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  1. Select Leader Button now enabled for Congress Infinity 2022.
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  2. 1.1.4 is released, has been for about 2 weeks while I waited to see if anyone had significant problems with it. https://270soft.com/2021/09/21/president-infinity-2021-v-1-1-4/
    3 points
  3. My guess is Beto's run against Cruz is the high mark of his political career. It was a good run, but still fell short. I think replicating the enthusiasm of that run will be difficult.
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  4. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/577140-cassidy-says-he-wont-vote-for-trump-if-he-runs-in-2024
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  5. McConnell (of course), Cruz, Scott (FL), Johnson, Portman, Lee (Senate Scenario) Warren, Bennet, Whitehouse, Schumer, Sanders, Klobuchar, Stabenow, Brown, Shaheen, Tester(?). I dunno. What is your criteria (i.e., do they have to be in a seat that's up or not?)? Because if it's literally anyone (like in the 2020 POTUS scenario), then we could go for Biden/Trump/Pence/Harris as choices as well. But if it's seats up/those not up-that knind of thing-options become limited for each scenario. Which I actually kind of like. Makes it so that you're not playing as Obama every 2 years lol
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  6. No way to do this currently (outside of creating a state-based campaign).
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  7. OK, ads now use the same CPs system as polls. So if you are creating more ads than your Ads Strength, it costs 1 CP per ad.
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  8. Making the leaders the "actual" senate/house leaders would also make the US games more like the UK games. Nice change.
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  9. Yes, very good idea!
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  10. Considering making Congress Infinity a bit more leader focused. For ex., in 2020 instead of the NRSC leader Todd Young, it would be Senate leader Mitch McConnell as leader in the Senate 2020 campaign. I think this is a) more engaging, as people tend not to know who the NRSC leader (in this case) is, and b) more realistic - the Senate leader probably has more influence than the NRSC Chair. In addition to the cosmetic change (name), there might be more possibilities opened up in terms of leader actions (fundraisers, interviews, policy speech are the likely ones).
    2 points
  11. My understanding is they do these events on a set in a building across from the Whitehouse for technical reasons. But just looks silly to me.
    2 points
  12. Version 1.1 @lizphairphreak@vjw@populist86@Ishan@Sunnymentoaddict Forum 2020.zip
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  13. ... and also it is easier to improve code speed.
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  14. It means better development. Fewer bugs, faster features implementation.
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  15. Have switched from using Visual Studio to Jet Brains Rider for developing the game. At first, it's a bit like learning to walk again. Rider gives me so much information I almost don't know what to do. The biggest complaint I have at this point is it gives me almost too much information. Visual Studio was a big upgrade from the coding environment I was using before switching to C#, but Rider is a significant upgrade from Visual Studio.
    2 points
  16. More like Beta O'Cuck *dabs on the libruls*
    2 points
  17. Debate Prep affects Barnstorms and Interviews???
    1 point
  18. Leaders in Congress Infinity can also do Debate Prep, as effects Barnstorming and Interviews.
    1 point
  19. Leaders in Congress Infinity can now do every Surrogates can do, and also Policy Speeches and Issue Knowledge.
    1 point
  20. Trump will do way better with these random republicans refusing to back him because it gives him something to fight against. Despite all the media proclamations for 4 years, Trump's GOP base is outstandingly loyal to him. 94% of Republicans voted for him, up from 92% in 2016.
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  21. Well, that's easy. For Senior GOP leaders, I guess you could just look up "Top Republicans/Dems in the Seant/House". I mean, i'd love to go around stumping for GOP members I like as Romney and ignore everyone else-but that's a weird tangent. As stated before, Scott from Florida is apparantly a "top" GOP official or something? I don't really know, I just know some of the big names.
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  22. Trump is +10 vs Biden and +13 vs Harris in a Rasmussen Poll. The Poll is a B-grade poll that leans Conservative, but that's a significant margin. Trump never polled that against a Democrat in his life. Here's what a 2024 election result would look like if there's any truth to the poll vs. Biden. Add ME and VA flipping with Harris:
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  23. Yeah, I think you're right. I was initially glad they banned him, but I admit that was more of an emotional thing. After a couple of days, I opposed the banning, mainly because I'd rather Trump shoot himself in the foot. However, he was banned and still lost, so who knows if Twitter helped in that or if Biden would have won by a larger margin with Trump on Twitter.
    1 point
  24. Might make the ads system like the new polls system, in that you can make upto Ads Strength number of ads simultaneously without it costing any CPs. But for each one above that threshold, it costs 1 CP.
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  25. Trump without Twitter will cut all these issues in half.
    1 point
  26. You could add more options for the Republican Party & Democratic Leaders. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Speaker_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives_election
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  27. Just some quick thoughts that I had on how Democrats could turn it around: 1. Biden and Democrats need to keep positive and calm over COVID policy and economic reports. Things like, "We got this" and "Everything is going according to plan," and "You'll see improvement before midterms. Just you see." Things like that will at least give the allusion that they got this under control. COVID is the key thing keeping Biden's approval low now that Afghanistan has kind of faded off. 2. Biden needs to score a blunder-free foreign policy success before early voting Midterms. China is the big newsmaker. Score some sort of major deal with them. Biden needs to have this in the works yesterday and I hope he does. 3. Biden and the Democratic-controlled Congress must pass their agenda before Midterms. Infrastructure must pass. Financial assistance for the pandemic must pass. Both are popular. Make it known that Trump would not prioritize these. 4. Democrats must win the VA Gov election to stifle any momentum for Republicans. Send all the superstars to VA, especially the VA Beach area which is independent heavy. 5. Consistently make it about Trump. Consistently bring up the Jan 6th Insurrection. 6. Provoke Trump into announcing a run for the presidency before midterms so as to make the midterms about Trump and not Biden's approval. A good way to provoke Trump is to consistently call him a coward or a waffler because he hasn't announced yet. Antagonize the hell out of him. Compare him to a teenage girl. "You know, Donald? The fat one-term president that tried to launch a coup? Yeah, him. He's all girl." Provoking Trump will also likely mean DeSantis and others won't run. We then know who Biden will face and it will be someone with more baggage than Biden. 7. Biden needs to announce an exciting post-midterm agenda. Things that matter to his base, to Progressives, and to independents. Don't worry about satisfying people that are going to vote Trump regardless. 8. Democrats should also focus on flooding Florida with Democratic star power. If DeSantis loses in Florida (will be tough to beat him), then he likely won't run for president, regardless if Trump runs or not. Focus #2 should be Texas. Abbott is more unpopular than Trump or Biden. 9. Biden needs more of a social media presence. Perhaps three FaceTime videos (or something like that) a week. In these, he should seem confident, empathetic, hopeful, nice, and in charge. 10. Pro-Biden or Anti-Trump political opinion writers need to flood the news sources with articles and headlines that show where and how things are improving under Biden. Let the candidates point blame at Republicans. Let the news show that Biden's administration is doing its job. Had some other ideas, but thought 10 was enough. I'm curious as to what you think, specifically, would increase Democrat odds in 2022 and in 2024.
    1 point
  28. Jimmy Carter continues to move up the rankings of Presidents ...
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  29. Any info you're willing to share on progress?
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  30. This actually helps me work. A bit before my time, so I'm hearing some of this music more or less for the first time. A while back I was listening to a song by Journey, and was thinking 'the vocals here are pretty good - no, they're technically really good'. Turns out the lead singer was reknown for his talent and technique.
    1 point
  31. there was absolutely no one besides Biden who could have beaten Trump who ran. That's why the media was so desperate to get him the nomination despite the voters so clearly looking for other options. Who else would be able to get the white suburban swing state voters better than Biden? A progressive candidate like Bernie or Warren would have gotten crushed despite Trump's poor work on COVID. Trump tried to paint Biden as far left which is an attack that fell flat given he's relatively moderate. The other centrist candidates were too inexperienced or had too much baggage for most independent voters. Biden was the perfect person to run against Trump running against the perfect circumstance for him with COVID. A 2024 race vs Kamala is extremely winnable, though I must admit the media has done a fantastic job of not placing any blame on her for the Biden administration's failures so far.
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  32. Yeah, but I was talking about Biden vs my preferred candidates (Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren). I also said I would feel a lot less anxious with Biden as nominee over Sanders. I don't think Biden was any more electable than most of those running. He wasn't necessarily worse either though. I think if any were stronger than Biden it was Buttigieg or Booker. Unfortunately for Booker, he was like everyone's 2nd or 3rd choice in the primaries so no one voted for him. It's good to be everyone's 2nd or 3rd choice in a deadlocked Convention, but not in primary eras since 1972.
    1 point
  33. I totally understand where you are coming from, but I live in Minnesota and was born here, but it just is to dominated by the larger cities. One point on Florida they have had a Republican since 1998? Or 2002 as a Governor, even though Crist is a Democrat now, and looking at the shellacking Biden recieved in Florida I hope Desantis and bring his brand for longer than the next term he will serve.
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  34. I am so ready to move to Florida for the sole fact the Desantis is in charge there. The forced Vaccine mandates are getting more and more scary everyday. The Media and Democrats are out there trying to divide americans into medical apartheid as charlie kirk likes to say and I tend to agree with him. Soon seperate but equal will again be the law of this land but passed entirely on medical status.
    1 point
  35. Superdelegates should be added Also, ranked choice primaries.
    1 point
  36. Another thing to consider is that Biden's average Net Approval/Disapproval is only -3.7 compared to Trump's -16.9 when he was only 255 days in his term. Trump was able to nearly win reelection despite routinely being lower than Biden's current approval rating. This shows the power of partisanship and of incumbency, I think. Trump would probably have lost in a landslide (and Biden would be facing the same) if this election were in 1980 or before. As this is the case, I suspect Biden is favored to win reelection so long as he can improve to 47%, which is about where Obama was for most of the 2012 general election. Biden is currently at an average of 45%. One thing to consider as we get to Biden vs _____ polls is this: Will Biden vs. DeSantis polls be more accurate than Biden vs. Trump polls or does the "Shy Trump Voter" effect also effect DeSantis? Is the "Shy Trump Voter" still shy? I think what it will take for Biden to lose is if a noticeable fragment of Democratic voters oppose Biden, similar to how a fragment of GOP voters opposed Trump. We also have to see if the Independents that swerved away from Obama to join Trump only to swerve back to join Biden stay with Biden. I think they're unlikely to swerve back to Trump, but they might swerve back to DeSantis.
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  37. I don't know too much about bitcoin, so I won't really make too much of a judgment on them. But I do have some concerns with bitcoin that would have to be alleviated for me to really support them. I have an interesting bitcoin story though, which might show some of the flaws of bitcoin at the moment. I used to go to a 24-hour coffee shop in Austin called Bennu. For awhile it had a Bitcoin ATM, which was it's only ATM machine. The owner of the business supported Bitcoin. One day I walked in and ordered a coffee. All I had was my debit card. I was below the required minimum for using my debit card, so I asked the barista if there was an ATM machine besides the Bitcoin machine. She said, "no." I went to the machine to see if there was a way to get money out of it. Couldn't figure out a way to do so. I then asked, "Do you even take bitcoins?" Barista said, "no." I then asked, "Does anyone every use this ATM?" The barista said, "Yeah, I've seen someone use it once or twice since I've been here." "How long have you been here?" "About 4 years." I remember thinking that it might as well distribute monopoly money as I walked out of the coffee shop to get on a bus so I could get to the next ATM machine so I could get my coffee. I asked the bus driver if he took Bitcoins. He said, "no." Some of my concerns with bitcoins are the following: Can everyone have access to them, even if they don't have standard technology like a CPU or cell phone? Do people that jumped on the bandwagon early have a clear financial advantage over those that jump in late or very late? Is it a less volatile currency? Is it less subject to inflation? Is there a chance the currency could be wiped out--made useless--either by cyber attack or by government intervention or etc. This would be a shame if someone had all their money in bitcoins. Is this a currency would can carry in their pocket if they need pocket currency? If it must be exchanged into standard US Currency to do this, then it just seems better to cut out the middle man (Bitcoin) I heard that there's something called mining that is done on CPUs to create currency. I was sort of half-watching something on it. A man mined bitcoins in his basement with the help of dozens of CPUs. If this is something that happens or creates wealth, I feel it unfairly rewards people that 1) got started early, and 2) rewards those that are already wealthy enough to afford many CPUs and the space to have them. And I probably have some other concerns I can't think of at the moment. I think some sort of currency reform is a good idea, but I'm not convinced Bitcoin is the right way to do it at the moment. There's a lot of things about it that seem schemish or speculative in my rather superficial understanding of them.
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  39. 5% support nationally Bonuses: PA+5, OH+3, MI+3, NV+3, AZ-3, NC-3, GA-5, TX-5
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  40. 1. 10 PIP 2.On a 1-10 scale what would your attributes be? Leadership: 5 Experience: 2 Integrity: 5 Issue Familiarity General/Primaries" (5 for primaries/8 for general) Charisma: 5 Stamina: 10 Debating General/Primaries: (8 for primaries/9 for general) Idealogue: 1 Ambition: 3 Corruption (It is a Campaign attribute, but still...): 2 I'll have it that Campaign attributes will be automatically 7 in the general election, so I would request only numbers for primary elections. Command: 2 Strategic: 6 Ads: 10 Spin: 5 Fundraising: 1 Research: 2 Polling: 10 Ground: 5
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  41. 1) A description of yourself (for the blurbs) Leo is a businessman based in Pennsylvania after attending university in California, and working in New York. A former Democrat who left the party as its constituency became increasingly upscale. Will America reject neoliberalism and internationalism? 2) The name of your Super Pacs (and their power on a 1-5 scale). Our Nation (2 for primary, 2 for general) 3) Any "events" you would like to suggest? Leo advocates for pardoning Edward Snowden and Julian Assange Leo calls for the end of US NATO involvement Leo calls for a cancellation of US debt owed to China 4) Also, which candidates would you be open to have as your VP? Bold all those you want as your VP? Conservative Elector2, jvikings1, PotatoWalrus, Jeff Sessions, Shelley Moore Capito
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  42. Name: Leo Francisco Occupation: Businessman from Pennsylvania Money :$20000/$100000 Surrogates: The Lions (1/1/1)
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  43. Hi Anthony, Just doing some testing and had a scenario deleted when importing from a folder. Thanks
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  44. This is how Chancellor Forever was created. I collaborated with a German political institute. It was a big hassle doing a bilingual game. It's not a top priority right now. There's a huge amount of work to do on existing products.
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  45. Using my same algorithm for predicting the 2020 results, I am getting the following result for if the election happened today. Note: there's A LOT of data that isn't available yet, so this is a less confident analysis than what I'll be able to make in the general election 2024. Some of you may know I only missed ME-2 in the last election. I don't have as sufficient # of state polls for 2024, so this is using almost exclusively favorability, generic polls, approval, disapproval, trends from 2016 to 2020, new voter restriction laws likely to pass, etc.
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  46. Sometimes a bill just takes longer. Nothing unusual. Happens with every president and every congress.
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  47. As I predicted, Trudeau wins. But in a completely unnecessary election he called in order to get a majority, he gets fewer votes than in 2019, is still in a minority, and gets almost 2% fewer votes than the 2nd place party. He then claims he has a mandate.
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  48. The biggest loser is probably the Green party leader as her leadership might be questioned further and she failed to win her riding. O'Toole most likely will stick around as the Tories might not want to change leadership too quickly and frankly he's a good leader. PPC while improving on the popular vote didn't really gain any seats. Maxine Bernier should probably run out west tbh especially if he wants to have a voice in parliament. The Bloc did well too. They certainly still hold a good amount of influence like previous years. The NDP is also satisfied with itself but there might be questions just like there were after Mulcair as to what they need to do next to gain more seats. As for Singh's leadership, who knows? He's certainly popular with the base but there's always the possibility of a leadership challenge. The Maverick Party. I'll need to look into how they did before I can give my own thoughts. Don't take me too seriously. Just my thoughts on the whole post election
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  49. Been doing a lot of work on Prince Edward Island after discovering how small of a scenario it is. Full Regions'Seats info done (at least the seats), (lot of errors needed to be fixed tho), the rest of the work won't be too much work, seeing as the Quebec 2018 scenario didn't take as long after getting all the info down pat. You guys might see big additions today :} 2019 - Prince Edward Island Campaign (Prime Minister Infinity - Canada) | The 270soft Wiki | Fandom
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