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This kind of gets at a point I've sometimes made, which is that I think one improvement that could be made to the game would be more in-depth demographical dynamics. Though, as noted in a previous exchange about demographics, what's actually going on in political demographics is tricky to determine and even harder to model.

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The issue centers that you set aren't specific to one election or the other; they're for the whole scenario. In the primaries, there's some process by which the state issue centers and the party issue centers combine to make state party issue centers, but obviously that can't account for varying distributions of political ideologies between the states.

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The issue centers that you set aren't specific to one election or the other; they're for the whole scenario. In the primaries, there's some process by which the state issue centers and the party issue centers combine to make state party issue centers, but obviously that can't account for varying distributions of political ideologies between the states.

OK, so setting the state issue centers further to the left, for example, would probably also pull state party issue centers further left?

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Yes it would. The game sorta rewards centrists in primaries; when in reality it the primary voters usually choose a right or left-wing candidate. Like as I mentioned each state has very divided on issue Democratic and Republican parties, where they are Left or Right on issues, not Center-Left or Center-Right. Since in most general elections with a country as big as the US. The job of a candidate who is usually a liberal Democrat or conservative Republican is to go towards the center to try and win independent centrists in the general election.

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