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8 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

No and that is exactly why I was indignant, because you assume, I'm simply trying to tell him that he did it incorrectly and should amend it since that would be a Constitutional battle. I think amending the Constitution is best in that scenario! But that doesn't change that it is in the Constitution and must be taken out through the proper channels.

But Davis completely ignored those procedures himself at numerous points during the Civil War, grossly violating his own Constitution numerous time. He was far worse than Lincoln in the North for it. It is also possible that, with such ground tread may, it may make it easier for a postwar government to flaunt convention. You've seen this snowball effect yourself in the RL U.S., especially since the '30's (although, in that case, moreso ignoring and circumventing Constitutional law than successfully changing it, de jure, on paper, but do you see that point, at least)?

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1873 Presidential Elections


-VP Robert M.T. Hunter

-KY Sen. John C. Breckenridge

-MO Gov. Francis P. Blair Jr 

-GA Sen. John B. Gordon

It is a battle of the same temperaments in a two versus two manor, The hard-nosed,aggressive rhetoric of Blair and Gordon,and the articulate and careful rhetoric of Breckenridge and Hunter. Statehood making was a major issue in the primaries. 4 New states were hearing gambles. Cuba,Oklahoma,New Mexico,and Arizona. Oklahoma was the nearest to officially becoming a state after Pres. Lees negotiations. Lee of course signed an order to let new states decide if slavery were to be legal there. Hunter had the same view of slavery as Lee,but moreso Liberal. Hunter flat out said that "Slavery will be,and should be one day illegal." Hunters purpose for this was to garner more trading partners and allies. Breckenridge was fine with Lee's slave law,but was kind of murky on his actual view of slavery. Blair flat out wanted to make slavery illegal. He said "It is in-humane,it will garner us allies,and open up work for new opportunities with more workers,and more entrepreneurs." Gordon was pro-slavery flat out. He said if they were to make slavery illegal it would "Be a second depression for our young country". John B. Gordon was crude,and tough. He was carrying the slavery bearer for the Democratic Party. All candidates wanted to make the colonies new states eventually,with also all wanting to expand the railroad system. Immigration was starting to arise as an issue,The Democratic party and Whig party were very different on the issue,With Dems being pro and Whigs being anti. John B. Gordon was the most anti-immigration dem candidate. Saying "We must take care of our own before others". The Primary is completely expected to be a tossup,with nobody having a clue who will win. 

Round 1

(1):GA Sen. John B. Gordon-30.1%

(2):VP Robert M.T. Hunter-27.9%

(3):KY Sen. John C. Breckenridge-24.4%

(4):MO Gov. Francis P. Blair Jr.-17.6%

It is shown that the CSA is not yet to completely embrace slavery illigalization,with Blair Jr. finishing last. However,the most pro-slavery candidate,Gordon finished first,with VP Hunter in close second. 

Round 2

(W):VP Robert M.T. Hunter-56.8%

(L):GA Sen. John B. Gordon-43.2%

Hunter pulls through with the victory. He selects General P.G.T. Beauregard as his VP,sticking with his Generals,saying "After President Lee we can see how amazing the leadership qualities generals have at a national level". 

In BREAKING news Gordon announced after hearing his defeat that he will be running as a independent in the general election saying "Our country can not illegalize slavery,and destroy our economy". TN Sen. Andrew Johnson is also running as an independent,meaning there will be 4 candidates on the General election ballot (notice at the moment there is only 1 round for the general election,meaning a simple majority of votes will win) 

ROUND 1 MAP-Hunter blue,Breckenridge yellow,Blair Jr. green,Gordon red


ROUND 2 MAP-Hunter blue,Gordon red


Whig candidates (TO BE UPDATED)

-MO Sen. John B. Clark Jr.

-MS Gov. Lucius Q.C. Lamar

-GA. Sen. Alexander H. Stephens (Former Democrat and VP)


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