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  1. Picked Southern Democrat who supported the bill because that's the region of the country I'm from. I'd probably be a Republican, in actuality, though, but the hypothetical Southern Republican in favor doesn't exist.
  2. In that case, I'd like to lead the Longists, please.
  3. A few minutes ago, a fly landed on Pence's head and hung around in his hair. Very distracting, and hilarious, imo.
  4. My home state. Was always one of the least reliably blue states in the South, and was among those which flipped red first, though it also voted Democrat more recently than many Southern states. Had Gore carried Tennessee, Florida would've been irrelevant.
  5. There's an interesting CGP Grey video on this topic. He actually notes that many tribal reservations prefer the term American Indian (or just Indian), as opposed to Native American. This is because many tribes feel that Native American is overinclusive and binds together all indigenous groups of North and South America, whereas American Indian/Indian is more directly appropriate for tribes residing within the lands of the United States.
  6. A two-round popular vote election like in France for the Presidency. Proportional allocation of House of Representatives seats. Expanding the size of the House/uncapping it, altogether.
  7. I'm not entirely convinced that Puerto Rico would be a 100% Democratic pickup. The leading pro-statehood party has elected members that caucus with both the Republicans and the Democrats. Since I'm also not entirely convinced local Puerto Rican parties would be subsumed into mainstream US political parties for some time, I think it's rather likely that Puerto Rico will end up getting closer to 50/50 in Congress, potentially, depending on where the PNP (New Progressive Party) candidates end up falling in the political spectrum, and whether they would lose anywhere to the opposition parties,
  8. The Election of 1924: During Hughes' first term, America was an optimistic nation: the economy was booming, the world was returning to peace (though America had never joined the Great War), and with the passage of an amendment limiting Presidential terms to two, Hughes ran for his second and final term. The Democrats offered a token rematch, with few Democrats wishing to challenge the popular President, and Hughes won easily in a landslide. The Election of 1928: Unsurprisingly, with the economy still strong, and Hughes still immensely popular as he left office,
  9. The Election of 1904: Roosevelt proved to be immensely popular throughout the rest of McKinley's term, and when he decided to run for a term of his own, it seemed likely he would easily beat whomever the Democrats nominated for President. Bryan, perhaps sensing this, opted not to run, and instead backed the candidacy of Francis Cockrell, who, surprising all, would emerge as the nominee of the Democratic Party. While President Roosevelt touted his presidency to prove he was a capable commander-in-chief, Republican agents brought up the fact that this was the second ex-Confederate gene
  10. The Election of 1884: The Election of 1884 saw a return to form for the Republicans, with the Half-Breed James G. Blaine, who supported moderate reforms to the civil service, as well as a reduction in America's general isolationism towards the rest of the world. His opponent, Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks, would fail to carry a single northern state, and lost in a landslide to Blaine. The Election of 1888: The contested Democratic convention in 1888 ultimately saw the Southern delegates rally behind William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, son of the famous (or infamou
  11. The Election of 1864: With the Civil War raging somewhat inconclusively (sure, the Union was winning, but not decisively) for four years, it seemed possible that President Lincoln might lose reelection to General George McClellan and the Copperheads. However, Union victories leading up to election day solidly shifted Northern opinions on the war, resulting in Lincoln's easy reelection. However, early into his second term, as the Civil War wound to a close, Lincoln would be assassinated, and his Vice President, Hannibal Hamlin, would serve the rest of his term, firmly following the po
  12. The Election of 1844: Due to the fallout from Jackson's closure of the National Bank causing the Panic of 1841, Martin Van Buren is beat in his party's primaries by James K. Polk, a dark horse expansionist who wants to annex Texas and pursue Manifest Destiny. Opposing him is former President Henry Clay, who wishes to restore the National Bank once again, and opposes expansionism out of fear for the stability of the Republic. While Clay does ultimately win, the outgoing Democratic Congress finally forces President Van Buren to ratify a treaty annexing Texas shortly before he leaves of
  13. The Election of 1824 In what Jackson's supporters would call "The Second Corrupt Bargain," Henry Clay gathers enough support in the House of Representatives to make John Quincy Adams President, and for his efforts is awarded the position of Secretary of State. President Randolph saw little to no support, and retired from politics. The Election of 1828: Following his defeat in 1824, Jackson never really stopped campaigning, and with his supporters rendered Adams' term more of a waste than anything. Unsurprisingly, this vigor translated into a victory for Jackson,
  14. I didn't realize how controversial Snyder and Randolph would be when I ran through the elections. I did a cursory look-up on them, just to see who they were historically, but I certainly wasn't expecting such interesting candidates make their way into office.
  15. The Election of 1804: Following the Election of 1800, the 12th Amendment was passed redefining how elections were handled. Under this new system, each party put forth a Presidential and a Vice Presidential ticket, their electoral votes being entirely separated to avoid another electoral tie situation. Following the conclusion of Jefferson's second term, Secretary of State James Madison ran for and won a term of his own. The Election of 1808: Madison's first term was presumably a controversial one, and resulted in large sections of the Democratic-Republicans cont
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