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April 1st, 1924

Welcome back to PI Radio. Today was the Wisconsin Primary and President Cox saved face today by holding Sen. Underwood from his first win. These last couple of weeks have been tough for Underwood and Cox. After Cox won New Hampshire easily he lose South and North Dakota to Gov. Bryan who saw a small surge in the polls. With Underwood's loss in Wisconsin he might see his chance at the presidency disappear. The Republicans have watched Sen. Johnson win two states to Hughes and Coolidge's one each. The contest is far from over through and I am sure that we are all excited to watch it play out!

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May 9th, 1924

Welcome back to PI Radio. The Democratic race has become very interesting since the beginning of April with Cox retaking the reins of his party and winning contest after contest. The Republicans o the other hand have seen Hughes barely maintain his lead with all three contestants win primaries. The general has seen the Democrats retake the lead and now lead by 10 points, but as always anything can happen. 179 days y'all!

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June 12th, 1924

Welcome back to PI Radio. Today was the Republican convention. The candidates did not have a majority of delegates the first round. After the first round Sen. Johnson endorsed Fmr. VP Hughes giving him the nomination! Not surprising Hughes chose Sen. Johnson as his VP nominee. Pres. Cox has huge leads in all states voting at the convention and will be the nominee, but the formal coronati- sorry nomination is going to be next week.

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July 14th, 1924

Welcome back to PI Radio. Pres. Cox has been renominated and chose he current VP Al Smith as his VP nominee once again. We now move on to the general where the Republicans have caught up with the Democrats lead being cut down to 3 points. 113 days left till the polls close.

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October 13th, 1924

Welcome back to PI Radio. Pres. Cox has kept his small lead afloat while his electoral lead has diminished to a deficit. In 22 days we will see who can come out on top.

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Welcome back to PI Radio. Today is election night 1924, today we will see who will win the right to lead us for the next four years. Polls remained unchanged since the end of the summer. Pres. Cox seems to have regained his lost support from earlier. Fmr. VP Hughes seemed very eager to get to the election day hoping that he would be able to pull off a win.

It's 9:30PM and Hughes is leading with 279EV to Cox's 194EV We still have results pouring in so don't expect the winner to be called until at least around midnight.

 

 

 

 

 

It's now 10PM and Hughes is now leading with 301EV to Cox's 210EV. 

 

 

 

 

 

It's now 11:30PM and we can now call a winner! Pres. Cox has lost reelection to Fmr. VP and now President-elect Hughes. The current count is 312EV to 219EV the final results will be here within the hour.

 

 

 

 

 

The final results are in and they are Hughes 299EV to Cox 232EV. For the second time in 20 years the winner of the electoral college has lost the popular vote. We will see if this will renew calls for abolishing the college and moving to just the winner of the popular vote. Only time will tell. We will see y'all tomorrow goodnight now

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(I could sense that I was going to lose when in mid August my electoral advantage vanished before my eyes even though my popular vote was so high. Don't particularly like these results but hey what are you going to do? Create an alternative history :P )

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7 hours ago, Sanser2016 said:

Welcome back to PI Radio. Today is election night 1924, today we will see who will win the right to lead us for the next four years. Polls remained unchanged since the end of the summer. Pres. Cox seems to have regained his lost support from earlier. Fmr. VP Hughes seemed very eager to get to the election day hoping that he would be able to pull off a win.

It's 9:30PM and Hughes is leading with 279EV to Cox's 194EV We still have results pouring in so don't expect the winner to be called until at least around midnight.

 

 

 

 

 

It's now 10PM and Hughes is now leading with 301EV to Cox's 210EV. 

 

 

 

 

 

It's now 11:30PM and we can now call a winner! Pres. Cox has lost reelection to Fmr. VP and now President-elect Hughes. The current count is 312EV to 219EV the final results will be here within the hour.

 

 

 

 

 

The final results are in and they are Hughes 299EV to Cox 232EV. For the second time in 20 years the winner of the electoral college has lost the popular vote. We will see if this will renew calls for abolishing the college and moving to just the winner of the popular vote. Only time will tell. We will see y'all tomorrow goodnight now

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(I could sense that I was going to lose when in mid August my electoral advantage vanished before my eyes even though my popular vote was so high. Don't particularly like these results but hey what are you going to do? Create an alternative history :P )

 

7 hours ago, Sanser2016 said:

Welcome back to PI Radio. Today is election night 1924, today we will see who will win the right to lead us for the next four years. Polls remained unchanged since the end of the summer. Pres. Cox seems to have regained his lost support from earlier. Fmr. VP Hughes seemed very eager to get to the election day hoping that he would be able to pull off a win.

It's 9:30PM and Hughes is leading with 279EV to Cox's 194EV We still have results pouring in so don't expect the winner to be called until at least around midnight.

 

 

 

 

 

It's now 10PM and Hughes is now leading with 301EV to Cox's 210EV. 

 

 

 

 

 

It's now 11:30PM and we can now call a winner! Pres. Cox has lost reelection to Fmr. VP and now President-elect Hughes. The current count is 312EV to 219EV the final results will be here within the hour.

 

 

 

 

 

The final results are in and they are Hughes 299EV to Cox 232EV. For the second time in 20 years the winner of the electoral college has lost the popular vote. We will see if this will renew calls for abolishing the college and moving to just the winner of the popular vote. Only time will tell. We will see y'all tomorrow goodnight now

1924.png.916880647bf5561602e494d7579a04dc.png.

(I could sense that I was going to lose when in mid August my electoral advantage vanished before my eyes even though my popular vote was so high. Don't particularly like these results but hey what are you going to do? Create an alternative history :P )

First time a republican wins with out ohio.

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You won the popular vote decisively despite losing the electoral vote by 67. Probably because you decisively won most of the states you got while Hughes won all his states narrowly?

Also it looks like the Socialists will be a major driving force in future elections with such strong performances. But probably with someone other than Debs at the helm. 

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President Charles Evans Hughes 1st term events 1924-1928

November 4th, 1924 - Democrats win majorities in both houses.

November 9th, 1924 - Fmr. Pres. Henry Lodge dies.

December 1st, 1924 - Almost all Democratic members of Congress call for President-Elect Hughes to step aside and allow Pres. Cox to be renominated by the electoral college.

December 14th, 1924 - President Cox calls on Hughes to endorse the CoxPlan. ^

December 15th, 1924 - Hughes is formally elected President.

January 5th, 1925 - Justice Joseph McKenna dies.

January 21st, 1925 - President Cox nominates himself for the Supreme Court. He proposes that if confirmed he will not fight the results of the election and will serve after his Presidential term ends.

January 24th, 1925 - Hughes endorses Cox's nomination.

March 1st, 1925 - Cox is confirmed 95-1 to the Supreme Court making history.

March 4th, 1925 - Pres. Hughes and VP Johnson are inaugurated.

March 5th, 1925 - Cox starts his judicial term.

March 7th, 1925 - Hughes selects Al Smith as his Sec. of State.

July 26th, 1925 - Fmr. Pres. William Jennings Bryan dies. (Kinda sad as this PbP started with him :/ )

July 31st, 1925 - VP Johnson attends Bryan's funeral saying he was one of his biggest inspirations.

February 3rd, 1926 - New York Mayor claims that prohibition is very lucrative to all the bastards of NYC.

Summer 1926 - New York is put under strict curfew due to gang violence.

October 20th, 1926 - Eugene V. Debs dies. Many speculate what will this do to the Socialist party.

November 1st, 1926 - Pres. Hughes disappears for three days.

November 2nd, 1926 - Democrats win a super-majority in the House and almost win one in the Senate.

November 7th, 1926 - While visiting the U.K. Hughes is caught admitting he hid in a speakeasy to get away from the midterm results.

November 9th, 1926 - Republicans are calling for Hughes to apologize and the general public are demanding them to overturn Prohibition.

May 3rd, 1927 - Hughes endorses the idea to invest in the stock market in his "we need a day" speech.

May 31st, 1927 - The stock market closes at 400 points.

August 12th, 1927 - President Hughes announces that he will not be seeking re-election and endorses VP Johnson as his successor.

January 3rd, 1928 - VP Johnson is heard saying that Hughes should've never been President and that his choice to not support Lodge in 1916 was because of Hughes on the ticket.

January 8th, 1928 - Hughes announces that he reverses his decision and that he will be seeking re-election.

Analysis: Hughes's term was marked by two major scandals; the first being his win in the 1924 election and the second being hiding from the midterms. The tension between him and Johnson will be highlighted in the next primaries and will decide the future of the party. His endorsement of the stock market is setting it up for a bigger crash than in real life, lets see what happens.

Approval of Pres. Hughes at beginning of primaries - 42 (Remember the 20's were really a Republican stronghold, but look how its played out in this playthrough?)

Approval of VP Johnson at beginning of primaries - 56

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1928 Presidential Election

Republican Primaries

President Charles Evans Hughes

VP Hiram Johnson (Me)

Mr. Herbert Hoover

 

Democratic Primaries

Sec. of State Al Smith

Rep. Cordell Hull

Sen. James Reed

 

Socialist Primaries

Mr. Norman Thomas

 

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February 15th, 1928

Welcome back to PI Radio! Today kicks off the 1928 Presidential Primaries. On the Republican side Hughes leads the pact with 30% to Johnson's 26% to Hoover's 14% This primary will most likely be a showdown between the unpopular President and the semi-popular VP. On the Democratic side Sec. of State Smith leads with 34% to Hull's 21% to Reed's 15%. Smith is widely expected to win, but everything can change with the right mistakes. Concerning the general election the Democrats lead with 36% to the Republicans 34% tot the Socialists less that 1%. The Democrats are hoping to capitalize on the incompetent Hughes, but if he loses the primary they might see a repeat of 1924. Alas we are 235 days away.

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March 14th, 1928

Welcome back to PI Radio. Today was the NH primary and President Hughes saved face and held off a strong challenge from his own VP and won by 5% Hull won the primary in a surprise victory and by over 15%. This is sure to shake up the Democratic Primaries.

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March 21st, 1928

Welcome back to PI Radio. President Hughes suffered a major defeat in North Dakota today by losing the state to businessman Herbert Hoover by just 2% Reed beat Smith also in ND by almost 20%. What effect will this have on the upcoming elections?

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April 25th, 1928

Welcome back to PI Radio. VP Johnson has won his first state in OH by barely 1%. Hughes has risen to 40% with Johnson at 34% and Hoover at 18%. The Demoratic party has Smith at 47% with Hull at a distant 24%. The general has the Democrats and the Republicans tied. President Highes approval rating has also improved to 46% with Johnsons lowering slightly at 52% This seems to be the leading factor in the primaries, lets see how this plays out, until next time.

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June 12th, 1928

Welcome back to PI Radio. The Republican Convention will be brokered. Hughes is leading with the delegates but is short and needs one of the others to endorse him to win. Who will come out on top?

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June 15th, 1928

Welcome back to PI Radio. The RNC was today and on the second round of voting Hoover dropped out and endorsed VP Johnson. With the endorsement Hughes will be the first President in almost a century who lost renomination. President Hughes was reported to storm out of the RNC and did not make an appearance. Johnson choose Hoover as his VP and now they are off to face Smith.

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June 28th, 1928

Welcome back to PI Radio. Al Smith won the DNC and choose Senator Joseph Robinson as his VP. They head off to the general to face VP Johnson and Mr. Hoover. 130 days until the polls close for the next President of the United States.

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July 23rd, 1928

Welcome back to PI Radio. Today new polls have come out that show the Democratic nominee Al Smith up 2% over the Republican Hiram Johnson. Johnson has campaigned vigorously in the Midwest while Smith has campaigned in the West. At the moment each candidate can expect 252 electoral votes. with 106 days left a lot can change.

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September 3rd, 1928

Welcome back to PI Radio. Hiram Johnson has fallen in the polls by 2% and it seems that the Presidency might be too far for him to achieve. President Hughes said last week in a radio address that a Johnson presidency would ruin the country but so would a Smith presidency, but a Smith Presidency would help in the stock market and in markets abroad. 

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October 1st, 1928

Welcome back to PI Radio. VP Johnson has fallen even further behind in the polls and it seems all thanks to President Hughes who is asking the American people if they want financial uncertainty or financial security. Johnson is campaigning hard, but typical strongholds of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Wisconsin seems to be trending Democratic. Smith is looking to make history as the first Catholic President, but as always with 36 days away anything can happen.

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Welcome back to PI Radio. Today is election night 1928. Smith is the favorite, but the last few elections have produced surprises. Lets see who will win the right to lead us for the next four years.

Welcome it's 7PM and Smith is leading with all 28 available electoral votes.

 

 

 

 

 

It's 7:30PM and Smith is still leading with 69 electoral votes to Johnson's 4.

 

 

 

 

 

It's 8PM and Smith is now leading with 101 electoral votes to Johnson's 4. Johnson is expected to address the nation at 9:30PM.

 

 

 

 

 

It's now 9PM and Smith is now leading with 304 electoral votes to Johnson's 51. Smith is taking every state outside of the North East. We can project Al Smith as the next President of the United States. He has made history as he will become the first Catholic President.

 

 

 

 

 

It's now 9:30PM and Smith is leading with 321 to Johnson's 152. Johnson conceded publicly saying that the "Republican party has failed the nation and with these results hopefully Sec. Smith can lead us through this troubled time. We have mended the wounds before and we will do so once again. Never before has the nation faced such a responsibility that we do now. Progressiveness has been pushed aside by three Presidents for Conservatism and Pragmatism, we will allow Smith to lead the progressive charge and together we will return America to the days of glory. President Hughes has failed us and for that I am sorry, I can no longer serve under this President and so I resign the office of Vice President effective tomorrow morning at 7:00 AM. I will help the next President Al Smith pursue the progressive agenda. Goodnight all and God Bless these United States.

 

 

 

 

 

The final results are in and Al Smith wins with 366 electoral votes to Hiram Johnson's 165.

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President Al Smith 1st term events 1928-1932

November 6th, 1928 - Democrats win super-majorities in both the House and the Senate.

November 7th, 1928 - VP Hiram Johnson resigns blaming Pres. Hughes for his resignation.

March 4th, 1929 - Pres. Smith and VP Robinson are inaugurated.

March 5th, 1929 - Pres. Smith starts off on a statewide tour of NY to determine how to deal with he gang problem.

March 19th, 1929 - Pres. Smith names Fmr. Gov. Calvin Coolidge as deputy director to the newly created anti-gang coalition.

May 3rd, 1929 - Pres. Smith declares a "war" on the National Crime Syndicate.

May 17th, 1929 - Al Capone is arrested.

June 15th, 1929 - Fmr. Pres. Hughes speaks at the NYSE in favor of buying more stocks.

July 5th, 1929 - FBI director J. Edger Hoover and Calvin Coolidge work together to start arresting and leaders around the country.

October 25th, 1929 - The NYSE tumbles 300 points causing great hysteria.

October 27th, 1929 - In a speech to Congress Pres. Smith blames Fmr. Pres. Hughes for creating a "stock bubble".

October-December 1929 - Congress rapidly passes bailouts for banks and bills to soften the blow of "Black Friday".

February 3rd, 1930 - Justice William Taft resigns amid health problems.

February 12th, 1930 - Pres. Smith nominates Fmr. VP Hiram Johnson.

June 10th, 1930 - Johnson confirmed (88-8).

November 4th, 1930 - Democrats maintain slim leads in both the House and the Senate.

March 17th, 1931 - Nevada legalizes gambling.

June 22nd, 1931 - Pres. Smith calls for the allies to forgive the debts of WWI to help ease the economic problems.

January 12th, 1932 - Justice Oliver Holmes dies.

January 14th, 1932 - Pres. Smith nominates Sen. Hugo Black.

February 1st, 1932 - Black confirmed (60-36).

February 25th, 1932 - A news paper article suggests that President Smith saved the US from a larger economic disaster.

March 2nd, 1932 - 20th Amendment is submitted for ratification.

Analysis: Smith's term was scarred by the Great Depression, but Smith was more successful in softening the effects of it. It is still bad, but not as bad. Smith's call for the erasing of the debt of WWI gets people to consider it. He is pushing Progressive legislation, but without a super-majority and the Great Depression it is not as successful as Pres. Bryan's terms. But overall his term is pretty successful. He also gets the hesitation about Catholics obliterated.

Approval of Pres. Smith at beginning of primaries - 56

Approval of VP Robinson at beginning of primaries - 55

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1930 Presidential Election

Republican Primaries

Mr. Herbert Hoover

Sen. Joseph France

Sen. John J. Blaine

 

Democratic Primaries

President Al Smith (Me)

Speaker John Garner

Senator James Reed

 

Socialists Primaries

Mr. Norman Thomas

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January 12th, 1932

Welcome back to PI Radio. Today kicks off the 1932 Presidential primaries. Incumbent President Smith is facing two challengers. Polls have Smith at 39% to Speaker of the House John Garner's 17% with Sen. James Reed's 13%. Smith is widely expected to win renomination. On the Republican side Mr. Herbert Hoover, the 1928 VP nominee is topping the polls with 37% with Sen. Joseph France at 18% with Sen. John Blaine at 15%. Hoover may be polling high, but with such inexperience will he be able to win the nomination? The polls for the general have the Democrats one point behind the Republicans, but polls indicate the general Republican strongholds of New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin are closer than usual. But with neither Hiram Johnson and Charles Hughes leading the Republicans maybe they will be able to win? This election might be a landslide as we always know anything can change from now until when the polls close in 298 days.

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