Fear, Loathing and Gumbo on the Campaign Trail ’72

Based on the AlternateHistory.com story by Drew.

John Julian McKeithen, a former governor of Louisiana, decides to stand for the Democratic nomination. He’s a more moderate figure than George McGovern and can appeal to a wider audience, and crucially also comes from a political background that has acquainted him quite as much with dirty tricks as Nixon.

Theoretically, thanks to McGovern refusing to step down and standing as a “Peace” candidate, as well as George Wallace staying in the race, no one wins the Electoral College vote. I, however, haven’t been able to get such a result. Nevertheless, I’m releasing it now and am open to suggestions for refining it.

UPDATE 2/4/19: Reinstated the Crystal Ball. I had no idea that Barry Commoner was in fact a real independent candidate in 1980! Oops!

Gumbo – 1972

United Kingdom 2019 v3.0

The PM has managed to get a longer extension of Article 50 in order to hold a general election. Can a majority for any withdrawal agreement be formed out of the next parliament?

This is an updated version of the hypothetical election this year. With more leaders, events and parties than before, and polling brought up to date. Please enjoy, and report back any problems so I can improve it!

United Kingdom – 2019

2010 – Alabama Gubernatorial Election

I have completed a remake of the old 2010 – Alabama Gubernatorial Election scenario from the old P4E2008 game. Polling for candidates who ran are set to the official results. The what ifs from the old scenario keep the P4E2008 polling data which seems to produce a nice blend. For some of the weaker official candidates I tried to find issue specific issue positions but where it wasn’t possible they are defaulted to the old scenario GOP platform.

There are a lot of endorsers so they best function with primaries enabled to avoid a huge momentum surge.

I couldn’t see a name of the original scenario creator but the base scenario was here http://campaigns.270soft.com/2009/05/06/alabama-gubernatorial-2010/

2010 – Alabama Gubernatorial

Alabama – 2017 (Senate special)

2017 – AL Senate

In January 2017, President Donald Trump tapped Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be the next United States Attorney General. Will the GOP hold on to his seat in this deeply Republican state, or will former District Attorney Doug Jones become the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the Senate in over 20 years?

Candidates include Democrat Doug Jones and Republicans Roy Moore, Luther Strange, and Mo Brooks.

I might add the GOP primary later if this generates enough interest.  Let me know what you guys think!

Quebec 2018 – Change has come (events added)

Quebec – 2018 mod

In 2018, change is the keyword for the Quebec election. After being in power for 13 of the last 15 years (and the last 4 years), the incumbent Liberal party (PLQ) suffers from low approval ratings . Since autumn 2017, the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), with François Legault as leader, has been ahead of the PLQ in almost all the polls, with the Parti Québécois (PQ) – currently the official opposition – significantly behind them in third. Quebec Solidaire (QS), meanwhile, has merged with the independentist party Option Nationale, and is in fourth. It seems to be a two-way race between CAQ and PLQ, but with a lot of undecideds, the result is nowhere near certain. Will the CAQ be able to maintain its lead without alienating its base? Will the PLQ be able to win despite a historically low approval rate? Will the PQ be able to buck the trend and to keep its current seats, or even increase them? And finally, will QS be able to finally gain a seat outside Montreal?

Events :

Gertrude Bourdon announces she will run with PLQ, not CAQ

Le Bouyonec to resign, Eric Caire in trouble over a loan

Lisée won the Radio Canada debate

Manon Massé is impressive

Legault considered as unclear on immigration

Lisée asks Massé who rules Quebec solidaire during the third debate, the question is considered out of the corner by the animator

Medias start seeking who rules Quebec Solidaire

Premier Philippe Couillard under controversy : He tells a complete family can live with 75 canadian dollars by week.

Quebecers tell they want change

Here is a video like always from the party which won the election: