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I was thinking of doing a Washington 2016 gubernatorial campaign.  One thing I notice is that in states it's all popular vote, winner-take all, and we don't usually treat counties the way that we do states in an election.  Is there a way to make the campaign choose a winner by solely popular vote?  Or if not, then at least have the "states" (counties) split their electoral votes like ME and NE do in the Presidency?  And if you do assign electoral votes to counties, how is that done?  How many electors total?  Do you just use an apportionment method like Hamilton or Huntington-Hill?

 

 

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1 minute ago, servo75 said:

I was thinking of doing a Washington 2016 gubernatorial campaign.  One thing I notice is that in states it's all popular vote, winner-take all, and we don't usually treat counties the way that we do states in an election.  Is there a way to make the campaign choose a winner by solely popular vote?  Or if not, then at least have the "states" (counties) split their electoral votes like ME and NE do in the Presidency?  And if you do assign electoral votes to counties, how is that done?  How many electors total?  Do you just use an apportionment method like Hamilton or Huntington-Hill?

 

 

I've actually done a number of gubernatorial scenarios for the old P4E2008 game (including, coincidentally, Washington 2008 and 2012), and several other old members have as well, and this problem has definitely been a big issue. Anthony has been being pressed since I first joined this community back in 2007 constantly to implement a scenario option to make popular vote-based scenarios for presidential and presidential-style scenarios, but he has just get saying (for 9 years now) "we'll see," and "we'll look into it," and such. It seems, for some reason that makes absolutely no sense to me, to be near the bottom of his priorities list... :(

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Well using the electoral college for counties, while not realistic, still makes it a bit more interesting.  I would like to be able to do a popular vote scenario too.

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