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1916 General Election

Fairbanks: 57.4% 490 (wins rest)

Wilson: 37.1% 41 (wins Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina)

Benson: 3.6%

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1918:

President Fairbanks has died and VP Ford has become President.  He announced that he will not be seeking the Presidency in the next election.  This announcement opened up the primaries on both sides. 

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1920:

Republicans: All default on Republicans are running

Democrats: All default Democrats except Palmer, Marshall, Davis, Glass, and Meredith are on.

Socialist: Debs is running again.

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Republicans:

Coolidge gets the nomination with 38% and 498 delegates. Hoover is his VP.

Democrats: 

Smith wins in a contested convention.  Cox is the VP.

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General Election

Coolidge: 54% 429 EVs

Smith: 42% 102 EVs (wins Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Virginia)

Debs: 4%

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1924:

With Coolidge very popular, the general election matchup is between Coolidge, Smith, and Debs.

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1924 result

Coolidge: 67.1% 468 EVs

Smith: 31.6% 63 EVs (wins Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina) (lost Alabama by 1.5%)

Debs: 1.3%

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1928 election:

Hoover has been nominated after being picked as Coolidge's successor.  No one dared oppose him because of his predecessor's popularity.

Smith has been re-nominated by the Democrats because of the slim chance of beating Hoover.

Thomas is the Socialist candidate, but they have been greatly weakened.

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1928 election:

Hoover: 69.5% 488 EVs (wins rest)(lost Georgia by 2.2%)

Smith: 29.4% 43 EVs (wins Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina)

Thomas: 1%

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1932 election:

All default Republicans are on.

All default Democrats are on except Baker.

Socialists do not have a candidate.

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Republican Primaries

Hoover: 93.3% 957 delegates

Blaine: 4% 18 delegates (wins Wisconsin; received 4 delegates from Alabama)

France: 2.7% 6 delegates (3 delegates from West Virginia and New Jersey)

Smith withdraws from the Democratic race and becomes Hoover's VP candidate.

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Democratic Primaries

Roosevelt is nominated on the first ballot and chooses Garner as his VP.  The Socialist Party endorsed this ticket as well which makes many wonder whether the parties will merge sometime soon.

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1932:

Hoover: 60.7% 449

Roosevelt: 39.3% 82 (wins Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina)

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11 minutes ago, jvikings1 said:

1932:

Hoover: 60.7% 449

Roosevelt: 39.3% 82 (wins Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina)

How, oh, how, does Hoover win over FDR, especially with that margin of victory, in 1932? Did he disenfranchise 85-90% of eligible voters?

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43 minutes ago, Patine said:

How, oh, how, does Hoover win over FDR, especially with that margin of victory, in 1932? Did he disenfranchise 85-90% of eligible voters?

The VP exploit helped a ton

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54 minutes ago, Patine said:

How, oh, how, does Hoover win over FDR, especially with that margin of victory, in 1932? Did he disenfranchise 85-90% of eligible voters?

Hoover got 48-state ads for only $13 each when he had millions of dollars.

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15 minutes ago, NYrepublican said:

Hoover got 48-state ads for only $13 each when he had millions of dollars.

Ads helped me turn it into a landslide, but the VP exploit put it at a Republican/Hoover advantage.

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(Note to @vcczar: John Bricker's bio says he is a governor even though he was Ohio Attorney General at the time)

1936:

After years of Republican leadership, the polls are heavily in favor of the Democrats as the US and the world has sunk further into economic chaos.  Alf Landon and William Borah are running for the Republicans while Robert Taft is seeking to control the Ohio delegates.  FDR is the frontrunner for the Democrats but is being challenged by Henry Breckenridge and John Nance Gardner.  Huey Long is running as a third party and has been endorsed by the Socialist Party.  William Lenke is running for the Union Party.  Vice President Smith mysteriously died 2 months before campaigning began.  Members of both parties are accusing the other of fowl play.  There doesn't seem to be any evidence that could point to someone, but there is an investigation ongoing.

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1 hour ago, jvikings1 said:

(Note to @vcczar: John Bricker's bio says he is a governor even though he was Ohio Attorney General at the time)

1936:

After years of Republican leadership, the polls are heavily in favor of the Democrats as the US and the world has sunk further into economic chaos.  Alf Landon and William Borah are running for the Republicans while Robert Taft is seeking to control the Ohio delegates.  FDR is the frontrunner for the Democrats but is being challenged by Henry Breckenridge and John Nance Gardner.  Huey Long is running as a third party and has been endorsed by the Socialist Party.  William Lenke is running for the Union Party.  Vice President Smith mysteriously died 2 months before campaigning began.  Members of both parties are accusing the other of fowl play.  There doesn't seem to be any evidence that could point to someone, but there is an investigation ongoing.

Just a pedantic note - Huey Long should not be running in the same election as William Lemke and the Union Party, as the latter only formed out of the remnants of a few lingering members of Long's ideals and movement after Long's assassination, despite having some planks change from Long's original viewpoint, sometimes significantly (such as the Union Party taking an anti-Semitic slant which Long did not show), but the Union Party would certainly never have formed or run if Long was alive and running himself.

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16 minutes ago, Patine said:

Just a pedantic note - Huey Long should not be running in the same election as William Lemke and the Union Party, as the latter only formed out of the remnants of a few lingering members of Long's ideals and movement after Long's assassination, despite having some planks change from Long's original viewpoint, sometimes significantly (such as the Union Party taking an anti-Semitic slant which Long did not show), but the Union Party would certainly never have formed or run if Long was alive and running himself.

Long was unsure about running and had initially established the Union Party with the goal of preparing a certain run in 1940.  But, he decided to run after the party had been established an a candidate chosen.  Most of the support went to Long, but a small portion remained.

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1936 Primary

Republican:

Landon: 59% 681 delegates

Borah: 26% 200 delegates (wins New Hampshire, Illinois. Nebraska, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia)

Taft: 15% 100 delegates (wins Ohio)

VP: Frank Knox

Democrat:

Breckenridge: 60% 904 delegates

Roosevelt: 30% 94 delegates (wins New Hampshire, Illinois, Arkansas, and North Dakota)

Garner: 10% 66 delegates (wins Texas and California)

VP: John Nance Garner

Union:

VP: Thomas C. O'Brian

Share Our Wealth:

VP: Gerald L. K. Smith

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15 hours ago, jvikings1 said:

(Note to @vcczar: John Bricker's bio says he is a governor even though he was Ohio Attorney General at the time)

1936:

After years of Republican leadership, the polls are heavily in favor of the Democrats as the US and the world has sunk further into economic chaos.  Alf Landon and William Borah are running for the Republicans while Robert Taft is seeking to control the Ohio delegates.  FDR is the frontrunner for the Democrats but is being challenged by Henry Breckenridge and John Nance Gardner.  Huey Long is running as a third party and has been endorsed by the Socialist Party.  William Lenke is running for the Union Party.  Vice President Smith mysteriously died 2 months before campaigning began.  Members of both parties are accusing the other of fowl play.  There doesn't seem to be any evidence that could point to someone, but there is an investigation ongoing.

Thanks. You may need to remind me again when I get close to posting the 1936 update. I'll try to remember, however, but don't have access to the game right now. 

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1936 results:

Breckinridge: 65.3% 531 EVs (wins all)

Landon: 23.4%

Long: 9% (2nd place in Louisiana and Arizona)

Lemke: 2.2% (prevented Long from passing 10%)

 

In other news, the assassin of VP Smith has been tied to some of Roosevelt's advisors.  This was known during the Democratic convention which is why the major upset occurred there.  There is no evidence to tie Roosevelt to the murder, but it was a bad stigma to have someone close to him involved.

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