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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    Rockefeller/Hatfield - 48.8% Kennedy/McCarthy - 33.3% Wallace/Sanders - 17.9%
  2. So this will just be crafting an alternate history based around the 22nd Amendment never being proposed due to the fact that FDR never dies in 1945. With his physical health declining, Roosevelt is nonetheless determined to seek a fifth term in office to pass his Second Bill of Rights through Congress. He faces one inter party challenger, southern Senator Richard Russell, who he is expected to defeat easily. Meanwhile, the Republicans have a clear frontrunner in Thomas Dewey, 1944's nominee. Nationally, the Democrats lead, but will Strom Thurmond and the Dixiecrats prevent their victory? Presidents of the United States 32: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933 - 1949) 33. Thomas Dewey (1947 - 1957) 34. Richard Nixon (1957 - 1961) 35. Lyndon B. Johnson (1961 - 1963) 36. John F. Kennedy (1963 - 1965) (John McCormack was Acting President in 1963) 37. Robert F. Kennedy (1965 - 1969) 38. Nelson Rockefeller (1969 - present)
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    BREAKING NEWS By the narrowest of margins - 2,000 votes - Governor Rockefeller has won Texas, which makes him the 38th President of the United States.
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    9:10 PM
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    BREAKING NEWS Nelson Rockefeller has won the state of Kentucky, and we have a spate of new projections that we are about to display on the map
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    It's seven thirty PM, and we can predict the following races for Governor Rockefeller: Indiana Vermont We can also call Georgia for George Wallace, and on that note he is currently leading, with 51% of the vote in, in Kentucky, the home state of his running mate. Virginia and South Carolina are both too early to call.
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    Hello, and welcome to our coverage of Election '68. Polls are about to close in one of the most dramatic presidential election in years. Before we commence our coverage, here's a look at ANN's poll of polls: Rockefeller: 48% Kennedy: 30% Wallace: 22% And let's see how that that could play out on a state by state basis If the polling is correct, and with margins that big we'd be surprised if it was wrong, the Republicans are set to take the presidency tonight. A "good" night for the democrat would be winning in New York and Michigan, and potentially taking Texas. It appears that despite his increase in poll ratings, Wallace is only going to take those Deep Southern states, despite his attempts to moderate his campaign. We'll have to see how it plays out.
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    Nominees for the 1968 Presidential Election Democrats: President Robert F. Kennedy (NY)/Senator Eugene McCarthy (MN) Republicans: Governor Nelson Rockefeller (NY)/ Senator Mark Hatfield (OR) American Independent: Governor George Wallace (AL)/Colonel Harland D. Sanders (KY)
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    BREAKING NEWS - Thursday, 25th July 1968 Governor Ronald Reagan has suspended his bid for the presidency, leaving Nelson Rockefeller as the presumptive nominee
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    ROMNEY WITHDRAWS, PUSHING ROCKEFELLER FURTHER TOWARDS NOMINATION George Romney, the Governor of Michigan, has withdrawn his presidential bid following the loss of his home state, leaving only two candidates, Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York and Governor Ronald Reagan of California.
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    BREAKING NEWS President Robert Kennedy has secured the number of delegates required for re-nomination following the Texas primaries, and Vice President Hubert Humphrey has withdrawn his bid for president following this
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    In the weeks following the assassination of the Nobel Prize winner and Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, the country has been shaken by a wave of civil unrest seen since the Civil War. The riots, which have caused upwards of thirty deaths by April 15th, have severely undermined the strength of the Civil Rights movement and caused a surge of support for Governor George Wallace. The governor's attempts to moderate his campaign has been successful in attracting potential Republican voters, and he has given multiple speeches trying to extend a hand to other voters, saying that his controversial claims that the Civil Rights movement was "trouble" had been "completely vindicated by these appalling riots." Despite the Governor having an approval rating of -25, almost 60% of voters said that they agreed with his statements about law and order. With the President seeming to be unable to deal with these riots, and the Republican frontrunner trying to avoid addressing the subjects, Wallace may be the only choice for those worried about law and order.
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    BREAKING NEWS: MARTIN LUTHER KING ASSASSINATED IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
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    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    BLOW FOR KENNEDY AS HUMPHREY WINS NEW HAMPSHIRE President Kennedy last night received a massive blow as what was expected to be a close race in the first Democratic primary turned into a landslide for the Vice President. Hubert Humphrey, despite months of negative campaigning, painting him as a traitor who "stabbed the president in the back", won 63% of the vote, striking a crushing blow to the President, who won New Hampshire by a large margin in 1964. On the Republican side, Nelson Rockefeller cruised to victory against a divided opposition, winning 32% of the vote, 17 points ahead of his nearest challenger. Rockefeller holds a 7% lead amongst national Republican voters, and while Kennedy still holds a 15% lead over his challenger, he is slipping closer to failing to secure the 2,713 delegates required for the nomination. At the national level, the Republicans still hold a massive lead over the Democrats Gallup Poll, Monday, 18th March 1968 Republican: 46% Democrats: 32% AIP: 17% The next primaries are in Pensylvania, where Kennedy and Rockefeller both hold leads
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    How'd your state races/local races go (If your involved)

    Yeah, the safe seat situation in the UK and USA is terrible. For example, Mohammed Sarwar, who was the first Muslim elected to the House of Commons, was elected in Glasgow Govan, a safe Labour seat. Despite being involved in multiple electoral offences, fraud, and also raising money for a conservative party in Pakistan despite being a member of a social democratic party. he held his seat at every election. Both parties, especially Labour, are also guilty of major-league carpet-bagging (see Tony Blair, Peter Mandleson and the Brothers Milliband for notable examples)
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    2020 Candidates (Who is running)

    I find it slightly ironic that there are a number of people who want Avenatti to be the Democratic nominee in 2020. Who better to take on a fame-hungry populist demagogue than a fame-hungry shady lawyer? That's the American way I guess
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    UK 1979 - 2015

    CALLAGHAN LOSES NO CONFIDENCE VOTE 29th March 1979 In what may possibly be the most dramatic night in Westminster's history, James Callaghan's government has been brought down by one vote. An election has been called for May 3rd, and Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives hold an initial lead over Labour, with the Liberals facing electoral wipeout following the Thorpe affair. The SNP as well are facing major losses, as they were instrumental in the downfall of the government. Current projections from our polls give the following projections for seat gains and losses CON: 318 (+32) LAB: 286 (-24) LIB: 1 (-13) SNP: 1 (-8) OTH: 14 UNDECIDED: 15 Who will win? We will find out in 35 days
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    UK 1979 - 2015

    Election 1983 With Thatcher's approval rating getting higher as the economy improved, she also benefitted from the absolute chaos that was occurring on the opposite side of the House of Commons. Deputy Leader under Jim Callaghan, Michael Foot was narrowly elected in 1980 as leader of the Labour Party, as a left-wing compromise candidate. Despite an initial lead in opinion polls over the struggling Thatcher, Foot's age and hard-left views (and his apparent resemblance to Worzel Gummidge) led to moderate Labour voters worrying about the future of the party under their new Leader. In January 1981, four senior politicians on the right wing of the party defected, and formed the Social Democratic Party (Roy Jenkins, Shirley Williams, David Owen and William Rodgers, with Jenkins being elected as their first leader), which was joined by 28 Labour MPs. In the Tory safe seats of Corby and Glasgow Hillhead, Williams and Jenkins won by-elections to join the House of Commons. Concerned about Foot's popularity, a small group of left-wing allies of Foot met with him privately, and after much debate, convinced Foot to step aside, and endorsed another left-winger, Tony Benn. Benn narrowly beat Dennis Healey to become leader in October 1982. With the Tory lead narrowing, Benn could stand a chance of increasing Labour's seats, although outright victory looks unlikely. The SDP, now in an outright electoral Alliance with the Liberals could prove to be their undoing, tied with Labour in the polls
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    UK 1979 - 2015

    Thatcher's first term in office was a time of great social strife in the United Kingdom. Thatcher's main focus when it came to the economy was to control inflation, rather than unemployment. The raising of VAT to 15%, along with the general pressure on the economy hit businesses hard, and by the end of 1980, unemployment had risen to 2 million. With many commentators, and notably former Prime Minister Ted Heath, urging her to reverse her liberalization of the economy, Thatcher delivered a defiant speech at 1980's party conference, where she famously said: "To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the 'U-turn', I have only one thing to say: 'You turn' if you want to. The lady's NOT for turning." Ironically it was in 1980 that Mrs. Thatcher u-turned over another issue, and reversed her previous endorsement of higher defence spending, and began to make cuts, with one particular area of cuts being the Royal Navy, a move that would later come to haunt the Prime Minister. Thatcher also had to deal with riots in inner cities, and by Christmas 1981, Thatcher was being encouraged by higher-ups in her party to resign as Prime Minister. She rejected these suggestions, and by 1982, inflation had dropped from 18% to 8%, allowing interest rates to fall. Thatcher also proved herself to be a staunch fighter against terrorism. In 1980, Iranian terrorists took over the Iranian Embassy in London, and Thatcher's authorization to take decisive action and order the SAS to storm the embassy with lethal force, created an image of a strong leader. Despite the hardships, many Britons supported the Prime Minister, and going into 1983, her approval rating was at 40%. Surprisingly, Thatcher called an early election for June 1983, hoping to capitalise on the strength of the economy and the weakness of the Labour Party
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    8values

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45030552 This is the best round up of the entire two-year fiasco that I could find
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    8values

    Funny thing that. He could very well have been Prime Minister even only a few months ago, but it's in my personal view that the anti-semitism scandal has fatally damaged him. It all depends on who the next Tory leader is, or if a smaller party makes a breakthrough. If the nex PM after May resigns (which she says she isn't but let's face it, she's time limited. If she doesn't leave after our exit from the EU is official, then the Tories will do what they do best and stab her in the back) is someone totally weak or some extremist like Jacob Rees-Mogg, then Corbyn's chances look slim, VERY slim in my opinion.
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    8values

    It was, but it's definitely moved further to the right from the late 80's and especially when Blair was elected as Leader in 1994, which is when Clause IV was removed. Corbyn has moved it to the left, but when he resigns I'm not sure whether we'll see the election of a centrist or another hard-left leader.
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    8values

    That is a very good point. Ideologically I am a more of a Lib Dem, but two prevents prevent me from joining them: 1. Their position on Brexit (having a second referendum) is in my opinion the single worst thing we could do to unify the country 2. The awful electoral system in this country shuts out third parties (admittedly the Americans have it worse, but it would be better if we adopted MMP) Also, I still think of myself as more of a "Third Way-er" than a liberal, which is possibly the most unpopular ideology in Britain after New Labour
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    8values

    For whatever reason, I feel like I don't belong in the Labour Party anymore, since all liberalism has appeared to have died in that party.
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    Personal 2020 Election Play by Play

    Well this hasn't aged well
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