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vcczar

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  1. I'm going to end the old RP, since we can't seem to get it running, and I'll start a new one. This new RP is very different. One person is President, and that president will react to historic events/decisions. The other players can react to the events/decisions as they bide their time before they can run for election against the incumbent president. In short, RPers will continue, erase, or alter the legacy of the president in office, should they take over. Oh, one RPer will be a VP, in case something happens to the pres. Since the old RP had @WVProgressive and @Sami as Pres and VP, we can start with them, if they wish to maintain these positions. They would take office as the first president and VP of 1789. This RP will be a lot easier to maintain, since it will only really require the president as being regularly active.
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    Battleground States Discussion

    I thought we could discuss the statuses of the battleground states for the 2018 and 2020 elections. I've made this chart for the Midwest-ish Battleground states. Will the 2018 and 2020 elections be similar as the 2006 and 2008 elections were for Democrats in these states? Will the 2018 election be less of a wave or more of a wave for Democrats as the 2012 Red Wave was for Republicans? Based off this chart, what are your projections?
  3. I thought we could conduct a forum Hall of Fame ballot for great Americans. It would follow Major League Baseball Rules for induction. Each forum member gets to vote on 10 nominees or less for the Hall of Fame of Great Americans. A nominee must earn 75% of the forum members votes or higher for induction. A nominee that earns less than 5% of the ballot will be dropped for future ballots. A nominee that gets less than 75% but more than 5% will stay on the ballot for 10 rounds of Hall of Fame ballots. I'll have a new ballot up every few days. 20 votes are required for the ballot to move forward. However, I will accept a 10 vote minimum if that is all we have after a week. If I can't get 10 votes at any time after a week, then I will disband the Hall of Fame. Nominees will enter the Hall of Fame ballot somewhat chronologically, starting with Rev War era nominees. Please select no more than 10 nominees for inclusion in the 270Soft Hall of Fame of Great Americans (you can quote the list and put your selections in bold): John AdamsSamuel AdamsJohn Dickinson Benjamin FranklinHoratio GatesNathaniel GreeneJohn HancockPatrick HenryThomas JeffersonJohn Paul JonesRichard Henry LeeRichard Montgomery Daniel MorganThomas Paine Paul RevereCaesar RodneyRoger ShermanBaron von SteubenGeorge Washington Anthony Wayne
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    First Unofficial 270soft Chess Tournament

    @ThePotatoWalrus I'm backing out of the chess tournament, but I'll be glad to play anyone unofficially. I'm backing out because NYConservative is in the tournament. I've blocked him. I'll be glad to play anyone else online, however, or in a future tournament. In fact, since he's contaminating the forum with a consistent floods of posts, I'm going to drop out of the forum until he drastically decreases his output or is banned. I'll tag others so they know why I'm going to be absent @Conservative Elector 2 @jvikings1 @Patine @Reagan04 @CalebsParadox @Kingthero @WVProgressive @Sunnymentoaddict @NYrepublican @MBDemSoc @Caprice @TheMiddlePolitical @admin_270 . Send me an email if anything is urgent. I'll respond there. I think most of you have my email. Or should. Have fun everyone.
  5. Cool website: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/election-2016-voting-precinct-maps.html?smid=fb-share It's interesting seeing how my former neighborhoods voted. I was born and raised in Dallas. My old neighborhood, Highland Park, went 65% for Donald Trump. I went to undergrad and grad school in San Marcos, TX which went 65% for Hillary Clinton. I then moved to NYC, where all three of my neighborhoods were about 75-80% for Hillary Clinton. I then moved to Austin, TX, and my neighborhood was 80% Hillary Clinton. I then moved to Philadelphia, where I live now, and my neighborhood was 75% Hillary Clinton. I'm curious as to how your neighborhood(s) voted?
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    Battleground States Discussion

    Yeah, they've been consistently Democrat when voting for president until 2016. Just because they voted Republican in 2016 doesn't make them more likely to vote Republican in Wisconsin than in Ohio. That's not a very sound argument, and it isn't even a historically sound argument. The argument would be stronger for supporting a Democrat in Wisconsin than a Republican. However, the spreadsheet shows CLEARLY that a Republican has a better shot in Ohio (and even Pennsylvania) than they do in Wisconsin. Anyway, I've had my say. If you can't stand corrected (I don't think anyone on here would support your opinion here based off your reasoning, regardless of ideology) then you're a waste of time. As I don't see any intrinsic value in you, I'm blocking you. Good day!
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    Battleground States Discussion

    My critique of your reasoning is not bound by my political ideology. It is bound by your inability to communicate your own reasoning as to why Wisconsin is more Republican-friendly than Ohio. Nothing in my spreadsheet supports that. If you are seeing anything, it is probably some sort of hallucination. You can prove me wrong my clearly communicating exactly what you are seeing that I am not in the spreadsheet that I made. You will have to be detailed enough for people to gather what you are looking at since the spreadsheet does not seem to support what you are saying. Again, this isn't a ideological rebuttal to you, it is clearly a rebuttal that my spreadsheet does not support what you are saying in regards to history support Wisconsin over Ohio as the more Republican state. I don't think a single person on here would agree with you, except @ThePotatoWalrus, who has a similar lexicon as you do.
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    Battleground States Discussion

    I'm not assuming anymore. You've pretty much proved it since you can't read and comprehend a spreadsheet.
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    Multiplayer 2016 Campaign (Reboot)

    Screw it. I'll be Kasich in either 2016 or 2020. My instructions are simple. Focus on campaign Ad power, fundraising, running negative ads on Trump. Outside of this work on issue knowledge and debate. If anything is left over, then improve my campaign organization and strategy. Focus on Iowa, New Hampshire. If Trump falls to 3rd place, then focus on the next primary state until Trump regains in Iowa or New Hampshire. Focus on the three largest delegate states heading into Super Tuesday for attack ads. After Super Tuesday, if Trump is still the frontrunner, then turn to researching scandals until I'm forced to drop out in the convention. Notify me if I ever become frontrunner (I don't expect to, but I hope to make someone else the frontrunner than Trump.)
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    Battleground States Discussion

    I think you are misreading the list. Why don't you look at it, and get back to me.
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    Battleground States Discussion

    Can you give me a source? Recent history has been on the side of Democrats for Wisconsin. Wisconsin went Democrat for 30 years until Trump won Wisconsin, possibly with Russian help.
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    Multiplayer 2016 Campaign (Reboot)

    I may actually join. I'll need to look over who I added to 2016. I won't have the time for a very detailed plan, but I'll have something.
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    Battleground States Discussion

    How is Wisconsin more Republican than Ohio?
  14. I've made a 4-team baseball league that I will be simulating as the GM for every team on Out of the Park Baseball. I have made historical teams to encompass major political presidential candidates. Wikipedias presidential ranking aggregate rank will be used to determine their ability. Anyone that didn't win the presidency will be at the lowest overall ability that I'll use (2 of 5 stars). Here are the teams: Democrats: Jackson, Van Buren, Polk, Cass, Pierce, Buchanan, Douglas, A. Johnson, Tilden, Cleveland, Bryan, Wilson, Smith, F. Roosevelt, Truman, Stevenson, J. Kennedy, L. Johnson, Humphrey, Carter, B. Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama, H. Clinton Republicans: Fremont, Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, BHarrison, McKinley, Th. Roosevelt, Taft, Hughes, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Dewey, Eisenhower, Goldwater, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, GHW Bush, GW Bush, McCain, Romney, Trump Founders: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Burr, CC Pinckney, R. King, D. Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Clay, Calhoun, Crawford, JQ Adams, WH Harrison, Tyler, Fillmore, Taylor, Scott, White, Webster, Mangum, Jay, G. Clinton, Hamilton, Franklin Outliers: Wirt, Floyd, Hale, Bell, Breckinridge, Weaver, Debs, La Follette, Thurmond, H. Wallace, G. Wallace, Anderson, Perot, McMullin, G. Johnson, Stein, Nader, Birney, Cooper, Butler, E. McCarthy, Ron Paul, Lemke, Thomas, Fisk
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    Political Party Baseball League

    POLITICAL PARTY BASEBALL LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS World Series Champions: The Democrats Most Valuable Player: Woodrow Wilson (22 wins 5 losses 2.87 ERA) Cy Young Pitcher of the Year: Woodrow Wilson (22 wins 5 losses 2.87 ERA) Relief Pitcher of the Year: George Washington (13 wins 4 losses 30 saves 2.92 ERA) Gold Glove winners: P-Abraham Lincoln, C-John Adams, 1B-John P. Hale, 2B-John F. Kennedy, 3B-Harry S. Truman, SS-John C. Fremont, LF-George H. W. Bush, CF-Barack Obama, RF-Theodore Roosevelt. Platinum Stick Award: Same as above except, Grover Cleveland is the catcher and James Madison is the left fielder @ThePotatoWalrus and anyone else that had any passing interest in this league. If I can figure out how to reuse rosters I saved, I may do a new league that is online and multi-player.
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    Battleground States Discussion

    The darker the colors, the more support for that party in that or those elections.
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    Political Party Baseball League

    I'm just going to make them all like 18 or something, so they have long careers. I could then make their potential equal to how great they ended up becoming and their initial ratings based on how far along the road they were to the presidency in their early career.
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    Announcement

    I was thinking that you might want to use the soon-to-be completed 1874 election as a template for your versions. I can help with candidate ratings, since you mentioned that you thought those were the most difficult to estimate.
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    Political Party Baseball League

    It's a cool game. I like to start all the way back in the beginning. I'll send you my roster files. There has to be a way to get them to work or why would they allow players to export or import rosters? I've just not been successful in getting them to show up. I could be doing something wrong. Actually, before I send you the files, I want to edit the rosters. I made the players their actual inauguration ages and they retire too soon and run out of energy too soon. The upside is that all the backups generally get to play, but it would be fun to play multiple seasons with the roster without the entire league retiring.
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    270Soft Forum Hall of Fame of Great Americans

    Time to herd cats again...We need two more votes: @Harris/Ernst 2020 @Caprice @CalebsParadox
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    Announcement

    Cool. Hopefully the 1874 Election will be done by then. There isn't much left to do, but I just need to find time to focus on it.
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    RIP John McCain

    I rarely do these as other do on this forum, but McCain deserves our thoughts. He became heroic in his final year as he saved Healthcare for many Americans and was courageous enough to oppose Donald Trump when many others in the GOP stayed silent. I also remember his defense of Obama against one of his own bigoted supporters who had called Obama an "arab." He was too militant for my liking, but he occasionally surprised elsewhere when it mattered.
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    First Unofficial 270soft Chess Tournament

    I won't be able to play today anyway. I'm getting over an illness. Maybe tomorrow. @Conservative Elector 2 lives in Austria, so scheduling time could be difficult.
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    Political Party Baseball League

    GAME 5 of the WORLD SERIES Democrats Win the World Series After 5-3 Victory! Lewis Cass proved the hero of the game with a 3 RBI effort. He's been crucial in the World Series, with 2 home runs total, despite having been mediocre during the season. Cass was player of the game and deserved to be MVP of the World Series. James Madison was held to only 1 hit in 5 at bats. Starting pitcher Bill Clinton got the win despite giving up 3 runs and 8 hits in 6 innings and only 4 strikeouts. Martin Van Buren received his 2nd save Starting pitcher Thomas Jefferson was credited with the loss, giving up 5 runs in 6 innings. He had 8 strike outs.
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    Political Party Baseball League

    GAME 4 of the WORLD SERIES Founders Come From Behind to Defeat Democrats 9-8; the series is now 3-1 Democrats. Democrats were leading 7-1 until the 6th inning. James Madison had 3 hits and was named player of the game. John F. Kennedy had 4 RBIs and a home run. Lewis Cass also hit a home run. Benjamin Butler (formerly of the outliers) was walked 4 times! Democrats committed 3 fielding errors. Starting pitcher Franklin D. Roosevelt was pulled after 5 inning, despite having given up only 1 run. Relief pitcher Hillary Clinton gave up 3 runs, and she was replaced by Lyndon B. Johnson who botched a save opportunity. Martin Van Buren was credited with the loss, however. Closing pitcher George Washington was credited with the win, and was the 7th pitcher used by the Founders. Starting pitcher DeWitt Clinton was pulled in the 4th inning.
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