An updated, and optimized 2020 campaign with in-depth work and realistic diffiulty.
Will populism continue its rise in American politics, or will new political currents emerge in 2020? A large field assembles on the Democratic side, but can the party strike a balance between idealism and practicalism, and nominate someone who can defeat Trump? On the Republican side, will a significant challenger to Trump arise, or will Trump consolidate the party’s support and enter the general election without a divisive primary? Much depends on the winner of 2020.
…and the Republic of Albia is celebrating its 50th anniversary of being a Republic. It is also time to choose a new President, as the Hissenger era comes to a close. The Republic seems to be moving away from a more libertarian mindset to a more populist mindset. Doves feel confident that they can finally end the 14-year drought of not winning a Presidential election. Hawks are looking to continue their dominance in Presidential elections. Both parties are gearing up for a close election, but then…. GLOBAL PANDEMIC! The ROA is not sparred from the global crisis, and the consequences for the election are uncertain. Will Doves finally capture the Presidency for the first time since 2006? Will Hawks be able to nominate a strong successor to succeed the Hissenger era? Will COVID-19 send the election into a frenzy? Will vote-by-mail sway the race in any way? Will states break their traditional partisanship and vote for the other party? How will this race shape the next 50 years for the Republic? The future is in the hands of the people…
*****additional updates to this scenario may come at a later point******
Hi y’all, I’ve spent some time learning from my Illinois one and other people on the site, and now I grandly reveal my new creation: Georgia Gubernatorial 2018/Senatorial 2020. I had heard you all wanted it done somewhere, but here it is to play. Let me know if there’s anything I can/should improve.
Primaries end in convention on May 22 that is proportional to each county’s partisan primary raw vote numbers.
Stacey Abrams, Former House Minority Leader and 2018 Gubernatorial nominee
Teresa Tomlinson, Mayor of Columbus and 2020 Senate candidate
Ted Terry, Mayor of Clarkston and 2020 Senate candidate
Sanford Bishop, incumbent Representative from GA-02
Hank Johnson, incumbent Representative from GA-04
John Lewis, incumbent Representative from GA-05
Lucy McBath, incumbent Representative from GA-06
Jim Marshall, former Representative from GA-08
John Barrow, former Representative from GA-12
David Scott, incumbent Representative from GA-13
Stacey Evans, former State Representative
Jason Carter, former State Senator and grandson of President Jimmy Carter
Michelle Nunn, philanthropist and daughter of US Senator Sam Nunn
Sally Yates, former Acting Attorney General
Jon Ossoff, documentary filmmaker, 2017 GA-06 special nominee, 2020 Senate candidate
Sarah Riggs Amico, 2018 LG nominee
Brian Kemp, incumbent Governor and Former SOS
Casey Cagle, former LG
Sonny Perdue, current US Sec of Agriculture and former Gov
David Perdue, incumbent US senator
Johnny Isakson, incumbent US senator
Buddy Carter, incumbent Representative from GA-01
Drew Ferguson, incumbent Representative from GA-03
Karen Handel, former SOS and former Representative from GA-06
Rob Woodall, incumbent Representative from GA-07
Austin Scott, incumbent Representative from GA-08
Doug Collins, incumbent Representative from GA-09
Jody Hice, incumbent Representative from GA-10
Barry Loudermilk, incumbent Representative from GA-11
Happy 4th of July! Since so much has changed since my last update on the 2020 race, I’ll be adding a new one. Many of the stats are more balanced and more accurate since the race has further developed.
Poll numbers are changed
Characters added, third parties and candidates who did not make the debates are turned off during the primaries to help the game go faster. Turn them on at your discretion.
[This election was updated by the Historical Scenario Commission on Nov 29, 2017. It was updated again on February 4, 2018, and it can be downloaded here: United States – 2020-Feb4th2018
It is July 2019, and President Trump’s approval rating has never been above 40% in the average poll.
Donald Trump’s presidency has proven to be as controversial as his 2016 campaign. While his Midwestern base is exceptionally happy, he has alienated many Republicans, mostly with his unique presidential style, but also with his connection to scandalous figures from the Russian probe and some of his policies. Republicans are mostly against impeaching Trump.
Meanwhile, Democrats struggle between reformist establishment figures and populist progressives leading the party, but they have managed to narrowly retake the Senate and the House. As such, impeachment seems likely as more evidence comes in from the Russia probe.
Both parties continue to struggle with making their voters happy, while maintaining the stability and order that the establishment of both parties think is required for American supremacy.
Update: As suggested, I have added the “Blue Dog” party, headlined by moving Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) over. The party also includes Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jim Webb (D-VA). Also for fun, I’ve added Independent candidate Mark Cuban. Comments welcome as always.
This is a spin-off of my 2020 Libertarian Revolution campaign. I’ve continued with that theme, but updated it to reflect Trump’s election. It’s 2020 and Donald Trump is running for election, but the Republican Party has split. There are two smaller parties in addition to Trump’s “Populist Republican.”
The “Constitutional Conservative Republican” party, led by Ted Cruz, represents those who are upset about Trump’s lack of Constitutional Conservative values, especially on trade and tariffs.
The “RINO Republican” Party represents the “establishment” Republicans such as Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan who have resisted the Washington shake-up that Trump has started.
Meanwhile the Democrats continue to swing left, but some moderates like John Hickenlooper may try to reclaim the party from its far-left movement.
Of course the Libertarian Party, though not putting up stellar numbers in 2016, has gained momentum. The 2016 runner-up, 39-year-old Austin Petersen headlines a talented group of candidates along with “former” Republican Rand Paul.
One other thing that I did was do the Issues almost completely from scratch. I felt that the original game, and many 2016 scenarios that I downloaded had way too many issues, as many as 50+ with many overlapping. I think that like most things, less is more when it comes to issues and candidates so I kept both at small numbers. The issues have been modeled after the website ontheissues.org, which also makes it easier to evaluate candidates’ positions on those issues. So I have re-done all issue positions one by one for each candidate.
So I hope you like it. Disagree with the candidates or parties? Have a suggestion? Someone missing? Please comment. Thanks for downloading!
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 the House despite losing seats in the Senate in 2018.
Version 2.0 (12/23/2018)
This is the first update I have posted in a long time. This update is comprehensive. I changed quite a few %’s and changed all endorsers to match the actual 116th Congress and new set of Governors. I have also shifted some candidates from off->on and on->off. Democratic candidates that have now been added are Beto O’Rourke, Richard Ojeda, Jay Inslee, Sherrod Brown & Michael Bloomberg. It’s still pretty rough around the edges, but it’s something.
Hello players! Sorry for the wait, I’m back!!! This time, with a hell of a lot more! I’ve added numerous events, candidates, and VP candidates! Expect the next update in around a week, mostly issues and events based, with numerous VPs!!! Please try this scenario, I love feedback!!!
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?