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  1. 21 hours ago, Patine said:

    As far as I've known, Aboriginal Affairs is a strictly and reserved power for the Federal Government alone, as the successor to "the Crown," who signed all those treaties, and explicitly stated as such a jurisdiction in the Constitution Act (formerly British North America) act 1867, and not altered in the Canada Act 1982. This has not stopped Provincial Governments from trying to deal with First Nations directly from a perceived status of legal authority, but the First Nations always tend to "remind," the Provincial Government of the exclusive Federal jurisdiction, especially if they don't like fully what the Province is saying, or the Province is not offering money or a land increase up front, I'm afraid to say. It's like all of those U.S. Gubernatorial scenarios, where "Military Intervention," "Foreign Affairs," "Foreign Trade," "National Security," "Immigration," and "Social Security," are just still in the issues list, and not replace by issues specific to that state and race. Just a bit of advice there. Otherwise, looking good (except the Wildrose Alliance only got 12 seats in 2012, so your example game is FAR better of an election campaign than they did- perhaps slightly on the implausible, if not IMPOSIBLE side - but TheorySpark games let us do that to a degree - there have been players here who've beaten Reagan in 1984 U.S. Presidential scenarios, so...).

    Thanks for the feedback, that is useful to know (re the reserved powers), the issues are going to be adjusted in an updated version once I get some more free time to research further.

    In the version released yesterday, the starting polls has been updated since the early sneak preview and reflects a much closer race. The Wildrose have a significant percent of the vote set at 'leaning' to facilitate for a flow to the PC's during the campaign.

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  2. 2012 - Alberta

    As Premier Alison Redford dropped the election writ, she sets off a 28-day provincial campaign that will send Albertans to the polls on April 23 2012. Redford requested Lt.-Gov. Donald Ethell end the Legislature, setting off what is expected to be one of the most competitive election battles in decades. The 28-day campaign will see the PC leader try to extend her party’s 41-year grip on power, while Danielle Smith of the Wildrose Alliance, Raj Sherman of the Alberta Liberals, Brian Mason of the NDP, and Glenn Taylor of the Alberta Party will all be trying to end the Tory dynasty that started in 1971.

    Features;

    • Election Data based on official election results with voter shifts to reflect pre-campaign polling
    • 9 Parties and the Electoral Commission as an observer party.
    • Lots of events from the Calgary Herald
    • Issues and regional centres (Definitions are quite generic to reflect a multitude of parties.)
    • Campaign funding totals from Elections Alberta

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  3. Just an idea,

    Could we maybe have an option to give issues a party specific description as a way to distinguish between different parties who have the same issue alignment and reflect the manifestos.

    For example;

    Education: Centre-Left - Default - More funding for State education

    Education: Centre-Left - Labour -  Labour will commit to investing £x bln to schools over the next parliament.

    Education: Centre-Left - Plaid Cymru - Education in the Welsh Language must be supported - Fund the provision of language teachers.

    Education: Centre-Left - Lib Dems - The Liberal Democrats will invest £x bln into further education and mental health for young adults.

    This wouldn't need to have any direct influence on the engine but just display different text. It could be similar to how there is a different candidate blurb if they start in the primaries or general election.

    You could specify it on the party basics screen as below?

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    Thanks

  4. 22 hours ago, admin_270 said:

    The 2020 general election %s were inputted using a spreadsheet generated by the Editor, and then imported back into the Editor after editing in a spreadsheet app (in this case, Libre Calc).

    I found this easier than putting in %s in the Classic Editor as I've done before.

    Inputting %s a la the Editor will still be an option (not implemented yet), and it will probably be similar to how it is in the Classic Editor.

    Awesome.

    Just a though could this be expanded in the future for mass editing primary delegates and or dates? For the UK/Canada, Congress, the ability to use spreadsheets for candidate names/strengths would be amazing.

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  5. Just a thought for election nights if we could have the party colour circle that is on the strategy screen or something similar displayed by individual seat results.

    Maybe for the elections that have update on % reporting rather than declaration times, the colour circle could display at 100% counted or when a projection is made.

    It would give a nice TV style feel and eye candy.

    Thanks

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  6. 1 hour ago, admin_270 said:

    I think there's going to be a button to create a set of spreadsheet files that can then be edited and re-imported, for easier editing of regional data and collaboration.

    Would that include primary elections also? That would be really useful.

  7. Hi All,

    I am currently working on an Alberta 2012 scenario (using the 2015 one as a starting base). Any local insight/ideas are much appreciated

    Completed so far;

    • Party Leaders, Logos,
    • Regional percentages (2012 results with a shift to the Wildrose to account for their large poll leads)

    Incomplete;

    • Issues and party platforms, Leader positions
    • Regional issue positions
      • These are the issues and planned party positions interpreted from the manifestos I could find online and the 2015 scenario issues.
        •  

          PC

          NDP

          WRP

          LIB

          AP

          EGP

          SC

          CPA

          SPA

          IND

          Aboriginal Affairs

          C

          CL

          C

          CL

          CL

          L

          CL

          FL

          CL

          C

          Business Tax

          CR

          CL

          CR

          CL

          C

          CL

          CR

          FL

          R

          C

          Corruption

          CR

          CL

          CL

          CL

          C

          L

          C

          FL

          C

          C

          Crime

          CR

          CL

          CR

          C

          C

          CL

          CR

          FL

          CR

          C

          Economic Diversification

          CR

          CL

          CR

          C

          C

          L

          C

          FL

          C

          C

          Economy

          CR

          CL

          CR

          C

          C

          L

          FL

          FL

          R

          C

          Education

          CR

          CL

          CR

          CL

          L

          CL

          L

          FL

          C

          C

          Election Reform

          CR

          C

          CR

          CL

          CL

          L

          CL

          FL

          CL

          C

          Environment

          C

          C

          CR

          CL

          C

          L

          CL

          FL

          CL

          C

          Families

          C

          C

          C

          CL

          C

          CL

          CR

          FL

          CR

          C

          Government

          R

          CL

          CR

          C

          C

          L

          C

          FL

          C

          C

          Health Care

          C

          CL

          CR

          CL

          C

          CL

          L

          FL

          C

          C

          Housing

          C

          C

          C

          C

          CL

          CL

          L

          FL

          CL

          C

          Infrastructure

          C

          C

          CR

          C

          C

          CL

          CL

          FL

          CR

          C

          Oil Royalties

          CR

          C

          CR

          C

          C

          L

          FL

          FL

          C

          C

          Personal Tax

          C

          C

          R

          CL

          C

          CL

          CL

          FL

          R

          C

          Provincial Powers

          CR

          C

          R

          C

          C

          C

          CR

          FL

          FR

          C

    To do;

    • Surrogates
    • Events
    • Endorsers

    Here is a sneak preview.

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  8. On 12/2/2020 at 11:47 PM, Patine said:

    Alberta 1921 (and 1935) are almost finished, but never got over the final hump before other things came up (that shouldn't be hard to rectify). I can send you Canada 1957 if you PM me an email address. I also have a Canada 1921 and Manitoba 1870 one that are close to being completed.

    That's useful to know, I've sent a PM with the address.

    Thanks

  9. Found myself becoming more interest in Canadian politics and was browsing on the campaigns site and noticed how many scenarios exist for the old engine and was wondering whether there is an appetite to see them re-made for the PM Infinity engine. It seems a shame for them not to be revived.

    Here is a list of those which don't seem to have been re-made.

    • Canada 1957 (Patine)
    • Quebec 1944
    • Canada 1974 (Jack Cox)
    • Manitoba 2003 (Jack Cox)
    • Canada 1988 (Nicholas Lawson)
    • New Brunswick 2003 (Jack Cox)
    • Nova Scotia 2003 (Brian Appel)
    • Ontario 1999 (Jack Cox)
    • British Columbia 1975
    • Ontario 2007 (Sandy McLachlan)
    • Canada 1972 (Graem Peters)
    • Nova Scotia 2006 (Habsfan)
    • Yukon 2006 (R Ryan, Principled Conservative, Sask Guy)
    • Alberta 1921 (Patine)
    • British Columbia 1996 (CanadianTory)

     

  10. 18 minutes ago, admin_270 said:

    I'm not sure I follow this. Could you rephrase?

    During the Primaries, each state has a 'News Profile', so for example New Hampshire and Iowa provide very powerful news stories for the winning candidate which seems to cause the candidates to focus on those states even if other states hold contests earlier. Is there anyway this mechanic could be used in general elections to encourage candidates to focus on vote/delegate heavy states where they may be further behind such as California/New York rather than the states they are most likely to flip?

  11. On 11/17/2020 at 7:51 PM, admin_270 said:

    Ya, would be fun as a counterfactual. Similar problem to nationwide PR, which is it changes strategy. Suddenly, campaigning in a state might only net a candidate, say, 1 EC vote. Similar to EC votes by CD in Nebraska and Maine, but basic mechanics of this is actually easier to do than CDs, which requires a new political unit tier in the campaign (U.S., Nebraska, Nebraska Congressional districts, for example).

    Could the strategy issue be solved by linking the 'news profile' attribute for states in the primaries to encourage certain states/regions to be targeted over others. As this can be adjusted by party primary already this could help determine party strategies?

  12. I am currently working on 2014 Alabama State Senate and 2014 State House scenarios which took place during the trial of House Speaker Mike Hubbard and before Gov. Bentley resigned due to scandal.

    Although the GOP will have a big starting advantage, I thought these would be some interesting races to simulate as the number of events surrounding the Hubbard scandal give the Democrats a good opportunity to capitalize.

    For map purposes I have grouped the districts under their corresponding US House district and have included the following issues using the 2014 House additional parties scenario as a base; http://campaigns.270soft.com/2015/11/21/congress-2014-additional-parties/

    • Abortion
    • Corruption and Ethics
    • Education
    • Energy
    • Environment
    • Free Trade
    • Gambling
    • General Fund and Budget
    • Gun Control
    • Health Care
    • Role of Government
    • Same-Sex Marriage
    • Social Security
    • Tax Rates
    • Unions and Unemployment

    Any Alabama/ State legislative hints/tips would be very welcome.

    Thanks

  13. On 9/5/2020 at 1:21 AM, admin_270 said:

    Totally inexplicable. Actually, I've repeatedly explained to you the reasons in detail.

    At earliest, something like this would be after the Nov. elections. Maybe in 2021 I'll look seriously at this possibility.

    I would imagine that mixed member/parallel electoral systems would be easiest to implement as the constituency elements are already in place. I would be happy to create some Scottish Parliament and Welsh and London Assembly scenarios which use the AMS (Additional Member System) for use with a new electoral system.

    Thanks

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