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  1. Hello all, I am thinking to create Indonesian Elections scenario. Indonesia is one of the biggest democracy in the world. I think it will be fun to play it. Does anyone have Indonesian map in their file or archive? Appreciate your kind help. Thank you!
  2. How can I create a D'Hondt method for my campaign?
  3. Prologue: Tim Harper -- The Story of the 47th President of the United States Timothy S. Harper, The 47th President of the United States, taking questions from reporters in San Clemente, California. Timothy S. Harper never expected to be elected President -- or, for that matter, to be elected to anything. He was born in Anderson, South Carolina to a loving family that was comfortable and fiercely non-political. He was a businessman by trade, specializing in emerging technologies. Graduating from the University of South Carolina for his undergraduate degree, later pursuing a MBA at Washington University in St. Louis, Harper had prepared for a life in business. But little did he know that the negotiating skills, business acumen and communicative ability that he had worked on so tirelessly in preparation for a career in finance and marketing would put him at a natural advantage for his true calling: politics. Right out of graduate school, Harper returned back to South Carolina where he got involved in a tech start-up headquartered in Charleston. After 4 years of strong, rapid growth, Harper sold his share of the business -- almost perfectly coinciding with the height of the Dotcom bubble. Leaving the firm with a sum large enough to ensure a comfortable life without much financial stress, Harper settled in a suburb where he found a partner in a schoolteacher and together raised a young girl. Tim Harper was living the American Dream at the age of 25. He had no more expectations -- and he was okay with that. He could spend all the time in the world with his daughter and pursue his passion for golf, a second love that he found out he had during a corporate outing in the early 2000s. But as his daughter turned ten and as he saw his USGA handicap drop to nearly scratch, Harper found himself with a lot of free time. So when Timothy S. Harper first ran for office in 2012, it came as a shock to his family -- a family who had taught their son not to talk about religion or politics at the dinner table. A life in politics was a hobby turned trade, not a career. At least that's what Harper's upbringing had taught him. As such, he had barely expected to win his primary. But it would be a mistake to say he was never interested in politics. Indeed, perhaps this announcement was not as big a shock as one might have thought. Harper had been fascinated by his political science classes at USC, even more so than his business classes. He had been a lifelong Republican at heart, even though he had registered as an independent. And when he read the news, he would always read the political section the most intently. So he was smart enough to know that he probably wasn't going to win, but he didn't expect to. His limited political science career in academia taught him as much. He was going to run in his home congressional district, South Carolina's first. Held by Tim Scott -- a rising Republican star with national ambitions -- the seat was expected to be Scott's for as long as he wanted it. And truthfully, Harper liked Scott. Harper was impressed by Scott's charisma and seemingly genuine appreciation for community, leading him to vote for Scott in 2010. So why run against him just two years later in a primary that political pundits had no idea was even being held? Tim Harper hated fighting for fighting's sake. Coming from a deeply religious, almost pacifist upbringing, Harper watched with incredible trepidation the increasingly polarized landscape in the United States. He disliked the Tea Party movement, seeing it as a provocative movement created just to stall, stall, and stall. He thought that providing some primary challenge to Scott, maybe even getting to debate him, would provide a platform for moderate conservatism that could offer some clarity to Scott's legislative agenda. Ironically, Harper thought the best way to provide clarity and a collaborative form of ideological unity in the face of party politics would be to first split his party in a divisive primary. Although to be fair, Harper never thought he would even have the chance to make it divisive. So, shortly after telling his family, he filed electronically with the FEC and, as he promised to his wife, put in an agreed upon "insignificant" amount of money to his new fledgling campaign headquartered in his garage. This is the story of how Tim Harper would end up becoming the 47th President of the United States of America. This is obviously my very first play-by-play, any feedback would be appreciated. This is a semi-fictional history with a fictional candidate (obviously) placed in real world settings. Where I can, I will try to credit the creators of the scenarios that I use for this play-by-play. My next post will include photos and pictures of the campaign using the President Infinity interface. For reference, the picture of the candidate is Premier Brian Gallant of New Brunswick. I plan on taking this from the year 2012 to the year 2028, hopefully continuing this if this is successful.
  4. I was going through the Election - Play - By - Play Forum and notice some of the elections posted are made in a "Projection Like" style. Basically putting more effort in calling states like real elections do in both the General and Primaries. I wanted to try this and decided to do this over the 2004 election, Since the only Primaries I have to focus on is the Democratic side. I will try to post often and Will go through with this the whole way. THESE ARE THE CANIDATES REPUBLICANS Pres. George W Bush DEMOCRATS Vermont Governor Howard Dean Massachusetts Senator John Kerry North Carolina Senator John Edwards General from Arkansas Wesley Clark Former Missouri Congressman Richard Gephardt Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman Congressman Dennis Kucinich Reverent from New York Al Sharpton Former Ambassador and Senator from Illinois Moseley Braun (Special Guest for this Scenario) Florida Senator Bob Graham Iowa Results are coming soon
  5. I first started in the Republican primaries on the Texas succession scenario, I played as George W. Bush who starts the Republican Primary as the front runner. I won every contest and chose Rick Perry as my Vice-Leader since he did second best in the primaries. Once I went into the general it started exactly like how the map looks on the picture, and for the longest of time it stayed that way for a while. I figured the only way to win was hoping the senate would pick me, since 100 delegates is needed to win the presidency. Luckily in the end the Republican senate chose me. I kind of won the electoral college but lost the popular vote.
  6. Hey everyone, I'm Jeff from Cosmic Wombat Games, and I am funding Campaign Trail on Kickstarter. One of our backers pointed me to this forum and thought there might be some interest here. So I am giving you the information on the game. Thanks for checking it out! As mud-slinging political campaigns once again clamor for our attention, the new strategy board game, Campaign Trail, is launching its own campaign on Kickstarter, Sep 16 – Oct 9. After 4 years of touring the country's gaming conventions, holding photo ops with hardworking gamers everywhere, and collecting rave reviews, Campaign Trail is asking for your campaign contributions to raise funds for its first production run. Developed by Cosmic Wombat Games, Campaign Trail is a 2-6 player strategy game in which players are candidates competing to become the next President of the United States. Whether in teams with your running mate or one-on-one, it's up to you to sway the voting public in your favor using cards to advertise, campaign, host events, raise funds, register voters, travel, and debate the important issues facing the nation. The candidate that best manages their resources and connects with the public on key issues will win the presidency! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cosmicwombatgames/campaign-trail
  7. Spain had a General Election in December 2015, and another General Election in 2016, in both elections the result led to the collapse of the bipartidist system. This scenario is still in the working, but the votes are accurate, and I would like to think the map is also accurate. The rest needs to be improved. Someone interested? SPANISH GENERAL ELECTION: Spain.zip
  8. Hello everybody, pretty much this is my first important post in this forum. I am a huge fan of President Infinity, I own President Forever 2008+Primaries, and Campaigns Forever. I have been creating a series of NON-US campaigns since there was only a President Forever 2008+Primaries and the newly introduced option of the popular vote makes all my scenarios available for everyone. So at this moment, I am presenting to you the "Colombian 2018 Presidential Election"(First Round) and the "Colombian 2018 Presidential Election Run Off"(Second Round) - "Colombian 2018 Presidential Election"(First Round): Colombia 2018.zip Context: Colombia faces a historic moment in 2018. For the first time in history, the FARC terrorist group will no longer be a threat to the public security, due to the peace process that concluded in 2017. Although the country should be unified towards the post-conflict, Colombian society remains polarized by the policies and contents negotiated in the peace process. Colombians view negatively by a 70%-30% or even 80%-20%, some of the content in the peace process with FARC terrorist group. The most negatively viewed aspects of the peace treaty are the possibility of FARC members become automatically members of Congress and also the impunity for which they will not face justice for their decades of committing crimes. Colombian society faces huge and unique problems: In 2010, Juan Manuel Santos was elected to continue-then president Alvaro Uribe accomplishments, Uribe played heavily to elect Santos as his successor, in order to continue the fight against terrorists and rebels to bring security after decades of Colombia being a failed state. With Uribe and Colombia’s prioritized security, investor confidence and the economy re-ignited. During Uribe’s 8-year government Colombia went from being a failed state, with a weak and fragile economy, to become a regional power and almost all territory lost to FARC over decades was recovered, that’s why Colombians view Uribe and his government highly. But something unexpected happened, after Santos was elected with Uribe’s support, Santos broke relationships with Uribe and changed the national topic of war against the terrorists, to peace with the rebels. FARC were no longer a terrorist group to wage war with, but instead a rebel group with which the government/the state, must make a peace process, even if it implies giving them seats in Congress and impunity to their decades of crimes. A very popular Uribe, became the strongest voice against the peace process, polarizing the Colombian society. In the 2014 election, Frmr President Uribe now President Santos political enemy, founded his own party, Centro Democratico(Democratic Center), with candidates to Congress and the presidency. Uribe’s chosen candidate for president was Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, which make it to the second round in first place with 29%, Santos got second place with 24%. In the 2014 run off ultimately the hope of a peace process helped Santos and he won over Zuluaga 50%-45%. In 2016, Santos asked the Colombian people in a plebiscite if they supported the content of the peace process. During a 2-month political campaign Uribe and his party weighted heavily for the "NO"(Against the deal), while the government and Santos for YES(For the peace deal). The results were astoundingly close, 50.1% for NO to 49.9% for YES. After Santos admitted defeat, Uribe claimed victory and begun the campaign to reclaim the presidency in 2018, in order to dismantle the peace process deals with FARC. Santos received a week later the Nobel Peace Prize. During 2017, simultaneous conversations begun between different political parties and movements to go united to the 2018 presidential election. 1. Democratic Center, The Conservatives and United for the Family (Center Right-To Far Right): The “Democratic Center” of President Uribe, proposed going together with the parties and movements that supported the “No” against the plebiscite of Santos peace process, which includes the “Conservative Party” and popular movements of Christians, right-wing figures and movements against same sex rights. This coalition was the same that got 50.1% for NO in the plebiscite. The “Conservative Party” accepted to push talks with Uribe’s “Democratic Center” to go united with the same presidential candidate to the first round of the 2018 presidential elections, making a fierce opposition to the peace process and Santos government which has a 20% approval rating. The “Conservative Party” has former Uribe’s defense minister Marta Lucia Ramirez as candidate, while the “Democratic Center” of Uribe, has several candidates: senator Ivan Duque, senator Maria del Rosario Guerra, senator Paloma Valencia, former minister Rafael Nieto and former minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo. As an independent from “Strong for the Family”, former Procurator General of the Nation, Alejandro Ordoñez, is also participating in this coalition. The presidential candidate of these three parties/movements will be selected in a inter-national primary held in March 2018, the same day in which the Colombian people vote for Congress. The candidates participating will be Ramirez for the Conservatives, Ordoñez for his movement “Strong for the Family” and Uribe’s candidate for “Democratic Center”. Only Uribe’s candidate has not being selected to date. The winner will become the coalition Conservatives-Democratic Center-Strong for the Family candidate for president in the first round in May 2018, the second place will be the vice presidential candidate and the third place will be “granted great participation in a government if the coalition wins the presidency”. The main topic will be oppose to Santos government and opposition to the peace process. 2. Green Alliance, Compromise Citizens for Colombia and Alternative Democratic Pole (Center Right, Center to Center Left). The coalition “Against Corruption”, is also celebrating an inter-party primary in March 2018, the same day the elections for Congress. In that primary they are going to participate the following candidates: Sergio Fajardo from “Compromise Citizens for Colombia”, Fajardo was Antioquia’s former governor and former mayor of Medellin, the second most important city in Colombia. Fajardo has been projecting himself as a different type of national figure over the past 10 years against the way politics is done in Colombia, he’s being talking as a person-not-politician that invests in education and fiercely against corruption. Corruption is something that Colombians value as the worst problem facing the country by a wide margin over the peace process, FARC or anything else. Fajardo is the best regarded politician in Colombia, with negative opinion of him in single digits, and positive opinions of him in between 50% to 60%. In this coalition will also participate Senator Claudia Lopez from Green Alliance, Lopez was surprisingly elected to the Senate in 2014 without having any political grassroots or politicians behind her. Her success was attributed that she has become the fiercest voice against corruption in Colombia, she tells “things like it is”, her judicial complaints have sent several Radical Change Party and Democratic Center politicians to jail, making her a nightmare for the establishments way of working. Senator Jorge Robledo is also participating in this alliance as the candidate of “Alternative Democratic Pole” the biggest left-wing party in Colombia, in the Senate Senator Robledo was the biggest opposition leader during Uribe’s 8-year presidency, accusing his ministers of corruption and multiple scandals. He has done the same to Santos. Robledo is not as popular as Lopez or Fajardo according to polls, but he is the Senator with the most votes in Colombia, around 250,000 and has a die-hard following of supporters. The winner of this coalition primary in March will become the candidate for president for Green Alliance-Compromise Citizens-Democratic Alternative Pole and the second place will be awarded the vice presidency. Corruption, the way politics works in Colombia, prioritizing education and calling “Uribe and Santos the same thing” will be their main topic. 3. The government-sponsored “United for Peace” alliance is being worked out by the Liberal Party, Social Party of the National Unity, with the participation of Clara Lopez “We Are All Colombia”. (Right to Left Wing). The Liberal Party currently in Santos government proposed an alliance that defends the peace process from Uribe’s candidate, their candidates are; Santos former Minister Juan Cristo, Liberal Senator Juan Manuel Galan and peace process chief negotiator and former Liberal vice president Humberto De La Calle. The Social Party of the National Unity, the largest party in Congress, also in this coalition is in crisis, the party was founded to support Uribe in 2004, calling it “Party of the U(U for Uribe)”, but abandoned him to support Santos, now that Santos is in 20% approval rating, the senators and representatives are trying to dismantle the party in order “to support whatever candidate they want”. But all points out that Santos position to make an alliance with the Liberals will materialize. Currently the party has two candidates for president, former Santos minister Juan Carlos Pinzon and senator Roy Barreras, two very unknown figures compared to the rest of the candidates for president. Clara Lopez “We are All Colombia” movement, who was the “Democratic Alternative Pole” candidate in 2014 obtaining 2 million votes resigned her party after the election of Jorge Robledo as the presidential candidate. Lopez, who was a minister in Santos government by then, couldn’t make it to the selection process and opted to remain in the government, later to resign her party and make an independent bid to the presidency. She is interested in going into an inter-party coalition with the Liberals to go together to the first round of the presidential election having the defense of the peace process as their main topic. 4. Former Vice president German Vargas Lleras; Radical Change Party (Right wing). A highly known figure, Vargas Lleras comes from the establishment and has made alliances throughout the country with highly questioned local politicians, making him to the eyes of Colombians as a politician that makes anything to get to power at whatever cost. He is the very essence of the establishment and the way politics works. His alliances had made toll on his favorability, he has supported governors, senators, mayors, etc who later had ended in prison for murder, narcotrafficking, corruption and links with illegal groups. They're dozens of cases. However, Vargas Lleras remains a strong candidate. Since resigning as Santos vice president, he has been traveling to five cities/communities/towns per day to make deals with local politicians in order to organize his presidential bid for 2018. He is rapidly accumulating local establishment politicians support and will have the largest political machinery, but sometimes that’s not enough, precisely in a year were nobody wants to go alone to the first round of the presidential elections. Even him, has made private and public calls to the Liberal Party(from which he was a member) and has been publicly rejected for now. He offered the vice presidency to the Liberal former representative Simon Gaviria, son of the former president Cesar Gaviria, current leader of the Liberal Party. But, Liberal leaders don’t like him personally and that has closed the door to a possible alliance, for now. Vargas Lleras has also called on the Social Party for National Unity(Party of the U) to support him, but has found the same resistance to his name. Presidential candidates from those two parties have criticized him hardly and no alliance seems possible at the moment. Specially because those two parties support Santos peace process in Congress, and were heavily for the YES in the Plebiscite, while Vargas Lleras as vicepresident of Santos, was a critic of the peace process and members of his Radical Change Party opposed the Plebiscite. Vargas will likely adopt an opposition to the peace process in his campaign. (Right wing) 5. Former mayor of Bogota Gustavo Petro; “Human Colombia”. Petro was a Senator of Democratic Alternative Pole during Uribe’s 8-year presidency, and received one of the highest amount of votes nationally for the senate and was a fierce opposition leader, receiving death threats daily and living in different hotels to avoid an assassination attempt. Petro is a radical-left-wing leader, sympathizing with Venezuelan presidents Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. Petro was also elected major of Bogota, Colombian capital, in 2011 with 32% of the vote. He was removed from office and sanctioned from participating in politics for 18 years later by then Procurator General of the Nation, Alejandro Ordoñez(far-ring wing), for irregularities in Petro's decision to nationalize the garbage recollection of the city of Bogota. Petro posed as a martyr of the establishments private profit businesses and received national media attention in his rallies and protests, he later received protection from Inter-American Commission on Human Rights which ordered the suspension of the decision of removal of his office and suspension of the sanction that prohibited Petro from seeking office for 18 years. Then president Santos, re-established Petro as the mayor of Bogota. But things did not end there, a re-call vote process to remove Petro democratically begun, and after months of Petro contesting that process in the courts, it failed to make to it to the ballot box. He eventually ended his term as mayor without having the re-call taken place and is now an official candidate for president of Colombia with his movement “Human Colombia”. He has fiercely criticized the Green Alliance-Compromise Citizens and Democratic Alternative Pole for not inviting him into that coalition, but truth is, nobody want’s him near, given the humanitary, political, economic and social crisis in the nearby collapsing Venezuela. Colombia has been witnessing the collapse of Venezuela under Chavez-Maduro regime, and that has affected the opinion Colombians have on that type of left-wing-politics that has a single digit approval and a 90% disapproval. Even thought Petro will try to focus the debate on the poverty and the social inequities in Colombia, the collapsing Venezuela crisis unfolding every day has reached such high levels, proven by the fact that Colombia is now flooded with Venezuelan immigrants, that might by it for Petro’s chances to become the next president. For now. - "Colombian 2018 Presidential Election Run Off"(Second Round): Duque vs Fajardo -> Colombia Presidential 2018 Run Off .zip ------------------------------------------- Feel free to comment, improve or ask Thank you
  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. Seeing Kasich come in second in NH i'm going to play as Kasich starting October 1st.
  11. President George Bush is coming off of a successful military victory and entering a recession. Can he win renomination after breaking his "no new taxes" pledge and alienating the conservative Republican base? Republican Candidates: George H. W. Bush(on) Pat Buchanan(on) David Duke(on) Ron Paul (off) Harold Stassen (on) Democratic Candidates: Bill Clinton (on) Jerry Brown (on) Paul Tsongas (on) Bob Kerrey (on) Tom Harkin (on) Independent Candidates: Ross Perot (will be added) and more will be implemented as I get more feedback. If you are interested in trying the beta version, please provide your email address in this forum or PM me and I will send the file to you via email. Instructions to save file. Click documents. Click President Forever 2016 Click User Scenarios Save file. To play the scenario: Right click on "United States-1992's file. Click "extract all". After performing these steps, you should be good to go, however, if you continue to have issues, let me know in this forum OR send me a private message with the issue and I will look into it,
  12. Follow-Up question, Who do you think has had the best campaign so far?
  13. This actually isn't ready yet, but it should be in a couple of days at most in something of a Beta mode. Game starts on December 8th, in large part because for most percentages I tried inputting actual polling data, and the late November-December period had the largest early concentration of them. The result was a polling map that looked nothing like the one we saw in the old PF+P '08 version. (Picture will be placed when I figure out why the forum isn't letting me place it) Howard Dean is leading the pack, with Wesley Clark close behind. Kerry (Blue) and Edwards (Purple) meanwhile are in the single digits, with the former not even leading in his home-state. Also don't be confused by the small undecided voter base; 60% of the voters for each candidate are leaners who can switch at the drop of a hat, provided they are given a reason to abandon their candidate. Bush is the only Republican candidate, though I am going to try and add Lincoln Chafee as an off-candidate at some point, depending on a response from the Admins. Now, I would like some opinions on what the Campaign Infastructure stats should be for: - John Kerry - John Edwards - Howard Dean - Wesley Clark - Joseph Lieberman - Dick Gephardt - Al Sharpton - Dennis Kucinich - Carol Mosley Braun And of course: - George W. Bush Nader and a few others will be included at some point, but I want to make sure that the major parties are all set first. In time though.
  14. Below, is a link to a spreadsheet that I created, containing poll #'s, issues along with stance, and campaign attributes for Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, and Tim Pawlenty. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah4pSekiUBpxdGR5VEJoNGI2eGNhLWdzbnpKM3lkdGc&usp=sharing Key: F-R= Far-Right R= Right C-R= Center-Right C= Center (#)---official= Starting attribute Their is a huge gap in percentages. For Palin, in most to every state, I think she should be polling around 9%-12%. Herman Cain should poll around 5%-9% in almost to every state, with the exception of GA. And Pawlenty, should poll around 3%-5% in almost to every state. Of course feedback is welcomed. Did I miss something? Have any questions? Feel free to reply in this forum or PM me and I will make the change(s) and update the file asap.
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