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    Modern Day Confederacy

    I'm in the process of researching potential candidates for my Confederate series, as well as creating the map and am looking for some advice. I've decided to include the entirety of the states of Arizona and New Mexico in the Confederacy with my explanation being that they gained this land as part of an agreement to end the war. Now I'm trying to decide if, by 2017, the Confederacy will have expanded. Is it possible that they could have expanded and acquired the land of present-day Colorado (Kansas would then be surrounded by Confederate land on 3 sides), Utah, and/or Nevada? I know Cuba is often included as part of the Confederacy in alternate histories, but I'm not quite sure how likely that would be, considering they would have to defeat the Spanish army, and the U.S. certainly wouldn't help them. Is it possible that other Caribbean islands, such as the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti/Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico become part of the Confederacy? And what about Central America? I've also thought about including Baja California plus another small part of Mexico to connect it to Arizona and give the Confederacy access to both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, but I don't see how they would go about this. Anybody have any thoughts?
  2. This poll is based on CNN's monthly Democratic candidate power rankings
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    Democratic Primary Poll (November 2018)

    If you live in a state with open primaries, you can vote in either primary, but never both. If you live in a state with closed primaries, you wouldn't be able to vote in either primary.
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    Democratic Primary Poll (November 2018)

    There really aren't any actual "anti-Trump" Republicans in Congress. They're all talk. Flake is a prime example. The man has no backbone. How can you portray yourself as anti-Trump when you agree with the man more than 4 out of 5 times?
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    2016 scenario

    Does anyone have a copy of JohnnyK's 2016 scenario? It was a very extensive scenario and I was considering making a 2020 scenario based off of it. If anyone has it downloaded let me know.
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    2016 scenario

    Thank you!
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    2016 scenario

    Oh I'm sure it was biased, but I remember the candidates and vice-candidates being very extensive. Could you send me the download link? I'd still like to take a look at the candidates for the 3rd parties to see if they're likely to run in 2020.
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    2020 Candidates (Who is running)

    I can't believe this is actually (still) on his site...
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    2020 Candidates (Who is running)

    Garcetti has also been making moves indicating a run, but he's not even listed here.
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    2020 Candidates (Who is running)

    I disagree with a couple of these, but the only one I very strongly disagree with is Bloomberg. He's made some moves that I think strongly indicate that he is running.
  11. I know it's most likely going to be Nancy Pelosi again, but I definitely think Democrats should elect someone else. This Washington Post article entertains the idea of Stacey Abrams as the next speaker, and while I don't think she would make an especially good Speaker (because of her lack of experience), I think someone else who is also not a member of Congress would make a great Speaker: Barack Obama. He's experienced, and knows how to get legislation passed. But I know that would never happen in a million years, and I also think the position should be used to elevate someone younger to be a leader within the Democratic party. One actual member of Congress who I think should be considered for the Speakership is Barbara Lee. This is also speculative though, since it is highly likely Pelosi becomes Speaker again.
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    Who should be the next Speaker of the House?

    I would definitely like if they didn't support Pelosi, but I can't say I would like Moulton as Speaker either. I would prefer him to Pelosi no doubt, but he's really not that progressive, and I don't think he would have any chance at becoming Speaker anyway. I think Tim Ryan is really the only other candidate who could receive a somewhat significant amount of votes for Speaker.
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    Rank the 2020 Candidates in primary strength

    I think: Kasich belongs in 2nd tier Bernie belongs in 3rd tier Kamala belongs in 1st tier Beto belongs in 2nd tier Sherrod Brown belongs in 2nd tier Merkley belongs in 4th tier (zero name recognition) Gillibrand belongs in 2nd tier Clinton belongs in 3rd tier
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    2020: Trump vs. US Reps

    Me too. He'd probably be my number 1 choice, and I think he's one of the only Democrats who could actually win the general election.
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    2020: Trump vs. US Reps

    Richard Ojeda, who led the West Virginia teachers' strike, has also announced he's running. A former Clinton adviser also guaranteed Hillary would run in 2020, and Sherrod Brown is reportedly reconsidering running, after saying he didn't want to be President.
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    How'd your state races/local races go (If your involved)

    Yes, most likely he didn't. My state Senator didn't even have a Democratic challenger, let alone a Third Party/Independent one. I had to use the write-in.
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    How'd your state races/local races go (If your involved)

    Oh I can definitely understand both candidates being horrible in many, if not most, elections in the U.S. But he specifically mentioned this one and not any of the other races he talked about. I'm just curious why this one stood out to him.
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    How'd your state races/local races go (If your involved)

    Why were both candidates horrible? I'm assuming DuPont was horrible because she's a Democrat but what did you dislike about Bufford? I can't stand my State Senator, either.
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    Who should be the next Speaker of the House?

    To me, there really aren't any great alternatives to Pelosi (and Pelosi is not a good choice to begin with). There's really no young progressives that stick out to me, that's why I suggested Barbara Lee. I feel like Tim Ryan is the only Democrat who would have any chance at beating Pelosi for the Speakership (and I would certainly support him over Pelosi), but I don't think even he could beat her.
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    Who should be the next Speaker of the House?

    Apparently she's running for DCCC chair
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    Beto O'Rourke ratings

    Leadership: 8 (he hasn't held many leadership positions, but he ran a fantastic campaign proving his leadership abilities which I think should increase his leadership rating greatly) Experience: 4 (anywhere in the 3-5 range would be fine) Integrity: 7 Charisma: 9 Debate: 6 Issue Knowledge: 6
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    Your Senate 2018 predictions (Relates to CI :) )

    my final prediction for the Senate:
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    Your Senate 2018 predictions (Relates to CI :) )

    Up until very recently, Sinema was winning in all the polls. While it's certainly possible she loses because of McSally's momentum, I wouldn't be so certain of it.
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    Your Senate 2018 predictions (Relates to CI :) )

    I don't see how the polls favor Republicans at all in any of those states; Democrats are winning by a fair margin in all of them. Barring major scandals, Republicans will certainly lose those states.
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    Your Senate 2018 predictions (Relates to CI :) )

    Are you saying there was no Democrats club at your university until you got there, and the average estimation for Republican Senate seats in your class was 55? That doesn't sound like a liberal university at all to me. I think too many people automatically associate higher education with being liberal, but that's not always true. I transferred to a very liberal college, but I originally went to a fairly conservative one. The Republicans club was pretty big, I don't think there was even a Democrats club, and the majority of students there were wealthy, conservative, white people (I mean practically everybody was white), yet they still claimed they went to a liberal school. I'm not saying your school isn't liberal, but many people at my previous school thought it was liberal when in reality it was quite conservative, so the same may be true in your case.
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