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2020 Parliamentarian US Election RP Poll

Low Player Effort 2020 Parliamentarian US Election RP Poll(Full Info In Comments)  

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  1. 1. Do You Have The Time And Interest To Participate In a 2020 US Election RP, In Which The US Has Transitioned To A Proportional Parliamentarian System?

    • Yes, I have the time and interest to play.
    • I may have the time and interest to play.
    • No, I have not the time, or perhaps the interest, to participate.

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  • Poll closed on 05/02/2020 at 02:00 PM

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The RP would be formed in the likeness of the German Election RP run by @Hestia11, and it would follow the same formula of 3 events a day. I will launch it in the next couple of days if I find the public support for it. The RP would take place in the 3 months leading up to the 2020 election, with one day equaling one week in-game. The electoral system would be based on the Israeli Nation-wide Proportional Representation System, but modified to allow for a state-wide system with 20 seats per-state and a 5% cutoff to receive seats. Trump would remain President, with his role being reduced to a ceremonial one, up until a snap-Presidential election set to be held in early 2021. Congress would remain as a transitionary body leading up to the Parliament's election, and the separate Parties would decide their leaders in two ways. Major Parties with Congressional Representation would decide among their Congressional, Senate and House, members as possible Party leaders. Minor Parties can decide among prominent leaders in the Party.

In terms of a list of Parties, here is what I have. If we have a shortage, I can cut Parties, or allow someone to play multiple, if they wish. And, if you may, give feedback or suggestions! 

Democratic Coalition:
The Democratic Party(Taken): Representing the establishment/Moderate wing of the prior-existing Party. More Centrist due to breakaway factions. Lead by Andrew Cuomo.

The Progressives(Taken): Representing a Left-Wing, but not too far Left, split off from the Democrats. Warren instant figurehead in the Party, but not a shoe-in leader. Will start in coalition with the Democrats. Elizabeth Warren and Richard Ojeda will lead The Progressives.

The Humanity Front(Taken By Me): I will likely play this Party. The Party was formed by Democrats such as Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang, both no longer fearful of Trump wielding power, in order to spread a message warning of Automation and UBI, as well as non-interventionism. It is in a coalition with the Democratic Party at the start, but only in the name of defeating the Republican bloc, and to hopefully work with the Democrats in supporting UBI if the Front gains popular support. Lead by Andrew Yang.
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The Third/Minor Parties In No Coalition:
The Centre Bloc(Taken): A Party formed through a coalition of disaffected voters, Billionaires Mike Bloomberg and Howard Shultz, and Independent/Third Party figureheads, hopes to bring a message of Centrism to America. The Party will be led by Charlie Crist.

The Libertarian Party(Taken): The Libertarian Party, with the new political system, is now looking for routes to spread its message to the new Parliament. Justin Amash, as the first Libertarian Congressman, is a likely leader, but something could change. Divided between hard-Libertarianism, and soft-Libertarianism. Justin Amash and Gary Johnson to lead Party.

Democratic Socialists Of America(Taken): Representing a union between the current DSA, the former Green Party, and a breakaway faction of Democrats. It starts in no coalition, initially refusing offers from the Democrats. Can have Bernie likely initial leader, but other options like AOC or Green Party co-founder Howie Hawkins do exist, as well as many more. Lead by Bernie Sanders.

California National Party(Taken): A group of disillusioned Democrats vying to establish an independent California based on Left-Wing ideals. Katie Porter is chosen leader.
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The Never Trumper Coalition:
The Republic's Defenders(Taken): Made up of Never-Trumper Republicans, the Party is based around Moderate-Conservatism, and has the primary goal of defeating the Trumpian-Republican Party. Rubio and Romney likely leaders. Lead by John Kasich.

Unity Party(Taken): Made up of washed-up politicians from the New England Republican era, is built out of the dying breed of the New England Republican. Unlikely to crack 5% outside of New England, but is led by Olympia Snowe.
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The Republican Coalition:
The Republican Party(Taken): Transformed into a populist force supporting Trump, this Republican Party is primed to fight for Trumpian ideals. Pence, in return for announcing his candidacy for the Parliament, appears to be a likely leader, but other leaders may arise such as Joni Ernst, and others. The Party will be led by Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham. 

The True Conservatives(Taken): Made up of hard-right conservatives, Cruz and Tom Cotton likely leaders, with the Party looking to fight with the Republicans for common goals, but also while representing a more Conservative brand. Bill Lee will lead the Party.

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Note, the starting coalitions are mostly suggestions meant to set up the political situation. And, due to Congress in its current form still existing in election day, I find it reasonable that the former and current Democrats or Republicans in Congress would continue to work together in Congress. You can easily leave a coalition as a Party, but you can also develop joint-strategies with the Parties you are in a coalition with.

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I call Democratic Socialist if this happens ;) 

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Perhaps, we shall see.

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1 hour ago, Mr.Blood said:

this Republican Party is primed to fight for Trumpian ideals. Pence, in return for announcing his candidacy for the Parliament, appears to be a likely leader, but other leaders may arise such as Joni Ernst, and others.

 

Which "ideals," do you refer to? "Trumpism," is not an ideology or a coherent platform, it's more of a socio-political attitude and tenor - and a very toxic and socially caustic and degenerative one at that - and thus is probably due to be short-lived, in and of itself, but not until the full and irrepairable damage to the current state of American political culture (the 5th Party System, as the term is used in American political history) has been well and truly inflicted.

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1 minute ago, Patine said:

Which "ideals," do you refer to? "Trumpism," is not an ideology or a coherent platform, it's more of a socio-political attitude and tenor - and a very toxic and socially caustic and degenerative one at that - and thus is probably due to be short-lived, in and of itself, but not until the full and irrepairable damage to the current state of American political culture (the 5th Party System, as the term is used in American political history) has been well and truly inflicted.

Referring to the Right-wing populism which has infected the Republican Party. Ideals, as in the populist xenophobia, economic nationalism, and isolationism which Trump, in his lying manner, sold to the Republican base. Please, I wish to not be bogged down in a political-science debate. This is a poll I started referring to an already fanciful scenario involving the US becoming a Parliamentarian Democracy, all on the internet. Thus, in that light, I will now ask you to unwind over one word in my explanation of the poll, and I ask you to please stop trying to start a debate that no one was asking for.

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Just now, Mr.Blood said:

Referring to the Right-wing populism which has infected the Republican Party. Ideals, as in the populist xenophobia, economic nationalism, and isolationism which Trump, in his lying manner, sold to the Republican base. Please, I wish to not be bogged down in a political-science debate. This is a poll I started referring to an already fanciful scenario involving the US becoming a Parliamentarian Democracy, all on the internet. Thus, in that light, I will now ask you to unwind over one word in my explanation of the poll, and I ask you to please stop trying to start a debate that no one was asking for.

Very well. I will end with the statement that Trump is given too much credit for this movement. He did not start or sell it, and he is not it's founder. He is merely a symptom and an opportunist of a disease that was already well entrenched for years previously. I won't debate further - it just bugs me that an egotistic and opportunistic showman is viewed by so many as being an "architect of evil," when he's really just the vociferous mascot of the movement. I am finished.

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I am very much interested, wondering how much content would be expected though, also would IRL people be involved or made up characters?

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Just now, BetOnBeto said:

I am very much interested, wondering how much content would be expected though, also would IRL people be involved or made up characters?

All IRL leaders, and if you are a major Party, you can choose your leader from current members of Congress aligned with your ideology. If you are minor, a key leader of your movement or Party. Though I listed them under the Third Party section, the Democratic Socialists Of America are considered Major, as a note, but they are not aligned with any coalition, so I had to list them with the Third/Minor Parties. You would only need 3 small events describing your Party's events, ads, declarations, or other activities, and I will role a D10 to decide how successful each event was.  

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2 hours ago, Mr.Blood said:

The Progressives: Representing a Left-Wing, but not too far Left, split off from the Democrats. Warren instant figurehead in the Party, but not a shoe-in leader. Will start in coalition with the Democrats.

 

I would like the Progressives or California ;)

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Shoot, this is actually looking like it is coming together nicely. Over the weekend, the poll will be open, so if everyone can, say who you intend to play as, so I have a confirmed count by Monday. Then, by Monday, or Tuesday, hopefully we have the numbers to launch!

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Also, certain Parties may need to be played in sync with another Party, by someone. I do not know if this will end up being the case, but as long as someone is willing to do it, I believe we could make it work. If we had everyone who is a "maybe" be able to play, we would have 8 players, so I can hope we can grow over the weekend and avoid that.  

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I'd like to play as either the Progressives, or the Socialists.

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3 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

I'd like to play as either the Progressives, or the Socialists.

@TheMiddlePolitical Was the first to call the Democratic Socialists, so it is down to you and @Hestia11 for the Progressives. Hestia seemed open to the idea of playing the California People's Party, so he may be okay playing as them. 

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1 minute ago, Mr.Blood said:

@TheMiddlePolitical Was the first to call the Democratic Socialists, so it is down to you and @Hestia11 for the Progressives. Hestia seemed open to the idea of playing the California People's Party, so he may be okay playing as them. 

I'll do CA :) Time to make it a powerhouse like the SNP. 

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If you still need people you know my strengths but I can do whatever you need.

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Okay @WVProgressive, looks like the Progressives are all yours.

5 minutes ago, Hestia11 said:

I'll do CA :) Time to make it a powerhouse like the SNP. 

According to the most recent polling I could find, CA independence was around 25% in support. That was in 2017, though, so I will probably place you at a cool 15-20%.

 

4 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

If you still need people you know my strengths but I can do whatever you need.

Thanks for the offer, and I will be monitoring how the recruitment process goes over the weekend, and I will make sure not to place any undue burden on you.

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Just now, Mr.Blood said:

According to the most recent polling I could find, CA independence was around 25% in support. That was in 2017, though, so I will probably place you at a cool 15-20%.

 

It's time to grow it! :D

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@Mr.Blood For the old coalition, I would like my main candidate to be Olympia Snowe (Moderate Republican Ex-Senator from Maine). Also, I would like to rename my group to the “Unity Party”. They are fiscally moderate right and socially moderate left. Main themes are bipartisanship in the government, integrity, and gender issues (primarily female representation).

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2 minutes ago, Zenobiyl said:

@Mr.Blood For the old coalition, I would like my main candidate to be Olympia Snowe (Moderate Republican Ex-Senator from Maine). Also, I would like to rename my group to the “Unity Party”. They are fiscally moderate right and socially moderate left. Main themes are bipartisanship in the government, integrity, and gender issues (primarily female representation).

Considering the group is a new political group, I'd say you can change the name, and I will change the name on the topic post. However, at the start you will still be a part of the Never Trumper Coalition. Olympia sounds good as well. Also,  @MishFox , can let me know your final Party decision, so I can keep track?

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Just now, Mr.Blood said:

Considering the group is a new political group, I'd say you can change the name, and I will change the name on the topic post. However, at the start you will still be a part of the Never Trumper Coalition. Also,  @MishFox , can let me know your final Party decision, so I can keep track? 

Yeah that’s fine. Olympia was against Trump IRL.

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Also, I am officially going to play as The Humanity Front.

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