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October 15th, 1916

Welcome back to PI Radio. Rep. Clark won yesterday's debate barely. Yet it seems it might be too late. Sen. Lodge has taken a large lead in the electoral college and the polls have stayed pretty stable since June.

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Welcome back to PI Radio. It's election night 1916. How will the candidates do? Well lets find out. We will keep you updated throughout the night.

It's currently 7:30PM and Rep. Clark is leading with 69EV to Sen. Lodge's 4EV. It's too early to make any real predictions so lets keep watching.

 

 

 

 

 

It's currently 8:30PM and Rep. Clark is still leading with 179EV to Sen. Lodge's 155. Looks like it might be another tight race.

 

 

 

 

 

It's currently 9:40PM and Sen. Lodge has taken the lead with 259EV to Rep. Clark's 214EV. Let's keep a close eye on the Western states as they come in.

 

 

 

 

 

It's currently 11:00PM and we are calling it Sen. Lodge will become the next President. At this minuet he has 314EV to Rep. Clark's 197EV.

 

 

 

 

 

It's now midnight and the final results are in. Sen. Lodge has destroyed Rep. Clark in the Northeast and the Southwest. That's it see you all tomorrow!

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14 minutes ago, Sanser2016 said:

Welcome back to PI Radio. It's election night 1916. How will the candidates do? Well lets find out. We will keep you updated throughout the night.

It's currently 7:30PM and Rep. Clark is leading with 69EV to Sen. Lodge's 4EV. It's too early to make any real predictions so lets keep watching.

 

 

 

 

 

It's currently 8:30PM and Rep. Clark is still leading with 179EV to Sen. Lodge's 155. Looks like it might be another tight race.

 

 

 

 

 

It's currently 9:40PM and Sen. Lodge has taken the lead with 259EV to Rep. Clark's 214EV. Let's keep a close eye on the Western states as they come in.

 

 

 

 

 

It's currently 11:00PM and we are calling it Sen. Lodge will become the next President. At this minuet he has 314EV to Rep. Clark's 197EV.

 

 

 

 

 

It's now midnight and the final results are in. Sen. Lodge has destroyed Rep. Clark in the Northeast and the Southwest. That's it see you all tomorrow!

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Oh yay a literal American imperialist as President :P

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President Henry Cabot Lodge 1st Term events 1916-1920

November 7th, 1916 - Republicans win a super majority in the House and gains a couple of seats in the Senate.

December 9th, 1916 - UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George calls on President-Elect Lodge to help the Allies.

March 4th, 1917 - President Lodge and VP Follette are inaugurated.

March 6th, 1917 - President Lodge call upon congress to declare war on Germany. (Unbeknownst to the public, it is because of the Zimmerman telegram)

March 9th, 1917 - The Senate is tied at 48-48 to declare war on Germany. VP Follette votes nay saying that the Bryan doctrine was the deciding factor for him.

March 10th, 1917 - Major protests in UK and French cities and the US calling for the US's entrance into the war.

March 15th, 1917 - USS Douglass sunk in Atlantic 500+ dead.

April 3rd, 1917 - France falls back to Paris after Germany pushes through the Western Front.

April 8th, 1917 - Second deceleration of war once again failed at 48-49 with VP Follette voting nay.

April 29th, 1917 - Nineteenth Amendment is ratified, 1918 will be the first election women can vote in.

May 1st, 1917 - VP Follette travels to France to tour the front lines. (To garner support back home without declaring war)

May 3rd, 1917 - VP Follette is injured when a bomb explodes at a rally where he is speaking.

May 4th, 1917 - President Lodge calls for war once again.

May 6th, 1917 - VP Follette reaches back home where he dies in the hospital due to his injuries.

May 7th, 1917 - The Senate votes to declare war 95-1 and the House votes 423-12. President Lodge signs officially declaring war on Germany.

May 8th, 1917 - Congress passes the Selective Service act, and the Espionage act.

May 30th, 1917 - Paris falls, trapping the French Government in German control. Moral hits all-time low in France.

November 14th, 1917 - Night of Terror happens.

November 18th, 1917 - President Lodge calls for the Superintendent's resignation after the Night of Terror. Suffragettes are energized.

November 28th, 1917 - Bolsheviks sign peace with the Central Powers.

December 1st, 1917 - President Lodge declares that he will appoint a new VP. Democrats call this unconstitutional.

January 18th, 1918 - Justice Woodrow Wilson delivers his Fourteen Points Speech.

January 27th, 1918 - The Spanish Flu first observed in Kansas.

January 30th, 1918 - Three Justices come out in support of President Lodge's determination to appoint a new VP.

February 2nd, 1918 - United States military sees first combat in Belgium.

February 26th, 1918 - President Lodge appoints Fmr. Gov. Charles Hughes. Lodge says he will allow the Senate to vote on Hughes appointment.

March 1st, 1918 - President Lodge declares a new manifest destiny for Democracy, promising to help rebuild Europe after WWI.

March 15th, 1918 - Hughes is confirmed with a vote of 63 to 33. Hughes is inaugurated.

June 23rd, 1918 - Paris is taken back. Allies are making fast progress on the Central Powers.

September 8th, 1918 - Second Wave of the Spanish Flu.

November 5th, 1918 - Democrats make significant gains in the House and the Senate capturing both of them.

December 14th, 1918 - Austrian-Hungary surrender.

January 3rd, 1919 - Germany surrenders ending WWI.

January 4th, 1919 - Red Scare comes to a head when the Attorney General is injured in a bombing.

January 6th, 1919 - Fmr. Pres. Teddy Roosevelt dies in his sleep.

February 6th, 1919 - Seattle General Strike happens.

February 8th, 1919 - President Lodge sends troops to shut down the strike.

June 28th, 1919 - Treaty of Paris signed.

Summer 1919 - Raids on suspected Communists.

September 25th, 1919 - Justice Wilson suffers a stroke.

December 3rd, 1919 - Justice Wilson says he might resign depending on who wins the next Presidential Election.

January 19th, 1920 - US Senate rejects joining the League of Nations striking a blow to Wilson.

January 23rd, 1920 - Wilson falls ill.

March 19th, 1920 - US Senate approves the Treaty of Versailles.

March 22nd, 1920 - Wilson dies in the hospital.

March 25th, 1920 - President nominates Willis Van Devanter to the court. 

May 3rd, 1920 - Devanter's confirmed. (70-26)

Analysis: President Lodge faced many difficulties during his first term including a hard headed VP, a constitutional crisis, WWI, a flu epidemic, and many strikes on top of the RED scare. The public generally approves of President Lodge, but feels that he might be to militarily driven and thus are hesitant of re-electing him. The Democrats feel that without a popular Progressive nominee to counter President Lodge they might be bested once again.

 

Thought so far?

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1920 Presidential Election

Republican Primaries

President Henry Lodge (Me)

Sen. Warren G. Harding

Sen. Hiram Johnson

Gov. Calvin Coolidge

Gen. Leonard Wood

 

Democratic Primaries

Fmr. VP John W. Kern

Fmr. Gov. James Cox

Fmr. Gov. Thomas Marshall (1916 DEM VP Nominee)

Sen. Robert L. Owen

Gov. Al Smith

 

Socialist Primaries

Eugene V. Debs

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January 2nd, 1920

Welcome back to PI Radio. Today kicks of the 1920 Presidential Primaries.President Lodge and Fmr. VP John Kern under President Bryan have huge leads in their respective primaries. Debs has surprised many by announcing his intent to run for the Socialist party primary from prison. The polls concerning the general election show a tight race. The Republicans have a strong hold on the North East and the Midwest while the Democrats have a hold on the South and the West. Socialists are polling at 7% to the Republicans 30% and the Democrats 32%. 308 days away. 

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March 9th, 1920

Welcome back to PI Radio. Today was the New Hampshire Primary for the Democrats and the Republicans. Coolidge won the Republican one by 14 points while Cox won the Democrat one by 12 points. Most political pundits know that these primaries mean almost nothing as it;'s the convention that really counts and where all the real campaigning is. Looking at the overall primaries the Democratic one has become more contested as Cox has pulled closer to Kern. The Republican one has seen President Lodge gain an even more substantial lead 65 points to Harding, who is the second in place, 15 points. The General election has become a Republican landslide seeing Lodge lock up 45% to the Democrats 35% and the Socialists's 10%. We still have 240 days until the election as you all know anything can happen from now and then.

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It may be too late now but I recommend you strengthen the Socialists after they got 5.6% last time.

EDIT: Oops didn't read what it said two messages ago that they were polling at 7%

Edited by SirLagsalott

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March 15th, 1920

Welcome back to PI Radio. Senator Harding has won the Minnesota Primary 48% to Senator Johnson's 39%. President Lodge won 4%, after two primary losses in a row will the President be able to win the North Dakota Primary tomorrow? Speaking of North Dakota Senator Cox has won the primary over Fmr. VP Kern. Is Kern faltering and will Cox become the nominee? As always anything can change and I wish you all a happy Ides of March!

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May 1st, 1920

Welcome back to PI Radio. The Presidential Primaries have been very volatile these last few weeks. President Lodge has finally started winning some of the last few primaries, but thanks to it being proportionately divided his lead in delegates have not grown very much. He currently leads with 235 delegates verses Senator Harding's 95. The President has slipped in the polls though by 8-9 points as the others have taken his lost numbers. The Democratic primaries have seen Cox gain a couple more points on Kern. The general polls have seen the Democrats gain 7 points. The Republicans are still the favorite to win in the election, but as always anything can change from now until the election, which is 188 days away.

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Excellent posts. I'm really surprised Bryan beat Roosevelt in Massachusetts. That's a huge victory for Bryan to win a state in the financial belt of the country, considering his strength was in the West. 

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June 14th, 1920

Welcome back to PI Radio. President Lodge and VP Hughes has won reelection. The Democrats have seen the race become even more contested with Cox taking the lead, but many fear he might not have enough delegates to out-right win. The polls have shown the general election also become contested. The latest polls have The Republicans in the lead with 42.7% to the Democrats 41.9%, the Socialists still are at 10%. 144 days people!

 

@vcczar Thanks! I don't know too much about the elections before the 1940's, but I'm doing my best with trying to stay historically accurate and as we all know PI likes to have some wonky results.

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4 minutes ago, Sanser2016 said:

June 14th, 1920

Welcome back to PI Radio. President Lodge and VP Hughes has won reelection. The Democrats have seen the race become even more contested with Cox taking the lead, but many fear he might not have enough delegates to out-right win. The polls have shown the general election also become contested. The latest polls have The Republicans in the lead with 42.7% to the Democrats 41.9%, the Socialists still are at 10%. 144 days people!

 

@vcczar Thanks! I don't know too much about the elections before the 1940's, but I'm doing my best with trying to stay historically accurate and as we all know PI likes to have some wonky results.

Yeah, I wish there was something in the editor that could set a max % that a certain party or candidate could attain in a primary or general election result for any given state. This would crackdown on wonky/unrealistic results. If a number isn't inputted, then it could operate as normal providing realistic or wonky results. I've suggested this to @admin_270 a few times, but there might be some sort of issue with having such an option in the editor. 

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July 6th, 1920

Welcome back to PI. Today was the Democratic Convention and we saw was a rebuke President Bryan's successor John Kern. Senator Cox won quite handily with 533 delegates on the first round. He choose New York Governor Al Smith as his running mate. Also the Democrats have taken the lead in the general election polls. W.E.B. Du Bois has endorsed Debs over the two major party candidates. We are watching with anticipation to see what happens with 121 days left who will win?

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September 1st, 1920

Welcome back to PI Radio. Today marks the 65 days until the election. President Lodge has seen his support in Wisconsin become non-existent. Many assume it was because of his reluctance to dedicate a speech to deceased VP La Follette at the RNC. (For some reason it escaped me that the VP choice (lodge)  has a -100% if selected and my current number in WI is -11%) The Democrats have caught up to President Lodge in the electoral college and some think that Senator Cox might win. 

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Welcome back to PI Radio. It's election night 1920. How will the candidates do? Well lets find out. We will keep you updated throughout the night. President Lodge couldn't keep up with Senator Cox with campaigning and has maintained a tie with him for the last few weeks before tonight. The Socialists are looking at winning the highest vote count they will ever win.

It's 8PM and Senator Cox is currently leading with 62EV to President Lodge's 43EV. 

 

 

 

 

 

It's now 9PM and the electoral count is Cox's 178 to Lodge's 177. Many are watching here in the studio in great anticipation as you at home probably are too.

 

 

 

 

 

It's 9:30PM and President Lodge has taken the lead in the electoral college with 244 to Cox's 229. This race might be as tight as 1912!

 

 

 

 

 

It's now 10:30PM and Cox has taken the lead once again with 260EV to Lodge's 251EV. It seemed as if Deb's might have won Idaho, but at the moment Cox is leading.

 

 

 

 

 

It's now 11PM and Cox is still leading with 262EV to Lodge's 249EV. Cox is currently leading in President Lodge's home state of Massachusetts with 47% to 38% with about 55% in.

 

 

 

 

 

It's now midnight and we can safely say that President Lodge has been defeated for reelection. Some are saying they could hear President Lodge cussing up a storm in the oval office blaming La Follette for his loss. After the RNC Lodge's support in the Midwest collapsed and Cox took the lead in Wisconsin and Ohio. The biggest surprise of the night was Cox's win in Massachusetts over President Lodge. Thank you all for tuning in see you all tomorrow!

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President James Cox 1st Term events 1920-1924

November 2nd, 1920 - Democrats maintain their majorities in both chambers of Congress.

December 23rd, 1920 - Fmr. VP John W. Kern dies in bed.

March 4th, 1921 - James Cox and Al Smith are inaugurated.

May 19th, 1921 - Justice Edward White dies.

May 28th, 1921 - President Cox nominates John W. Davis.

May 30th, 1921 - Tulsa Race Riot.

July 3rd, 1921 - Davis is confirmed (87-9).

August 25th, 1921 - Black Mountain Battle.

May 30th, 1922 - Lincoln Memorial is dedicated by President Cox.

July 4th, 1922 - President Cox makes his first speech on the radio.

July 9th, 1922 - Justice William R. Day dies.

September 2nd, 1922 - President Cox nominates Ast. Sec. of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt for the Supreme Court.

November 1st, 1922 - Roosevelt confirmed along (59-37)

November 7th, 1922 - Republicans win majorities in both chambers of Congress.

December 30th, 1922 - USSR formed.

January 1st, 1923 - Rosewood Massacre.

May 10th, 1924 - J. Edger Hoover appointed head of the FBI

Analysis: President Cox's term was largely a boring term. He did almost nothing different from what Harding would've done. This might hurt his reelection chances as many still see the country unaffected from his Presidency.

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1924 Presidential Primaries

Republican Primaries

Fmr. VP Charles Evans Hughes

Fmr. Gov. Calvin Coolidge

Sen. Hiram Johnson

 

Democratic Primaries

President James Cox

Sen. Oscar Underwood (Me)

Gov. Charles Bryan

 

Socialist Primaries

Eugene Debs

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I'm no Socialist, but I'm looking forward to this possible early collapse of the two party system. 

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February 7th, 1924

Welcome back to PI Radio. Today kicks off our 1924 Presidential primaries! On the Democratic side President Cox is leading 45% to Sen. Underwood's 16% with Fmr. Pres. Bryan's younger brother at 9%. President Cox is leading by a lot and is expected to easily win renomination, but some are not happy with the results with his first term. Many are considering the other two as seen with the combined 25% between them. On the Republican side Fmr. VP Hughes is leading with 34% to Fmr. Gov. Coolidge's 21% with Sen. Johnson's 14%. Hughes was VP under our last President Lodge who lost reelection to President Cox. Many suspect it was because of his refusal to make a speech at the RNC about his first VP La Follette. Some consider Sen. Johnson the Western counterpart to VP La Follette and are looking at a way to cement his legacy. We are looking at a very unique setup in these primaries. Looking at the general polls we see the Republicans barely leading with 31% to the Democrats 30% with the Socialist party clocking in at 9%! But as we all know a lot can change from now until election day which is 271 days away.

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