcorn
  • Fmr. Rep. Alexander S. Wallace
  • Fmr. Rep. George Harris
  • Att. Gen. William H. Hunt
  • Fmr. Rep. George Washington Logan

Confederate American

  • Fmr. Gov. Joe Brown
  • Sen. Zebulon Baird Vance

Liberty Party

  • Rep. Joseph Rainey

1988 Version 1

“This scenario was updated by the Historical Scenario Commission on November 12, 2017 and can be downloaded here”

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The 1988 campaign featured an open contest on both the Republican and Democratic sides, as Republican Pres. Ronald Reagan was entering the last year of his second term. Numerous contenders on the Democratic side entered the race. Commentators referred derisively to them as “The Seven Dwarfs.” They included former Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, Missouri Rep. Richard Gephardt, Tennessee Sen. Al Gore, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, and Illinois Sen. Paul Simon. Three candidates who were somewhat more inspiring had decided not to run: former senator Gary Hart of Colorado, who dropped out because of a sex scandal, reentered the race and then dropped out for good; Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy; and New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who simply declined to run. The Republicans, seeking a candidate who could match the stature and electability of Reagan, were similarly at a loss. The nominal front-runner, George Bush, suffered from a reputation as a “wimp” who in 22 years of public life—as a former representative, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and, for more than seven years, Reagan’s vice president—had failed to distinguish himself as anything more than a docile instrument of someone else’s policy. There were three interesting Republican alternatives: Bob Dole of Kansas, the Senate minority leader, who was respected for his wit and intelligence though considered by some to be overly acerbic; former New York representative Jack Kemp, revered among many conservatives as Reagan’s true ideological heir; and the Rev. Pat Robertson, a popular televangelist. None of the three, however, made it through the primary season. With the Reagan era drawing to a close, the wide open race has top names both sides of the political spectrum running for the top job. Liberal and Conservative Reverends, Hawks and Doves in both parties, which way will America turn?

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My Confederate Series – 1873

My Confederate Series – 1873

In 1867, General Robert E. Lee was elected President of the Confederate States. He chose to keep many members of the Davis administration, with Vice President Alexander Stephens being reelected and Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge being appointed Secretary of State. But on October 12, 1870, President Lee died from the effects of pneumonia shortly after suffering a stroke, elevating Stephens to the Presidency. President Stephens has chosen not to run for the Presidency in his own right, leaving Secretary Breckinridge as the front-runner to become the next President as the country’s economy seems to be taking a dive.  Candidates are as follows:

Democrats

  • Sec. of State John C. Breckinridge
  • Sec. of the Treasury Robert M.T. Hunter
  • Spkr. Thomas Bocock
  • Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Sen. Robert W. Johnson
  • Sen. Augustus Maxwell
  • Pres. Alexander Stephens (what-if?)

Whigs

  • Fmr. Gov. Joe Brown
  • Sen. James W. Flanagan
  • Fmr. Sen. Joshua Hill
  • Rep. George Washington Logan

 

New York City Mayoral Election 2017

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Despite dropping approval ratings, incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio is still the favorite to win the election.  Can he fight off challengers within his own party AND a republican candidate?  Candidates include:

Democrats

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio
  • former Secretary Hillary Clinton (off)
  • Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
  • Comptroller Scott Stringer (off)
  • State Senator Tony Avella
  • former Detective Bo Dietl
  • former Councilmember Sal Albanese
  • former Secretary Shaun Donovan (off)
  • former Representative Harold Ford Jr. (off)
  • Public Advocate Letitia James (off)
  • Representative Hakeem Jeffries (off)
  • Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (off)
  • Mr. Don Peebles (off)
  • former Speaker Christine Quinn (off)
  • Mr. Josh Thompson
  • former Representative Anthony Weiner (off)

Republicans

  • former Commissioner Raymond Kelly
  • Mr. John Catsimatidis
  • Councilmember Eric Ulrich
  • Mr. Paul Massey
  • Mr. Donald Trump Jr.
  • Reverend Michel Faulkner
  • Mr. Darren Aquino

Updates will be made to this scenario, so feel free to leave suggestions in the comments

 

Republic of Texas 2026

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In 2022, frontrunner and Tea Partier Ted Cruz won the Presidency. However, shortly after reaching the pinnacle of his political career, Texas’s economy plundered, and so did his approval ratings. Only 18 months into his Presidency, the unemployment rate has skyrocketed to 15% and Cruz has Texas on the brink of war with the United States, resulting in a very poor approval rating hovering around 25%. Because of this, many Tea Partiers have disavowed President Cruz and most members have ditched the party for the Republicans.  Even his Vice President, Ken Paxton, is considering a run against him.  The candidates are as follows:

Tea Party

  • President Ted Cruz
  • Vice President Ken Paxton (undecided)
  • Territorial Senator Debra Medina

Republicans

  • Governor and former Vice President John Ratcliffe
  • Governor Scott Turner
  • Mr. Salem Abraham
  • Territorial Senator Blake Farenthold (former Tea Party candidate)
  • Secretary of Agriculture Sid Miller
  • Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Wallace B. Jefferson
  • Territorial Senator Pete Olson
  • Governor Four Price
  • former U.S. Representative Will Hurd
  • former Texas State Representative and Speaker Joe Straus
  • Governor Glenn Hegar
  • Territorial Senator Jeff Leach
  • Territorial Senator Jason Villalba

Progressives

  • former Governor Mike Rawlings
  • Senator Joaquin Castro
  • former Mayor of Houston Annise Parker
  • Governor Mary Gonzalez
  • Territorial Senator Borris Miles
  • Mr. Alex Mendoza

Blue Dogs

  • former Governor Ivy Taylor (former Progressive Party candidate)
  • Territorial Senator Filemon Vela Jr.
  • former U.S. Representative Pete Gallego

Reform Party

  • Mr. Ross Perot Jr.
  • Mr. Chris Keniston (off) (Perot’s running mate in 2022 and presumed running mate in 2026)

Texas Independent Party

  • Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell

Libertarians

  • Mayor John Ramsey
  • Mr. Rodney Caston

Green Party

  • Mrs. Kat Swift (former Progressive Party candidate)

 

Note:  This is my final Republic of Texas scenario.  My idea is that Joaquin Castro wins this election and, shortly thereafter, negotiates the annexation of Texas back into the United States.

Ultimate American Empire 2020

 

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*Note this ignores the recent 2016 elections*

     The political climate of Obama’s presidency has caused a separatist movement of mostly Tea Party supporters to field their own candidates and have their own primaries. This along with Sen. Rand Paul joining the Libertarian party led to the loss of the Republican nominee Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin in 2016 to Fmr. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. A new party has recently captured the hearts of voters in the south, especially in Texas, known as the American Party. They have elected two Senators, One Governor, and a couple dozen Representatives since 2016.

     Now is the 2020 Election and Pres. Clinton is facing a tough field, she’s being challenged by members in her own party including one of her cabinet members, while the Republicans have done a good job recruiting some heavyweights to run. The Tea Party has  a pretty lackluster slot of candidates, but they do have the 2016 Republican nominee Sarah Palin. The Libertarians have Sen. Rand Paul once again, while the Green party is contested with Jill Stein being challenged by a strong contender. The American Party is running their first Presidential campaign. Clinton is getting help from pushing the passage of the 28th Amendment and the statehood of Guam and Puerto Rico. Will Pres Clinton win reelection, or lose to the Republicans, the Tea Party, or the Americans?

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Fallout: New Vegas Mayor 2282

After the battle of Hoover Dam, the City of New Vegas, made up of North Vegas, the Vegas Strip, Westside, Freeside, and Outer Vegas, declared itself free from NCR rule and decided to hold a mayoral election…

This is for all you Fallout fans who also like elections.

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The Candidates…

Independent: The Mojave Courier

Casino Group: Swank, Marjorie, Cachino

Freeside League: James Garrett, The King, Gloria Van Graff

Westside Organization: Crandon, Tom Anderson, Clayton Ettienne

This mod is accompanied by the Congress Infinity mod called New Vegas City Council.

I will be posting sequels!

-General T Langill

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