For archival purposes.
In July 2011, President Obama was shot and killed by a white nationalist terrorist, Biden is promptly inaugurated as President for Obama’s last year of his first term. Biden then goes on to win a landslide victory in 2012, getting up to 395 Electoral votes. The majority of mainstream and establishment Republicans decide not to run leaving Trump able to gain the nomination and go on to lose to Biden, as said above. Biden’s Vice President for his 2012 race was Hillary Clinton, Obama’s formal rival. Biden’s 2012-2016 term marked a period of Democrat dominance, with the peak of dominance being Biden introducing a Public Option to Obama-Care in honor of his former friend and boss, Barack Obama. President Biden had made it a publicly known that he would be running again in 2016, until May 2015, when his eldest son died of cancer, which flipped his plans on its head. Biden feels as if he is not in the right emotional state to run in another election, and announces his decision to not seek a second term in July 2015. causing the Democratic Party primary to heat up greatly, matching the heat of the Republican Party primary.
- VP. Hillary Clinton
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo
- Sen. Cory Booker
- Sen. Bernie Sanders
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Fmr. Mayor. Micheal Bloomberg
- Sen. Al Franken
- Gov. John Hickenlooper
- Mr. Donald Trump
- Gov. Chris Christie
- Fmr. Speaker. Newt Gingrich
- Fmr. Gov. Rick Perry
- Gov. Scott Walker
- Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney
(Based on an election game on alternatehistory.com – Account required to view)
What if top-tier candidates on both sides had decided not to run in 2016 and fictional candidates took their place? That is the premise of this scenario which is based on a President Infinity inspired election game on alternatehistory.com.
Will the progressive firebrand Angie Bennett pull off an upset to claim the Democratic nomination or will the establishment-favorites Katy Thompson and James Johnson romp to victory instead? Can the libertarian Democrat Carl Cisco Rutter use his charisma and telegenic appearance to move the party in a new direction and become the first gay president or will his campaign fail to gain steam because he bucks liberal orthodoxy on many issues? Is there any hope for the eccentric Governor of South Carolina Cornelius Benjamin Kennard to revive the party’s hopes in the South or will he simply act as a spoiler to Johnson and the liberal, black Governor of Missouri Martin Walker? Can Anderson and the Elliot Express sweep to an overwhelming victory in the Democratic primaries or is he doomed to failure? Do any of the lesser known candidates – Lopez, Maxson, and Turner – have any chance to break out and claim the nomination for themselves? And what if Steven Prentice Hart remained in the race, can he become the Democrat’s Reagan and usher in a left-wing, populist takeover of the party?
Can the House Majority Leader and staunch cultural warrior Francisco Juarez bring together evangelical Protestants and Catholics to win the GOP nomination or will he be foiled by the bombastic conservative David McIntosh, a member of the Freedom Caucus? Will neoconservative darling and McCain ally Kathleen Fairchild be able to follow in his footsteps and be the first woman to be nominated by the Republican Party or will the popular Admiral Kelsey Gormley stop her in her tracks and be the first general nominated by a major party since Eisenhower? Can Roy Buehler carve out a place for himself as a palatable moderate conservative and outspoken advocate for right-to-work or has the GOP base soured on nominating yet another moderate? Can former SNL writer and now Rhode Island Governor Charles Schroder win over GOP voters with his brand of libertarianism or will his “coastal elitist” image doom his campaign? And what of the outsiders Coxey and Zakharov – can they ride dissatisfaction with the Washington establishment to victory in the primaries or are their unorthodox positions too much for the Republican base to tolerate? What if Kasey Sungbean ran for president instead of challenging Steven Prentice Hart for CA Senate – can centrism appeal to the modern Republican Party?
Gov. Katy Thompson (D-MN) – Second-rate Hillary Clinton
Sen. James Johnson (D-FL) – Bisexual Bill Nelson
Sen. Angie Bennett (D-PA) – Rust Belt Elizabeth Warren
Rep. Jack Turner (D-LA) – Heir to Jesse Jackson
Rep. Edward Maxson (D-OH) – Midwestern Populist
Sen. Carl Cisco Rutter (D-OR) – Proto-Buttigieg
Fmr. Attorney General Antonio James Lopez (D-CA) – Castro 2016
Gov. Martin Walker (D-MO) – Corrupt New Dealer
Gov. Cornelius Benjamin Kennard (D-SC) – Kooky Bryan Cranston
Sen. Steven Prentice Hart (D-CA) – Steve Buscemi’s Doppelganger
Fmr. Gov. Elliot Anderson (D-MT) – The Elliot Express
House Majority Leader Francisco Juarez (R-CA) – Catholic Conservative
Gov. Roy Buehler (R-MI) – Fat Rick Snyder
Sen. Kathleen Fairchild (R-OH) – Neoconservative Queen
Adm. Kelsey F. Gormley (R-WY) – #MeToo Eisenhower
Gov. Charles Schroder (R-RI) – SNL Conservative
Sen. David McIntosh (R-AL) – Closeted Segregationist
Businessman Edmund Coxey (R-MD) – Not!Trump
Fmr. Gov. Maxime Zakharov (R-AK) – Russian Interference
Businessman Kasey Sungbean (R-CA) – Centrist Republican
Further to my 2016 Presidential Election in New Hampshire scenario, I decided to expand it to New England as a whole because the 10 counties in NH alone were too few to accurately handle the primaries.
This scenario allows you to battle 2016 in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont with state specific endorsers and accurate polling data for the GOP and Dem primaries (1 delegate per vote cast with 0% cut-off).
As taken from Wikipedia: The Republican party’s ticket has carried South Carolina in every election since 1980, and with the exception of Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale’s carrying the state in 1976, the Republicans have carried the state since 1964. In the 2012 election, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan defeated Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden by a margin of 54% to 44%. The state has not had a Democratic Senator since Ernest Hollings retired in 2005. The state has had a Republican majority in the United States House of Representatives since the so-called “Republican Revolution” of 1994. However, some have suggested that South Carolina may become a battleground state in this election cycle because of Clinton’s lead in the national polling. A poll released on August 10 by Public Policy Polling had Trump leading Clinton by a margin of only 2 points, and an internal poll commissioned for the South Carolina Democratic Party had the race tied. This led Larry Sabato’s political prediction website Sabato’s Crystal Ball to move the rating of the South Carolina contest from “Safe Republican” to “Likely Republican” on August 18.
Here you have an opportunity to battle 2016 out in South Carolina;
Primaries – For the GOP, Dems use the official vote tallies for each county as delegates and turnout with a 0% threshold which provides a popular vote type system. Libertarian and Green (Delegate numbers are 50 per county as I couldn’t find specific data for the Greens/Libertarians in SC.)
Endorsers – The Governor, Sec. State, Senators and Representatives have been added to the default endorsers. (I removed Governors, Senators from other states to reduce overall numbers.) .
Counties – Counties have accurate populations, flags (where I can find them). Issue centres are the default SC positions for those counties that voted the same as the state overall while DEM counties have been allied to the DEM platform.
US Election 2016
This is an updated version of the 2016 scenario. It was updated by the Historical Scenario Commission on Nov 29, 2017. It can be downloaded here: United States – 2016v.1