Having failed to win the support of parliament for the PM’s Brexit deal, the Conservative minority government is now on the verge of collapse. But can a general election break the deadlock?
Starting on the 11th of December with Theresa May’s defeat in the Commons, this is an updated version of the 2019 General Election. The polling hasn’t been updated (still Sept. 2018) but some of the parliamentary candidates have been updated from ConservativeHome, LabourList and a Lib Dem blog, (thanks Joe).
New Conservative leaders – Gove and Morgan (as well as May). New Labour leader – Umunna (as well as Corbyn and Thornberry). There’s also a few other updates based on feedback, and a slightly more realistic narrative (though still not a likely one!). Hope you enjoy.
United Kingdom – 2019 II
First version of my 2020 Senate scenario. Tried to get the most likely candidate for every election, but this will be updated as the races become clearer.
Feedback is greatly appreciated as always.
Senate – 2020v1.1
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:
- 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
- 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.
- Fmr. Sen. James Alcorn
- Fmr. Rep. Alexander S. Wallace
- Fmr. Rep. George Harris
- Att. Gen. William H. Hunt
- Fmr. Rep. George Washington Logan
- Fmr. Gov. Joe Brown
- Sen. Zebulon Baird Vance
1984 US Election
This scenario is a greatly updated and expanded version of the 1984 scenario that was begun by Victor. It was created by the Historical Scenario Commission on November 12, 2017 and it can be downloaded here: United States – 1984v2.0
This scenario, while traditionally a landslide victory for Reagan, allows for potentially a more competitive election as several what-if candidates are included, all of whom may have fared better than Mondale.
Further additions include: Governors and senators as endorsers and surrogates, historical events, primary dates set, issues updated, etcetera–a whole sale update to the other 1984 scenario.
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:
- 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?)
- Fmr. Gov. Joe Brown
- Sen. James W. Flanagan
- Fmr. Sen. Joshua Hill
- Rep. George Washington Logan
Based off of “servo75” original New Jersey gubernatorial campaign, full credit for original goes to him!
- Added partners for all candidates
- Updated every candidate picture
- Added running official running mates for Murphy, Guadagno, Rorhman, Genovese, Ross, and Kaper-Dale
- Added in official primary debates
- Added events: Government shutdown begins, Christie on beach he closed, Government shutdown ends, Murphy’s comment rebuked
- Added real polling data
- Updated vote count for each county for both parties
- Added Planned Parenthood as an endorser, leaning Democratic
- Every county leans one way because of how they preformed in every gubernatorial election since 1997
- Phil Murphy, former Ambassador to Germany
- Raymond Lesniak, state senator
- Jim Johnson, former Under Secretary of Treasury for Enforcement
- John Wisniewski, state assemblyman
- William Brennan, activist and former fire fighter
- Mark Zinna, Tenafly Borough Council President
- Kim Guadagno, incumbent Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey
- Jack Ciattarelli, state assemblyman
- Steve Rogers, Nutley Commissioner of Public Affairs
- Hirsh Singh, aerospace engineer and businessman
- Josephy Rudy Rullo, businessman
- Dana Wefer, Chairwoman of the Hoboken Housing Authority
Libertarian nominee: Peter Rorhman
Reduce Property Taxes nominee: Gina Genovese
We the People nominee: Vincent Ross
Green Party nominee: Seth Kaper-Dale
Constitution Party nominee: Matthew Riccardi
New Jersey Governor 2017
1980 Presidential Election – Expanded Version
I modified the 1980 Election Scenario, and added some more running mates for the GOP, as well as adding the Libertarian Party ticket of Clark/Koch as a Third Party.
Download Link: United States-1980-Expanded
Donald Trump shocked many with his 2016 Election victory, the 2020 Election looks to be even crazier. Donald Trump started off his presidency off with a bang, he’s built the wall and we’re back in Iraq. Will Trump run for re-election? Will he win again in a Reaganesque manner, or be humiliated by a Democratic Challenger?
The Republican party base loves the President, most of the GOP senators and representatives have been forced to embrace Trump. They gave Trump 100,000 troops in Iraq, a fairly moderate agenda, and unemployment is at 5.1%. Will “the Donald” run again? Can the Democratic party nominate a winning candidate?
26 Republican Candidates/38 VP Candidates (maybe more 😉 )
17 Democratic Candidates/25 VP Candidates
3 Libertarian Candidates/4 VP Candidates
2 Independent Candidates/4 VP Candidates
1 Green Candidate/1 VP Candidates
Donald Trump shocked many with his 2016 Election victory, the 2020 Election looks to be even crazier. Donald Trump started off his presidency off with a bang, he’s built the wall ans we’re back in Iraq. Will Trump run for re-election? Will he win again in a Reaganesque manner, or be humiliated by a Democratic Challenger?
(So I made this before Trump won, I was gonna delete it but omg….)
In 2018, former U.S. President George W. Bush won the Presidency in a surprising upset of former U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. Bush has had an uneventful but successful first term, with a thriving economy and an approval rating of 58%. However, despite this, President Bush has opted to not run for reelection, citing his age (he’ll be 76 by the time of the election). Once again, Ted Cruz is the favorite to win the election, but he is not without competition. The following candidates are also running for the Presidency:
- Governor Ted Cruz
- Senator Pete Sessions
- Senator Louie Gohmert
- Territorial Senator Blake Farenthold
- Senator John Culberson
- Former Attorney General Ken Paxton
- Former U.S. Representative Randy Weber
- Secretary George P. Bush
- Vice President John Ratcliffe
- Senator Mac Thornberry
- Former U.S. Governor Greg Abbott
- Territorial Senator Bill Flores
- Governor Julian Castro
- Senator Beto O’Rourke
- Governor Mike Rawlings
- Former U.S. Representative Marc Veasey
- Former Governor Ivy Taylor
- Territorial Senator Rodney Ellis
- Mrs. Kat Swift
- Secretary Pete Geren
- Senator Henry Cuellar
- Territorial Senator Filemon Vela Jr.
- Mr. Ross Perot Jr.
- Mr. Chris Keniston
- Mr. Michael Badnarik
- Former LNC Vice Chairman R. Lee Wrights
- Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell
- Reverend Scott Copeland
(Terr. Senator is equivalent to a State Senator, except they are more powerful and high profile because the country uses a unicameral legislature and only has 7 federal Senators)
After you’ve played the scenario please vote on this poll http://www.270soft.ipbhost.com/index.php?/topic/13229-poll-for-republic-of-texas-2022-scenario/