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  1. I I am starting work on a scenario (I have been practicing/playing with it since we could make our own.) I would love feedback, collaboration, ideas, any events, advice on candidates/VP candidates. 2016 Presidential Election (A Normal One) Once again, Americans will go to the polls. In 2016, parties are facing both contested primaries. The polls show most want something in addition to a campaign on the issues. Will a dark horse candidate emerge sending a message to the dynasties on both sides? With the ending of the Obama years’ fast approaching will it be a Republican to occupy the Oval Office for the next four years or will the Democrats’ protect the Obama legacy. Factors: No Donald Trump (Headline: Trump Announces AGAIN he will not seek Presidency.) He will continue to make headlines from time to time. THIS IS JUST A THOUGHT to make things more unpredictable. What if Sec. Hillary Clinton dropped out right after Christmas, after another 'health scare' needing to spend time with her family. She drops out and then field is open. Biden and Sanders will lead. But could give others like O'Malley, Warner, and Hickenlooper, or others to jump in and come through the middle in some primary states. Beau Biden lives, and is running for Governor of Delaware. (Joe is proud.) Decides with Jill as a family to run for the White House one last time. Gov. Mitt Romney picked Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell as his running mate (the Romney-McDonnell ticket carried the state of Virginia in this scenario) Ted Cruz lost by less than a percent in the 2012 TX Senate Primary runoff, went into private sector. (David Dewhurst is the junior Senator from Texas) so he is of no relevance. The scandal that ruined the bright future of McDonnell never occurred in this alternate scenario. He wrote a NYT best-selling book after leaving office in 2013 and opted out of the urge to jump into the 2014 U.S. Senate race, even after the backing of friends and old running mates Ann and Mitt Romney. My thought is to make it as the electorate (in both primaries as well) would like a fresh face (FOR BOTH PARTIES, but still the Clinton-Bush's have the upper hand. This would mean challenging the frontrunners of Bob McDonnell (as former and popular VP nominee) and Fmr. Gov. Jeb Bush against a field of quality candidates. Candidates: Republican Candidates: (much smaller field than original) Fmr. Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell (Have Bio) The frontrunner, easy to say, after all he was Mitt Romney’s running mate last election instantly becoming national figure in the country. Passing on a challenge to Senator Warner in 2014, he has stayed relevant. Can he learn from his mistakes of the past, or will he just not be able to connect with the American people? Fmr. Governor of Florida Jeb Bush U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Governor of Ohio John Kasich Fmr. Governor of Texas Rick Perry Democratic Candidates: (much larger field than original) Fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (may drop out early/timed event announcing she must focus on her health for herself and her family) Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (may a report/leak come out that Biden was for the Bin Laden Raid come out) U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley U.S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia Fmr. U.S. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper Just needing ideas and polling ideas. Any alternative event that sways things. Should I remove candidates, add candidates? It would be interesting. Feedback for a newbie on here please?
  2. So recently I was able to get together a few friends from high school and we were briefly discuss any what if last year's presidential candidates were sorted into the Hogwarts houses. This all started because we all agreed that Jeb Bush is the definition of a Hufflepuff. This is what we had Gryffindor John Kasich Bernie Sanders Marco Rubio Slytherin Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Ted Cruz Chris Christie Hufflepuff Jeb Bush Rand Paul Martin O'Malley Gary Johnson Ravenclaw Carly Fiorinna Lincoln Chafee Barack Obama (I know he didn't run)
  3. I've recently come into a good bit of free time, so I have a proposition for everyone here, the more the merrier and I'm certainly not opposed to as many as 10-12 people. What I'm proposing is a forum wide, actual President Infinity multiplayer game handled by myself. We would be playing the 2016 election and starting at either the first or default start date. Ideally we will have candidates claimed in both major parties, but doesn't the idea of taking down another real person for the nomination just sound so amazing? I will be narrating on the events and coming up with story lines for how the game progresses, reporting the weekly news as it comes out and creating those fancy result images for the primaries as they roll in. There's been plenty of ideas for different ways to handle multiplayer at the moment, but looking back at an old thread from 2007 (that @Patine was involved in) I found an idea that actually looked pretty feasible if we have people up for it. Essentially the idea is that the each player sends the GM a queue of their actions for the week. If people actually sign up for this, I'm open to either messages on this account, a separate account for GMing, or email, whatever is best for players. An example queue would look like this: Campaign Actions: Campaign enhancing: States to focus on: Days of rest: Endorsers/surrogates: Then it could be filled in as, Campaign Actions: Rally x3, climate speech x1, debate prep x2, issue knowledge x2 Campaign enhancing: Footsoldiers in IA States to focus on: IA and NH Days of rest: 2 Endorsers/surrogates: CP to McCain Here is a list of all politicians in each party that I will be updating as they are claimed, so please claim quickly if you have someone in mind you really want! Republicans: Mr. Donald J Trump (NY) UNCLAIMED Default On Gov. Jeb Bush (FL) UNCLAIMED Default On Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) Claimed by @Reagan04 Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) UNCLAIMED Default On Gov. John Kasich (OH) Claimed by @Kingthero Sen. Rand Paul (KY) Claimed by @TeamEhmling Gov. Michael Bloomberg (NY) Claimed by @NYrepublican Gov. Chris Christie (NJ) UNCLAIMED Default On Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR) UNCLAIMED Default Off Mrs. Carly Fiorina (SC) UNCLAIMED Default Off Mr. Ben Carson (MI) UNCLAIMED Default Off Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) UNCLAIMED Default Off Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA) UNCLAIMED Default Off Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) UNCLAIMED Default Off Democrats: Sec. Hillary Clinton (NY) Claimed by @michaelsdiamonds Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) Claimed by @Sami Gov. Martin O'Malley (MD) UNCLAIMED Default On Sen. Jim Webb (VA) UNCLAIMED Default On Vice President Joe Biden (DE) UNCLAIMED Default Off If you have any interest in this at all, please sign up! The more people we get on board the better, as we could end up with a very skilled and crowded field and make for one of the most interesting campaigns we've had yet EDIT: We are officially going through with this! With 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats at this current time, we have an actual field, but the more the better! Even if you can commit as little as 5 minutes of your time a day, that's more than enough for a queue for your weeks actions. EDIT 2: We now have 4 Republicans and 2 Democrats! @MysteryKnight @Sanser2016@TeamEhmling@jdm06ltd@JDrakeify @mz452 @The DM @Kingthero @QuickHead555 @chunkbuster11 @Bjornhattan @HomosexualSocialist @willpaddyg @daons @LegolasRedbard @Prussian1871 @wolves @SirLagsalott @michaelsdiamonds @victorraiders @Patine @Falcon @jnewt @President Garrett Walker @Reagan04 @Conservative Elector 2 @SeanFKennedy @vcczar @jvikings1 @harveyrayson2 @lizarraba @TheMiddlePolitical @MrPrez @msc123123 @NYrepublican @RI Democrat @servo75 @Presidentinsertname @ThePotatoWalrus @Sunnymentoaddict @TheLiberalKitten @Quebecois @avatarmushi @Sami
  4. Thinking of adding Kasich and Sanders as 3rd party options to defeat Clinton and Trump in the general. Would you say a 10-18% share of the vote would be fair for them seeing it would be the two most popular candidates that ran against the two most unpopular?
  5. so close XD yet so far. by one electoral vote LOL
  6. Technical notes: I will be using Jonathan Kudelka's latest scenario and I will be playing as Illuminati. Despite my Illuminati powers, I won't be using them to influence the election because, plot twist! I already did from the get go by choosing the candidates It'll be interesting to see what the AI will do and which states will be heavily contested. The last time I did this it was a quick one between Trump and Clinton and Hillary lost everywhere but Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Another technical note: I will remember to save all the time and if I don't get the dreaded error message and actually make it to Election Night, I will also make an election night timeline using graphics that I will make if there's enough demand for it, though I will still post the final in-game electoral map and key results afterwards. I will disclose all technicalities before election night but I will not alter the results. Election night timeline, if requested, will be provided by The Illuminati's very own news network: FXCNNBC News. Anyway, I will start on December 31st and here are the candidates that I picked, as I was advised by the top Illuminati: GOP: Donald Trump Ted Cruz Marco Rubio Ben Carson Jeb Bush Rand Paul (Undecided) Chris Christie (Undecided) Mike Huckabee (Undecided) Carly Fiorina (Undecided) John Kasich Rick Santorum (Undecided) Democratic: Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders Martin O'Malley Al Gore (Undecided) Joe Biden (Undecided) Michelle Obama (Undecided) Libertarian: Gary Johnson Austin Petersen John McAfee Darryl Perry Green: Jill Stein Bill Kreml Independent: Evan McMullin (undecided) And of course, yours truly: The Illuminati. May the odds be ever in your favor!
  7. So, I'm very interested in starting up a project to create some of the swing Senate elections for 2016, particularly New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. I have seen/played the Nevada and Arizona scenarios and really enjoyed them, however, I've only ever made scenarios with the general election map, and they were for my eyes only. I'd really appreciate feedback/pointers as I get this started!
  8. Does Sanders - a socialist, Independent Senator from Vermont - have the grass-roots support to propel a bid and take the Democratic nomination - and then the Presidency? Hopefully, if I play the cards correctly. Wish me luck everyone and I shall keep you informed along the way. Note: I changed Sanders Platform with the campaign editor to my political views, I also will be playing on Hard, I'll post the platform soon. Should I update you on a day to day basis or a weekly basis? Please feel free to comment and tell who you are rooting for, even if it is for my opponent, also feel free to just have a discussion on this scenario as it plays out. Starting date: June 30th 2015 Now for the candidates: GOP: Jeb Bush Donald Trump Rand Paul Ben Carson Scott Walker Mike Huckabee Marco Rubio Ted Cruz Chris Christie Bobby Jindal Carly Fiorina Rick Perry Rick Santorum Lindsey Graham John Kasich George Pataki Jim Gilmore Democrats: Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders Martin O'Malley Libertarians: Gary Johnson Austin Petersen John McAfee Darryl Perry Marc Allan Fieldman Kevin Mcormick Greens: Jill Stein Bill Kerml Sedinam Curry Darryl Cherney Kent Mesplay
  9. How do I add the 2016 update ? (http://campaigns.270soft.com/2016/11/10/2016-general-election-daily-poll-updates/) I downloaded it but I don't know how to add it because it isn't a new scenario, just added features
  10. Here is the result of my first attempt to win 538 electoral votes on Hard. Rules that I set were to use the unmodified game with no changes. No changes to who is running, set on hard. I Selected Huckabee as my candidate and the earliest starting primary date offered as the start date. I won Iowa and NH, but lost SC, NV, and all by a couple of the Super Tuesday states. I then won all the states after except for a surprise loss in Indiana by less than 1 percent. The advantage of being a republican candidate is the winner-take-all for the later primaries ended my race earlier giving me an advantage over Clinton. While Clinton won the democratic nomination easily, it took her a few weeks longer to get the needed delegates. I selected Trump as my VP choice. Somewhat of a surprise, but I liked his stamina and since I had won the GOP nomination early enough I had the time to improve Trump's very low issue knowledge and debate skill. They were at 5 within a couple months. His high stamina let him be a little more useful in his main job of going around the country insulting Clinton. Starting the election, DC was where I was furthest behind and so I filled that up with organization and foot soldiers and ads, along with a couple visits. VT and Massachusetts were also tough, but eventually I had a lead in all states. Here were those where it took the longest: On June 22nd, It was essentially a tie in WA and CT. I was barely ahead in NC and MA. I was barely behind in IL and NJ. I was behind in MA, VT, and DC. By July 22nd, I was ahead in every state, but it was close in MN, VT, and MA. It was August 24th when I was finally ahead in every state. I never looked back. I started to focus on increasing my margin for victory and got 90.5 percent of the vote. I am considering trying for getting every vote, or to try to find a weaker candidate. I played this on 7 turn mode, as day-by-day get get boring, plus 7 day is a little harder since it makes it more difficult to take advantage of the web ads. On day-by-day mode, web ads can really make a difference, but on 7 day mode they only work on day 1, and not for the other 6 days, minimizing their advantage.
  11. Republicans. In march 2015 Ted Cruz Launched his bid for President as the Christian Right got a jump on the rest of the field. But the establishment would answer as Big Establishment Candidate Senator Lindsey Graham Announced his candidacy for President on April 1. Rand Paul wanting to continue his father's mission Announced on April 7. Paul and Graham annoouncing started the April Train. Establishment Governor Chris Christie Announced on April 10, Conservative Governor Scott Walker on April 12, April 17 Saw both Jeb Bush and his southern Rival marco Rubio announce. And on April 30 Retired Neorosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson announced his candidacy rounding out the April lineup. In May Outsiders Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina. In June Ohio Governor John Kasich jumped into the Race, and the Christian right came up with 2 more candidates to compete with the establishment, they were former Senator Rick Santorum, and Former Governor Mike Huckabee, a Centrist from Arkansas. in june Rick Perry from Texas got into the race as a slightly more moderate and less religious answer to ted cruz. The last man to jump in the race was the Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal. I am playing as the Republicans. I will keep you updated.
  12. Also two More Questions 1. Who do you think will win the Democratic nomination? A. Hillary Clinton B. Bernie Sanders 2. Who do you think would be Sanders/Clinton's top three choices for VP?
  13. Who do you think will benefit most from South Carolina win or lose?
  14. Seeing Kasich come in second in NH i'm going to play as Kasich starting October 1st.
  15. Follow up question what do you think will happen (Who will drop/gain in the polls) before NH? What do you think the order will be on the GOP side in the NH results?
  16. Follow-Up question, Who do you think has had the best campaign so far?
  17. Vote your choices. I want to try this weekly and to start a poll average,
  18. Would anyone be willing to make a 2016 Maryland Senate map for me, I am not good with scenario creation and do not know how to make the map. I think that this Senate race will be one of the most interesting and would really like to play it.
  19. So I'm gonna start this topic Main debate scores: Carson 10 Cruz 9 [He really surprised me. I think he explained him and his views very well. In the 1st debate he was not that visible, so I think he improved on that massively] Trump 8 [He surprised me too. Trump was comparatively good, argued his points well and he was even well-behaved. A lot better than in the first debate in my opinion.] Fiorina 8 [in my opinion she did a good Job. She responded to almost every issue well and was really on fire, when she was talking about Planned Parenthood. I think she deserved it to be in the main debate. ] Christie 6 [For him it's necessary to get some traction again, which he lost after the bridge-engagement... I think he wasn't bad and he responded well on most questions and he may have ganed some voters back.] Kasich 5 [He wasn't that good as in the 1st debate, they weren't in Ohio this time... He responded mostly well, but he didn't have the Chance to do so often] Bush 5 [As in the 1st debate, I think he didn't get the real momentum. He was not really on fire and an aim for GHWB und GWB-attacks. He didn't convince me yet, although I thought he has the greatest potential.] Huckabee 5 [Very few chances to argue his points. Sadly, he was invisible most of the time...] Rubio 5 [After Bush disappointed me, I personally think, Rubio has a real chance to defeat Hillary. But he has to improve to do so. The performance yesterday was not really that convincing. As you put it, he seemed really like a Robot.] Paul 4 [His performance didn't convince me either. He had a few chances to talk, but I think he didn't that well, as expected.] Walker 3 [He was simply not visible. He seemed like he didn't want to become president anymore or knowing his campaign failed. Very disappointing.] Early debate scores: Graham 8 [He was very funny and did surprisingly well on the issues. I think he's ready to be Commander in chief on day one. He said that a bit too often, but I think he has some potential.] Santorum 7 Jindal 7 [same as Santorum.] Pataki 4 [imho he wasn't really good, but I think he spoke far less than the three contenders, so it's hard to say if he has enpugh potential...] That are my impressions of the 2nd GOP debate. Tell us your scores. Luki
  20. An expanded 2016 election is ready to be downloaded. Please leave feedback, I'll update my scenarios regularly. Thanks!
  21. I have an idea for a rise of a new neo-communistic party and the fall of the two party system. What do y'all think?
  22. I just recently upgraded from P4E2016 to PI and have tried playing the first few months of the Democratic Primary as Biden, and I have a few questions/comments: (1) I switched off Hillary and a few others, figuring the campaign would be pretty boring otherwise, and left Warner and Hickenlooper as "not seeking." Neither of them have entered the campaign, but the polls continue to list them and Warner always comes up with something like -100% chance of withdrawal if I try to make an offer to him. This has continued even after the states have begun voting. Is there a way to toggle the polls so they only display the candidates who are actually running? (2) Is there a date upon which everyone makes a final decision? IRL, I don't think anyone would still be included in polls or otherwise still be viewed as a possible candidate if they don't declare before the first few primaries. (3) Andrew Cuomo consistently seems to get a much better result than the polls would suggest, including in states where I have the daily tracking polling turned on. Has anyone else noticed results like this? Is the idea that someone gobbles up all the support that otherwise would have gone to undecided or not seeking candidates? (4) Two undecided Republican candidates, Perry and Thune, have a delegate each so far - is this a bug?
  23. I've updated the polls state-by-state (where applicable). Here is my play-by-play of a 2016 election. I'm playing as the Green party and not doing anything, so as to see how it plays out. Democrats are leading in the polls in October 2015 - 40% to 38% and with 277 EVs to 195 EVs. FL, VA, NC and CO are dead even. Candidates: Republicans: Undecided 20% Christie 11.7% Bush 11.4% Huckabee 10.6% Paul 10% Cruz 8.4% Ryan 6.9% Rubio 5.9% Walker 4.7% Perry 3.9% Santorum 3.5% Jindal 2.2% King 0.8% Democrats: Clinton 55.3% Undecided 20% Biden 9.4% Warren 5.7% Cuomo 3.3% O'Malley 1.7% Schweitzer 1.6% Booker 1.2% Warner 1% Grayson 0.9% 3rd Parties: Libertarian Green Bernie Sanders as an Independent ------------------------------------------------------------------ Pre-primary results ------------------------------------------------------------------ October: Jimmy Carter endorses Alan Grayson GHW Bush, George W Bush endorse Jeb Bush Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Harry Reid endorse Hillary Clinton Barack Obama, Bill Maher endorse Joe Biden Martin O'Malley wins DEM pre-primary debate Marco Rubio wins REP pre-primary debate Rick Perry flops in a pre-primary debate Republicans take the lead in the polls by mid-October, but lose the lead by late October. November: Bush and Clinton as Crystal Ball leaders Both parties are tied in the polls Clinton is the DEM front runner. Bush leads Christie by 1 point; Rubio rising in the polls. George Soros, Tom Harkin endorse Cory Booker Rick Scott endorses Jeb Bush Americans for Tax Reform/Grover Norquist endorse Chris Christie Tim Kaine endorses Hillary Clinton Cruz wins pre-primary debate Biden and Schweitzer draw pre-primary debate Republicans take lead in mid-November December: Bush and Clinton as Crystal Ball leaders Republicans lead in the polls by 2.5% Clinton is the DEM front runner; Cuomo rising in the polls Christie and Bush are virtually tied as REP front runner Mitt Romney, Des Moines Register, Kelly Ayotte, Mike Pence endorse Jeb Bush Jay Nixon endorses Joe Biden Amy Klobuchar, John Hickenlooper endorse Hillary Clinton Schweitzer wins pre-primary debate Paul and Rubio draw pre-primary debate Democrats fall by 5% in the polls by mid-December, but gap closes towards the end of the month. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Primary Results ---------------------------------------------------------------------- January: Clinton and Bush lead the Crystal Ball Rankings Republicans lead by 2% in the polls. Bush is the REP front runner by 2% over both Christie and Huckabee; Ryan is rising in the polls. Scott Walker is predicted to win IA; Paul Ryan predicted to win NH Clinton is the DEM front runner by 20% over Biden Cuomo and Warren are tied in the polls in IA; Warner predicted to win NH Family Leader, Ann Coulter endorse Chris Christie Sarah Palin, John Kasich, Brian Sandoval endorse Marco Rubio Donald Trump, Nikki Haley endorse Ted Cruz Tea Party Express endorses Scott Walker John Kerry endorses Elizabeth Warren John McCain endorses Jeb Bush Al Franken endorses Hillary Clinton Mary Landrieu endorses Mark Warner Sherrod Brown endorses Joe Biden O'Malley wins primary debate Rubio, Cruz and Jindal draw a primary debate Huckabee and King flop at a debate Walker wins IA Warren wins IA Ryan wins NH, SC Warner wins NH, NV Biden wins SC Democrats take a slight lead in the polls by the end of January 1/29 - King drops out and endorses Paul Ryan 1/29 - Schweitzer drops out without endorsing 1/29 - Booker drops out and endorses Hillary Clinton 1/30 - O'Malley drops out without endorsing February: Ryan and Clinton lead Crystal Ball rankings Democrats lead in the polls by 1% Clinton is the DEM front runner by 19% over Warren; Warren rising Ryan is the REP front runner by 3% over Bush; Ryan and Walker are rising Mark Udall endorses Hillary Clinton The Heritage Foundation/Jim DeMint, Jan Brewer endorse Ted Cruz Right Wing Talk Radio endorses Paul Ryan Left Wing Talk Radio endorses Mark Warner Mike Beebe endorses Elizabeth Warren Lisa Murkowski endorses Jeb Bush Clinton wins primary debate Biden flops in primary debate Rubio wins primary debate Santorum wins FL Christie wins NV Jindal wins CO, MI Perry wins MN Bush wins ME, AZ Clinton wins AZ Democrats lose, but then regain lead in the polls. 2/3 Grayson drops out without endorsing March: Ryan and Clinton lead Crystal Ball rankings Democrats and Republicans are virtually tied in the polls Clinton is the DEM front runner by 20% against both Warren and Biden Ryan is the REP front runner by 2% against Bush; Rubio rising Bush expected to take most Super Tuesday states Clinton expected to take all Super Tuesday states Mark Pryor endorses Elizabeth Warren Deval Patrick endorses Hillary Clinton Lindsay Graham endorses Mike Huckabee Bush wins WA, ID, ND, OK Ryan wins AK, MA, VT, VA, (GM), KS, (NMI), (VI), WY, AL, (AS), HI, MS and the rest. Santorum wins GA Rubio wins OH Christie wins TN Clinton wins CO, GA, MA, MN, MO, OK, (PR), TN, TX, (VI), VA, HI, (NMI), ME, and the rest. Biden wins OH Warren wins VT 3/8 - Rand Paul drops out and endorses Paul Ryan 3/8 - Mark Warner drops out without endorsing 3/9 - Jindal drops out and endorses Paul Ryan 3/9 - Joe Biden drops out and endorses Hillary Clinton 3/11 - Walkers drops out and endorses Paul Ryan 3/14 - Rubio drops out and endorses Paul Ryan 3/14 - Santorum drops out and endorses Paul Ryan 3/18 - Cruz drops out and endorses Paul Ryan 3/21 - Christie drops out and endorses Paul Ryan 3/23 - Perry drops out and endorses Paul Ryan 3/24 - Cuomo drops out and endorses Hillary Clinton Clinton and Ryan are virtually the winners of their respective primaries Democrats lead by 1% =Fast-forwarding to Conventions= Stein selects Honkala as VP choice; Green 0.2% in the polls Johnson selects Gray as VP choice; Libertarians 0.5% in the polls Sanders selects Brown as VP choice; Sanders 2% in the polls Ryan selects Sandoval as VP choice; Republicans 42% in the polls Clinton selects Booker as VP choice; Democrats 41% in the polls Sanders within range to cost Clinton the election, as REP are winning in New England, where he has split the Dem party. --------------------------------------- General Election --------------------------------------- September: Republicans lead by 2% in the polls w/ landslide lead in EVs, due to Sanders splitting Dem votes in the Northeast. 12% undecided voters October: Republican lead drops to 1%; however, they keep landslide lead in EVs 11% undecided voters Clinton wins the 1st debate Sandoval wins the VP debate Clinton wins the 2nd debate The Economist and Washington Times endorse Ryan NY Times and Washington Post endorse Clinton Clinton wins the 3rd debate -------------------------------------------------------------- Final week ------------------------------------------------------------- Going into the final week, both parties are tied in the polls, but REP have landslide lead in EVs 7.6% undecided voters Ryan attack ad backfires Clinton is viewed as too negative Noisy protesters at Booker event Going into election night, both parties are tied in the polls Republicans expected to win with 333 EVs and 47% of the vote ----------------------------------------------------- Results ----------------------------------------------------- REP Ryan/Sandoval 49%/326 EV DEM Clinton/Booker 48.1%/212 EV (lost Northwest and 3 states in New England) IND Sanders/Brown 2.2% LIB Johnson/Gray 0.5% GRN Stein/Honkala 0.2% ------------------------------------------ Analysis ------------------------------------------ Sanders cost Clinton 2.2% popular votes and 32 electoral votes. However, even if she had received those, she still would have lost the election 294-244, despite having won the popular vote by 1.3%
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