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Arlenton
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Compulsory Consumerist State

Anyone can be President! Alternate US Presidential Election

Postby Arlenton » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:01 pm

NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW CANDIDATES
Results begin coming in 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time tonight.
TG me if you want to be notified next time I do this.


Create a candidate that will run for President of the United States. There is no two party system or any parties at all, so all candidates start on equal footing and their success depends on their appeal to certain demographics. Also there is no 270 electoral vote requirement, the candidate with the most electoral votes wins.

Your goal is to appeal to a broad variety of demographics and create a winning coalition... Or double down on motivating your base to overcome everyone else. Candidates can be as mainstream or as fringe as you want them to. Make a right wing populist whipping up nationalism, or a leftist activist rallying hippies, or a sensible centrist or whatever you want.



All you need to do is submit a candidate and wait for the results. I will take all accepted candidates and use their descriptions and positions to determine who gets what votes.

For example, a candidate who appeals to urban industrial working class whites (by being protectionist, somewhat socially conservative, and supporting unions and a minimum wage raise) would do well in areas with urban industrial working class whites, like Eastern Michigan and Eastern Pennsylvania. (MI and PA have a good chunk of electoral votes ;) ).

A candidate who is socially moderate but wants to cut taxes may do well with wealthy white collar whites in Southern California or the suburbs of Chicago and New York.
A candidate who appeals to a minority group, like African Americans, Hispanics, or Native Americans, would do well in areas with large populations of the particular minority group. Etc....

The home state effect and regional effect is also in play. For example, if there are two Bernie Sanders-style progressive candidates they will both do well in regions like New England and the Pacific Northwest. But if progressive candidate "A" is from Portland, Oregon and progressive candidate "B" is from Burlington, Vermont, the home state effect and regional favoritism will be a factor, and progressive candidate "A" would do well in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, northern California) and progressive candidate "B" would do well in New England (Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island).

Regionalism is also an effect within each individual state. For example, if there are two George Bush-style neocon candidates, with candidate "A" being from Houston, Texas and candidate "B" being from Dallas, Texas, then state level regionalism will be a factor. Candidate "A" will do well in the Houston area in Southeastern Texas and candidate "B" will do well in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Northeastern Texas

Feel free to post speeches given by your candidate, release statements by your candidate, attack opponents, or anything like that. It could be a factor.

I will start creating the results when a sufficient number of candidates are accepted. I will factor in any late entering candidates so don't worry about being late.


Just submit an app and you're set. Campaigning is optional.

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[b][u]Candidate Description[/u][/b]
[b]Picture of candidate (optional):[/b]
[b]Candidate name:[/b]
[b]Candidate race:[/b]
[b]Candidate home state:[/b]
[b]Candidate residence:[/b]
[b][u]Candidate Platform[/u][/b]
[b]Abortion:[/b]
[b]Crime:[/b]
[b]Death penalty:[/b]
[b]Drug legalization:[/b]
[b]Education:[/b]
[b]Energy:[/b]
[b]Environment:[/b]
[b]Foreign Aid:[/b]
[b]Foreign Policy:[/b]
[b]Guns:[/b]
[b]Healthcare:[/b]
[b]Homeland security:[/b]
[b]Immigration:[/b]
[b]Israel:[/b]
[b]LGBT rights:[/b]
[b]Minimum wage:[/b]
[b]Taxes:[/b]
[b]Trade:[/b]
[b]Unions:[/b]
[b]Welfare:[/b]
[b]Any other positions in candidate's platform (optional):[/b]


Candidate Description
Picture of candidate (optional):
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Candidate name: Robert Marston
Candidate race: White
Candidate home state: Texas
Candidate residence: Fort Worth
Candidate Platform
Abortion: Personally against, but should be left to states.
Crime: Crack down on crime, tougher sentences.
Death penalty: Supports.
Drug legalization: Crack down on drug offenses, but leave marijuana legalization up to states.
Education: Make more efficient and less costly.
Energy: Supports deregulation of fossil fuel industry, build pipelines, expand drilling.
Environment: Believes climate change is real, but government regulation is not necessary.
Foreign Aid: Supports foreign aid to third world countries.
Foreign Policy: Tougher foreign policy, expand war on terror, more sanctions on terrorist sponsoring states.
Guns: Supports gun rights, legalize assault weapons, keep background checks.
Healthcare: Opposes government control over healthcare.
Homeland security: Supports government surveillance, keep gitmo open, supports enhanced interrogation.
Immigration: Amnesty for non violent illegal immigrants, more border security.
Israel: Supports Israel, supports moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.
LGBT rights: Should be left to states.
Minimum wage: Should be abolished.
Taxes: Cut taxes for everyone and for corporations.
Trade: Expand free trade.
Unions: Supports right to work laws.
Welfare: Cut welfare, drug testing for welfare recipients.
Any other positions in candidate's platform (optional):
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Monarchy of Japanada
Senator
 
Posts: 3989
Founded: Nov 06, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Monarchy of Japanada » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:47 pm

Candidate Description
Picture of candidate (optional): N/A.
Candidate name: Matthew Lee.
Candidate race: Caucasian, African-American and Native American.
Candidate home state: Minnesota.
Candidate residence: Minneapolis.
Candidate Platform
Abortion: Personally against abortion without serious reason, but will allow for it as he believes it is not always the government's business to 'butt into' these things.
Crime: How exactly should this be described?
Convicted criminals shall be given the right to vote unless they've committed major crimes such as but not limited to rape, murder, assault, and even sexual harassment. More funding should be put into programs that allow criminals to be rehabilitated and get jobs.
Solitary confinement should be banned. Clean up the judicial system.
Death penalty: Anti-unless its terrorism, extreme sexual assault, mass murder or any crimes equally 'wrong'.
Drug legalization: Marijuana use should be decriminalized, but not legalized. Other, more dangerous drugs shouldn't be allowed at all.
Education: Learn some things from Finland, but not so much that it becomes costly.
Energy: Cleaner, more efficient energy sources should be used.
Environment: Government regulation to help stop...or rather reduce the effects of climate change.
Foreign Aid: Supports foreign aid to third world countries.
Foreign Policy: Stop drone strikes near civilian areas, become more active globally through trade and international cooperation. Be more diplomatic and stop being too 'gung-ho' but keep a steady military. Some bases outside of dangerous/risky/conflicty areas should be closed for money.
Guns: Ban assault weapons. He is against the use of guns, but knows he can't do anything and that acting too strongly may or may not harm his campaign.
Healthcare: Canada, eh? Single-payer system. Rapidly raise the costs of unnecessary cosmetics.
Homeland security: Close 'gitmo'. Lowered surveillance but allow police to use more powerful weapons. Wants laws to protect whistleblowers.
Immigration: Allow screening, but..hands off TSA! Illegal immigrants who are trying to enter shouldn't be allowed in, of course, but if they pay taxes and have set up a stable life for themselves than they shall be allowed to remain.
Israel: Neutral, willing to call out both sides.
LGBT rights: Pro-LGBT.
Minimum wage: Remain the same.
Taxes: Taxes should be based on your wealth. Churches should be taxed depending on size and financial benefits on the local community. Regular tax breaks. Tax shouldn't be 'wasted' on art and non-essential things other than the occasional festival.
Trade: Expand free trade. Proposes 'Scientific Trade Acts', which would be based on promoting research, a safer environment and be revolutionary, not reactionary.
Unions: Supports unions.
Welfare: Keep welfare the same, drug testing for welfare recipients.
Any other positions in candidate's platform (optional): Pro-Catalonia, pro-science/technology, pro-Net Neutrality and anti-Electoral College.
Matthew is much more liberal and progressive but isn't stupid and reserves some of his opinions and beliefs so he can become more popular among different groups and bring new changes in the future when more suitable. Therefore some of the above may not be what he actually believes to be right (Such as minimum wage which he hopes to possibly raise.) Wants to lower voting age to 16.
Slogan- "For a better Tomorrow, for a better World, for a better USA".
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Monarchy of Japanada
Senator
 
Posts: 3989
Founded: Nov 06, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Monarchy of Japanada » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:51 pm

Finished, hopefully.

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Arlenton
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 9013
Founded: Dec 16, 2012
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Arlenton » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:52 pm

Monarchy of Japanada wrote:Candidate Description
Picture of candidate (optional): N/A.
Candidate name: Matthew Lee.
Candidate race: Caucasian, African-American and Native American.
Candidate home state: Minnesota.
Candidate residence: Minneapolis.
Candidate Platform
Abortion: Personally against abortion without serious reason, but will allow for it as he believes it is not always the government's business to 'butt into' these things.
Crime: How exactly should this be described?
Convicted criminals shall be given the right to vote unless they've committed major crimes such as but not limited to rape, murder, assault, and even sexual harassment. More funding should be put into programs that allow criminals to be rehabilitated and get jobs.
Solitary confinement should be banned. Clean up the judicial system.
Death penalty: Anti-unless its terrorism, extreme sexual assault, mass murder or any crimes equally 'wrong'.
Drug legalization: Marijuana use should be decriminalized, but not legalized. Other, more dangerous drugs shouldn't be allowed at all.
Education: Learn some things from Finland, but not so much that it becomes costly.
Energy: Cleaner, more efficient energy sources should be used.
Environment: Government regulation to help stop...or rather reduce the effects of climate change.
Foreign Aid: Supports foreign aid to third world countries.
Foreign Policy: Stop drone strikes near civilian areas, become more active globally through trade and international cooperation. Be more diplomatic and stop being too 'gung-ho' but keep a steady military. Some bases outside of dangerous/risky/conflicty areas should be closed for money.
Guns: Ban assault weapons. He is against the use of guns, but knows he can't do anything and that acting too strongly may or may not harm his campaign.
Healthcare: Canada, eh? Single-payer system. Rapidly raise the costs of unnecessary cosmetics.
Homeland security: Close 'gitmo'. Lowered surveillance but allow police to use more powerful weapons.
Immigration: Allow screening, but..hands off TSA! Illegal immigrants who are trying to enter shouldn't be allowed in, of course, but if they pay taxes and have set up a stable life for themselves than they shall be allowed to remain.
Israel: Neutral, willing to call out both sides.
LGBT rights: Pro-LGBT.
Minimum wage: Remain the same.
Taxes: Taxes should be based on your wealth. Churches should be taxed depending on size and financial benefits on the local community. Regular tax breaks. Tax shouldn't be 'wasted' on art and non-essential things other than the occasional festival.
Trade: Expand free trade.
Unions: Supports unions.
Welfare: Keep welfare the same, drug testing for welfare recipients.
Any other positions in candidate's platform (optional):

Accepted!

And for crime, just put any positions you have related to crime. What you did is perfect.

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Monarchy of Japanada
Senator
 
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Founded: Nov 06, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Monarchy of Japanada » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:56 pm

Arlenton wrote:
Monarchy of Japanada wrote:Candidate Description
Picture of candidate (optional): N/A.
Candidate name: Matthew Lee.
Candidate race: Caucasian, African-American and Native American.
Candidate home state: Minnesota.
Candidate residence: Minneapolis.
Candidate Platform
Abortion: Personally against abortion without serious reason, but will allow for it as he believes it is not always the government's business to 'butt into' these things.
Crime: How exactly should this be described?
Convicted criminals shall be given the right to vote unless they've committed major crimes such as but not limited to rape, murder, assault, and even sexual harassment. More funding should be put into programs that allow criminals to be rehabilitated and get jobs.
Solitary confinement should be banned. Clean up the judicial system.
Death penalty: Anti-unless its terrorism, extreme sexual assault, mass murder or any crimes equally 'wrong'.
Drug legalization: Marijuana use should be decriminalized, but not legalized. Other, more dangerous drugs shouldn't be allowed at all.
Education: Learn some things from Finland, but not so much that it becomes costly.
Energy: Cleaner, more efficient energy sources should be used.
Environment: Government regulation to help stop...or rather reduce the effects of climate change.
Foreign Aid: Supports foreign aid to third world countries.
Foreign Policy: Stop drone strikes near civilian areas, become more active globally through trade and international cooperation. Be more diplomatic and stop being too 'gung-ho' but keep a steady military. Some bases outside of dangerous/risky/conflicty areas should be closed for money.
Guns: Ban assault weapons. He is against the use of guns, but knows he can't do anything and that acting too strongly may or may not harm his campaign.
Healthcare: Canada, eh? Single-payer system. Rapidly raise the costs of unnecessary cosmetics.
Homeland security: Close 'gitmo'. Lowered surveillance but allow police to use more powerful weapons.
Immigration: Allow screening, but..hands off TSA! Illegal immigrants who are trying to enter shouldn't be allowed in, of course, but if they pay taxes and have set up a stable life for themselves than they shall be allowed to remain.
Israel: Neutral, willing to call out both sides.
LGBT rights: Pro-LGBT.
Minimum wage: Remain the same.
Taxes: Taxes should be based on your wealth. Churches should be taxed depending on size and financial benefits on the local community. Regular tax breaks. Tax shouldn't be 'wasted' on art and non-essential things other than the occasional festival.
Trade: Expand free trade.
Unions: Supports unions.
Welfare: Keep welfare the same, drug testing for welfare recipients.
Any other positions in candidate's platform (optional):

Accepted!

And for crime, just put any positions you have related to crime. What you did is perfect.

And I'm actually tri-racial, so I'm not just trying to appeal to different races even if I am only about 15% Mi'kmaq (Aboriginal.)
Not that you said anything, but I know some people may try to go all out.
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Arlenton
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Founded: Dec 16, 2012
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Arlenton » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:00 pm

Monarchy of Japanada wrote:
Arlenton wrote:Accepted!

And for crime, just put any positions you have related to crime. What you did is perfect.

And I'm actually tri-racial, so I'm not just trying to appeal to different races even if I am only about 15% Mi'kmaq (Aboriginal.)
Not that you said anything, but I know some people may try to go all out.

Being tri-racial has its benefits. Race has proven to be a factor in US elections. You can certainly appeal to multiple minority groups by being multi-racial.
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Ex-Nation

Postby Hashkin » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:03 pm

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Aureumterra
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Founded: Oct 25, 2017
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Aureumterra » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:23 pm

Candidate Description
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Candidate name: Robert (Robby) Ramalan
Candidate race: Mixed Indian and White
Candidate home state: Pennsylvania
Candidate residence: Harrisburg
Candidate Platform
Abortion: Compeletely against, believes it is murder
Crime: Believes that police should be able to use stun weapons if the situation is dire enough. Wants to allow police to fly drones.
Death penalty: Pro, believes it is necessary to keep dangerous individuals away from the world.
Drug legalization: Completely against.
Education: Wants to make College and Student Taxes much more affordable, by cutting funding from welfare programs like food stamps.
Energy: What we use now is fine
Environment: Global Warming is real, but it is natural and has been happening for thousands of years. Humans don’t need to do anything to change that.
Foreign Aid: Continue the program we have
Foreign Policy: Cooperate more with India, as he’s part Indian. Wants to place sanctions on DPRK.
Guns: Pro, wants guns to be free for civilians under the 2nd amendment.
Healthcare: Obamacare is complete communist trash, wants to make healthcare the way it was
Homeland security: Wants a giant border wall with Mexico. Wants a fence on the entire Canadian border where it is open.
Immigration: Illegals shall be deported immediately once exposed. Make it easier to get a first lottery visa, but harder to renew it.
Israel: Pro, believes Palestine is a terrorrist group of radical islamists.
LGBT rights: Pro, as long as they don’t get extra welfare just for being LGBT.
Minimum wage: Allow states to decide
Taxes: Lower taxes nationwide, let states decide specifics
Trade: Keep it same
Unions: Supports, as long as they don’t demand unreasonable things
Welfare: Cut parts of it in order to make college cheaper and support tax breaks
Any other positions in candidate’s platform (optional): Hates DPRK, wants to sanction them into state of collapse, and then take out the leader. Wants the U.S. to get involved in the Jammu and Kashmir conflict and fight for India, since the land is rightfully theirs.
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Postby Great Celestial China » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:26 pm

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Eclius
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Postby Eclius » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:28 pm

Candidate Description
Picture of candidate (optional):N/A
Candidate name:Richard Emmerson-Park
Candidate race:Caucasian/Asian
Candidate home state:California
Candidate residence:San Francisco
Candidate Platform
Abortion:Severely pro-choice, believes that individuals' choices should be respected
Crime:Rehabilitation-based, Richard believes that misdemeanors and some felons can be rehabilitated to behave in according to society's norms
Death penalty:Richard believes that death penalty should be avoided when possible. However, he supports the use of capital punishment on severe crimes such as domestic terrorism, serial homicide, etc.
Drug legalization:No, but the medical potential of cannabis should be researched
Education:Top priority, seek to provide students with more governmental support and if possible, make post-secondary education free
Energy:Pro-green energy, cleaner and more renewable sources of energy should be used
Environment:Believes that climate change is real and is a big threat to the entire world
Foreign Aid:Against, believes that money should be used to bring America into an era of unprecedented prosperity
Foreign Policy:Diplomacy-based, believes that United States should not intervene in foreign conflicts such that money can be saved. Richard also seek to improve the relationship with China and Russia through international scientific research efforts
Guns:Against, Richard seeks remove second amendment
Healthcare:Should be a human right; will seek to punish pharmaceutical companies for market monopoly
Homeland security:Seek to establish a office that review cases of police brutality and inappropriate use of violence by police personnel
Immigration:Pro-immigration, however, to his opinion, only foreign elites should be offered visa while illegal immigrants should be deported.
Israel:Neutral, believes that Israel and Palestine should cooperate in goal of finding a mutually agreeable term. Richard will not publicly endorse either side
LGBT rights:Pro, believes that members of LGBTQ community should be treated with respect and that hate speech toward LGBTQ community is an issue
Minimum wage:Remains the same with some increase over the years
Taxes:Higher taxes for the riches; establish a secret department within Internal Revenue Service in aim to investigate the acts of moving assets to foreign tax haven
Trade:Free trade on international bases
Unions:Pro-union
Welfare:Should be offered to those in need. However, welfare frauds and illegal immigrants who seek benefit should not be allowed. Promotes drug test before offering welfare
Any other positions in candidate's platform (optional):Richard is a futurist and techno-progressivist, he is in full support towards transhumanism, stem cell therapies and any technology-related fields. Furthermore, Richard wish to initiate a hyperloop program across US and if possible, to Canada and Mexico as well. Richard also pledges more research funding to NASA and other research institution as well.
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United Massachusetts
Minister
 
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby United Massachusetts » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:48 pm

Candidate Description
Picture of candidate (optional): Image
Candidate name: James McNally
Candidate race: White
Candidate home state: MI
Candidate residence: Detroit
Candidate Platform
Abortion: Against with exceptions for rape and incest.
Crime: For comprehensive criminal justice reform with focus on rehabilition, rather than punishment.
Death penalty: Against in all circumstances
Drug legalization: For the legalization of "soft drugs" and ending the war thereon
Education: For universal pre-K and free college tuition
Energy: support transition to alternative energies and research thereinto; support energy independence in the meantime
Environment: supports a carbon cap-and-trade
Foreign Aid: expand
Foreign Policy: Supports a pragmatic approach to foreign policy rooted in human rights
Guns: comprehensive gun control, universal background checks
Healthcare: Medicare for All
Homeland security: Ensure the United States is capable of dealing with terrorist threats and supports updating the military equipment and technology in light of this. Opposes mass surveillance
Immigration: Supports a pathway to citizenship for resident aliens, as well as the DREAM Act
Israel: Supports a two-state solution in Israel, but maintains support for the Israeli government
LGBT rights: For equality for LGBT citizens with regards to marriage; opposes discrimination
Minimum wage: $15/hour.
Taxes: Highly progressive tax system. Close loopholes, eliminate deductions that favour the rich, Buffet Rule, etc.
Trade: protectionist. opposes trade deals which would harm American workers.
Unions: Support the Right to Organize
Welfare: Strongly for and expand
Any other positions in candidate's platform (optional):

In essence, this is going to be McNally's pitch to voters, expressed in five simple points:
  1. You will be able to obtain quality healthcare, no matter what.
  2. Your children will be able to obtain a world-class education, no matter what.
  3. We will ensure that if you are working, you will recieve a living wage, no matter what.
  4. We will ensure that your job will not be shipped overseas.
  5. We will fix up a corrupt political system with campaign finance reform and proportional representation.

In summary: This is going to be an economic campaign, and will not focus on social issues or the culture war. He has positions on the "Culture War", but these will not be emphasized.

We're going to campaign primarily in states where the working class has faced hard times, as well as cities and impoverished neighborhoods. We're especially going to campaign hard for votes in the South and in Applachia, where we have the appeal of being highly religious and againt abortion, as well as economically progressive. There, we stand to win strongly.

Our message is a winning message. To the coasts, we offer liberalism on almost every front. To Middle America, we offer plain, sensible messages that will help American wallets.
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Arlenton
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Postby Arlenton » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:08 pm

Early polls between the first two candidates to enter the race, Robert Marston and Matthew Lee. Marston polls well in the south, southwest, and western mountain states. Lee polls well in most of the upper midwest and the northeast. The west coast is leaning Lee, but is competitive, as are some states on the eastern seaboard.

Polls are expected to shift wildly as more candidate enter the race.

Polls
Alabama (Safe Marston)
Marston: 64
Lee: 36

Alaska (Likely Marston)
Marston: 55
Lee: 45

Arizona (Safe Marston)
Marston: 57
Lee: 43

Arkansas (Safe Marston)
Marston: 62
Lee: 38

California (Lean Lee)
Lee: 53
Marston: 47

Colorado (Lean Marston)
Marston: 54
Lee: 46

Connecticut (Lean Lee)
Lee: 54
Marston: 46

Delaware (Lean Lee)
Lee: 54
Marston: 46

Florida (Lean Marston)
Marston: 54
Lee: 46

Georgia (Safe Marston)
Marston: 58
Lee: 42

Hawaii (Safe Lee)
Lee: 59
Marston: 41

Idaho (Safe Marston)
Marston: 69
Lee: 31

Illinois (Safe Lee)
Lee: 57
Marston: 43

Indiana (Safe Marston)
Marston: 57
Lee: 43

Iowa (Likely Lee)
Lee: 55
Marston: 45

Kansas (Safe Marston)
Marston: 60
Lee: 40

Kentucky (Safe Marston)
Marston: 60
Lee: 40

Louisiana (Safe Marston)
Marston: 58
Lee: 42

Maine (Lean Lee)
Lee: 53
Marston: 47

Maryland (Lean Lee)
Lee: 54
Marston: 46

Massachusetts (Safe Lee)
Lee: 61
Marston: 39

Michigan (Likely Lee)
Lee: 56
Marston: 44

Minnesota (Safe Lee)
Lee: 62
Marston 38

Mississippi (Safe Marston)
Marston: 59
Lee: 41

Missouri (Lean Marston)
Marston: 53
Lee: 47

Montana (Safe Marston)
Marston: 58
Lee: 42

Nebraska (Safe Marston)
Marston: 60
Lee: 40

Nevada (Lean Marston)
Marston: 53
Lee: 47

New Hampshire (Tossup)
Lee: 52
Marston: 48

New Jersey (Lean Lee)
Lee: 53
Marston: 47

New Mexico (Lean Marston)
Marston: 54
Lee: 46

New York (Safe Lee)
Lee: 58
Marston: 42

North Carolina (Likely Marston)
Marston: 56
Lee: 44

North Dakota (Lean Marston)
Marston: 54
Lee: 46

Ohio (Tossup)
Lee: 51
Marston: 49

Oklahoma (Safe Marston)
Marston: 70
Lee: 30

Oregon (Tossup)
Lee: 52
Marston: 48

Pennsylvania (Tossup)
Lee: 52
Marston: 48

Rhode Island (Safe Lee)
Lee: 58
Marston: 42

South Carolina (Safe Marston)
Marston: 59
Lee: 41

South Dakota (Lean Marston)
Marston: 53
Lee: 47

Tennessee (Safe Marston)
Marston: 59
Lee: 41

Texas (Safe Marston)
Marston: 65
Lee: 35

Utah (Safe Marston)
Marston: 73
Lee: 27

Vermont (Safe Lee)
Lee: 58
Marston: 42

Virginia (Lean Marston)
Marston: 54
Lee: 46

Washington (Lean Lee)
Lee: 53
Marston: 47

West Virginia (Safe Marston)
Marston: 58
Lee: 42

Wisconsin (Likely Lee)
Lee: 55
Marston: 45

Wyoming (Safe Marston)
Marston: 71
Lee: 29
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Arlenton
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Postby Arlenton » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:17 pm

Aureumterra wrote:Candidate Description
Picture of candidate (optional):
(Image)

Candidate name: Robert (Robby) Ramalan
Candidate race: Mixed Indian and White
Candidate home state: Pennsylvania
Candidate residence: Harrisburg
Candidate Platform
Abortion: Compeletely against, believes it is murder
Crime: Believes that police should be able to use stun weapons if the situation is dire enough. Wants to allow police to fly drones.
Death penalty: Pro, believes it is necessary to keep dangerous individuals away from the world.
Drug legalization: Completely against.
Education: Wants to make College and Student Taxes much more affordable, by cutting funding from welfare programs like food stamps.
Energy: What we use now is fine
Environment: Global Warming is real, but it is natural and has been happening for thousands of years. Humans don’t need to do anything to change that.
Foreign Aid: Continue the program we have
Foreign Policy: Cooperate more with India, as he’s part Indian. Wants to place sanctions on DPRK.
Guns: Pro, wants guns to be free for civilians under the 2nd amendment.
Healthcare: Obamacare is complete communist trash, wants to make healthcare the way it was
Homeland security: Wants a giant border wall with Mexico. Wants a fence on the entire Canadian border where it is open.
Immigration: Illegals shall be deported immediately once exposed. Make it easier to get a first lottery visa, but harder to renew it.
Israel: Pro, believes Palestine is a terrorrist group of radical islamists.
LGBT rights: Pro, as long as they don’t get extra welfare just for being LGBT.
Minimum wage: Allow states to decide
Taxes: Lower taxes nationwide, let states decide specifics
Trade: Keep it same
Unions: Supports, as long as they don’t demand unreasonable things
Welfare: Cut parts of it in order to make college cheaper and support tax breaks
Any other positions in candidate’s platform (optional): Hates DPRK, wants to sanction them into state of collapse, and then take out the leader. Wants the U.S. to get involved in the Jammu and Kashmir conflict and fight for India, since the land is rightfully theirs.


Eclius wrote:Candidate Description
Picture of candidate (optional):N/A
Candidate name:Richard Emmerson-Park
Candidate race:Caucasian/Asian
Candidate home state:California
Candidate residence:San Francisco
Candidate Platform
Abortion:Severely pro-choice, believes that individuals' choices should be respected
Crime:Rehabilitation-based, Richard believes that misdemeanors and some felons can be rehabilitated to behave in according to society's norms
Death penalty:Richard believes that death penalty should be avoided when possible. However, he supports the use of capital punishment on severe crimes such as domestic terrorism, serial homicide, etc.
Drug legalization:No, but the medical potential of cannabis should be researched
Education:Top priority, seek to provide students with more governmental support and if possible, make post-secondary education free
Energy:Pro-green energy, cleaner and more renewable sources of energy should be used
Environment:Believes that climate change is real and is a big threat to the entire world
Foreign Aid:Against, believes that money should be used to bring America into an era of unprecedented prosperity
Foreign Policy:Diplomacy-based, believes that United States should not intervene in foreign conflicts such that money can be saved. Richard also seek to improve the relationship with China and Russia through international scientific research efforts
Guns:Against, Richard seeks remove second amendment
Healthcare:Should be a human right; will seek to punish pharmaceutical companies for market monopoly
Homeland security:Seek to establish a office that review cases of police brutality and inappropriate use of violence by police personnel
Immigration:Pro-immigration, however, to his opinion, only foreign elites should be offered visa while illegal immigrants should be deported.
Israel:Neutral, believes that Israel and Palestine should cooperate in goal of finding a mutually agreeable term. Richard will not publicly endorse either side
LGBT rights:Pro, believes that members of LGBTQ community should be treated with respect and that hate speech toward LGBTQ community is an issue
Minimum wage:Remains the same with some increase over the years
Taxes:Higher taxes for the riches; establish a secret department within Internal Revenue Service in aim to investigate the acts of moving assets to foreign tax haven
Trade:Free trade on international bases
Unions:Pro-union
Welfare:Should be offered to those in need. However, welfare frauds and illegal immigrants who seek benefit should not be allowed. Promotes drug test before offering welfare
Any other positions in candidate's platform (optional):Richard is a futurist and techno-progressivist, he is in full support towards transhumanism, stem cell therapies and any technology-related fields. Furthermore, Richard wish to initiate a hyperloop program across US and if possible, to Canada and Mexico as well. Richard also pledges more research funding to NASA and other research institution as well.


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Candidate name: James McNally
Candidate race: White
Candidate home state: MI
Candidate residence: Detroit
Candidate Platform
Abortion: Against with exceptions for rape and incest.
Crime: For comprehensive criminal justice reform with focus on rehabilition, rather than punishment.
Death penalty: Against in all circumstances
Drug legalization: For the legalization of "soft drugs" and ending the war thereon
Education: For universal pre-K and free college tuition
Energy: support transition to alternative energies and research thereinto; support energy independence in the meantime
Environment: supports a carbon cap-and-trade
Foreign Aid: expand
Foreign Policy: Supports a pragmatic approach to foreign policy rooted in human rights
Guns: comprehensive gun control, universal background checks
Healthcare: Medicare for All
Homeland security: Ensure the United States is capable of dealing with terrorist threats and supports updating the military equipment and technology in light of this. Opposes mass surveillance
Immigration: Supports a pathway to citizenship for resident aliens, as well as the DREAM Act
Israel: Supports a two-state solution in Israel, but maintains support for the Israeli government
LGBT rights: For equality for LGBT citizens with regards to marriage; opposes discrimination
Minimum wage: $15/hour.
Taxes: Highly progressive tax system. Close loopholes, eliminate deductions that favour the rich, Buffet Rule, etc.
Trade: protectionist. opposes trade deals which would harm American workers.
Unions: Support the Right to Organize
Welfare: Strongly for and expand
Any other positions in candidate's platform (optional):

In essence, this is going to be McNally's pitch to voters, expressed in five simple points:
  1. You will be able to obtain quality healthcare, no matter what.
  2. Your children will be able to obtain a world-class education, no matter what.
  3. We will ensure that if you are working, you will recieve a living wage, no matter what.
  4. We will ensure that your job will not be shipped overseas.
  5. We will fix up a corrupt political system with campaign finance reform and proportional representation.

In summary: This is going to be an economic campaign, and will not focus on social issues or the culture war. He has positions on the "Culture War", but these will not be emphasized.

We're going to campaign primarily in states where the working class has faced hard times, as well as cities and impoverished neighborhoods. We're especially going to campaign hard for votes in the South and in Applachia, where we have the appeal of being highly religious and againt abortion, as well as economically progressive. There, we stand to win strongly.

Our message is a winning message. To the coasts, we offer liberalism on almost every front. To Middle America, we offer plain, sensible messages that will help American wallets.


All accepted!

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Postby The Xenopolis Confederation » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:18 pm

Candidate Description
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Candidate name: Jennifer Vikström
Candidate race: White (Anglo-Swedish)
Candidate home state: Maine
Candidate residence: Maine
Candidate Platform
Abortion: Pro-choice, but ban after the first free months and strip back funding for planned parenthood.
Crime: For focusing on rehabilitation and ending jail sentences for non-violent crime.
Death penalty: Against. Would favor total abolition.
Drug legalization: Decriminalize all drugs. Legalize all but the most addictive and harmful. Do not tax drugs, only light regulations.
Education: Heavily reform or discontinue common core. Lower education funding, continue college tuition fees.
Energy: Supports nuclear energy. Supports alternative energy, however opposes incentivising certain types of energy.
Environment: Keep current national parks, however slightly decrease envirnmental protections.
Foreign Aid: Discontinue foreign aid spending outside of disaster relief.
Foreign Policy: Slash military budget, discontinue all military activity outside defense of country.
Guns: Enforce the right to bear arms, implement no further gun regulation.
Healthcare: Transition to single payer.
Homeland security: Close Guantanamo Bay. End all state surveillance.
Immigration: Deport undocumented immigrants. Give all immigrants a background check. Give immigrants a path to citizenship.
Israel: End foreign aid, declare neutrality in conflict.
LGBT rights: Allow full LGBT rights and freedoms including marriage and adoption. Allow business owners to deny service.
Minimum wage: Drastically lower or abolish.
Taxes: Lower to a flat tax of 20%. Eliminate loopholes.
Trade: End the TPP. Remove all import and export tarrifs.
Unions: Remove public funding for unions. Make union membership voluntary.
Welfare: Remove welfare for everyone except those under or just above the poverty line.
Any other positions in candidate's platform (optional): Vikström will campaign on a platform of individualism and freedom of expression. Stressing the right of every individual to go about their business uncurtailed by the state or others. Supports cultural, social and economic liberalism and military non-interventionism.

Slogan: Live and let live.
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Postby Monarchy of Japanada » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:23 pm

Updated, including Mr. Lee's slogan.

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Postby Arlenton » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:24 pm

The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:Candidate Description
Picture of candidate (optional):
Candidate name: Jennifer Vikström
Candidate race: White (Anglo-Swedish)
Candidate home state: Maine
Candidate residence: Maine
Candidate Platform
Abortion: Pro-choice, but ban after the first free months and strip back funding for planned parenthood.
Crime: For focusing on rehabilitation and ending jail sentences for non-violent crime.
Death penalty: Against. Would favor total abolition.
Drug legalization: Decriminalize all drugs. Legalize all but the most addictive and harmful. Do not tax drugs, only light regulations.
Education: Heavily reform or discontinue common core. Lower education funding, continue college tuition fees.
Energy: Supports nuclear energy. Supports alternative energy, however opposes incentivising certain types of energy.
Environment: Keep current national parks, however slightly decrease envirnmental protections.
Foreign Aid: Discontinue foreign aid spending outside of disaster relief.
Foreign Policy: Slash military budget, discontinue all military activity outside defense of country.
Guns: Enforce the right to bear arms, implement no further gun regulation.
Healthcare: Transition to single payer.
Homeland security: Close Guantanamo Bay. End all state surveillance.
Immigration: Deport undocumented immigrants. Give all immigrants a background check. Give immigrants a path to citizenship.
Israel: End foreign aid, declare neutrality in conflict.
LGBT rights: Allow full LGBT rights and freedoms including marriage and adoption. Allow business owners to deny service.
Minimum wage: Drastically lower or abolish.
Taxes: Lower to a flat tax of 20%. Eliminate loopholes.
Trade: End the TPP. Remove all import and export tarrifs.
Unions: Remove public funding for unions. Make union membership voluntary.
Welfare: Remove welfare for everyone except those under or just above the poverty line.
Any other positions in candidate's platform (optional): Vikström will campaign on a platform of individualism and freedom of expression. Stressing the right of every individual to go about their business uncurtailed by the state or others. Supports cultural, social and economic liberalism and military non-interventionism.

Slogan: Live and let live.

Accepted.

But you should add what town/city in Maine this candidate resides in.
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Postby Monarchy of Japanada » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:38 pm

All these other Liberal dudes are going to steal my votes :p

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Postby Arlenton » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:59 pm

Monarchy of Japanada wrote:All these other Liberal dudes are going to steal my votes :p

Ramalan is fairly conservative, and McNally will dig into many industrial working class whites who are swing voters. But yeah there is some real vote splitting for progressives at the moment.

You're still ahead in the upper western part of the mid west though. I'll try to make more polls.

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Postby Monarchy of Japanada » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:26 pm

GTG for tonight.

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Postby Arlenton » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:42 am

Polls

Alabama: small Marston lead
Alaska: small Marston lead
Arizona: large Marston lead
Arkansas: small Marston lead
California: medium Emmerson-Park lead
Colorado: small Marston lead
Connecticut: small Vikstrom lead
DC: large Lee lead
Delaware: small Lee lead
Florida: medium Marston lead
Georgia: small Marston lead
Hawaii: large Emmerson-Park lead
Idaho: medium Marston lead
Illinois: small Lee lead
Indiana: small Ramalan lead
Iowa: medium Lee lead
Kansas: large Marston lead
Kentucky: medium Ramalan lead
Louisiana: small Marston lead
Maine: large Vikstrom lead
Maryland: small Lee lead
Massachusetts: large Vikstrom lead
Michigan: large McNally lead
Minnesota: large Lee lead
Mississippi: small Marston lead
Missouri: small Ramalan
Montana: medium Marston lead
Nebraska: medium Marston lead
Nevada: medium Marston lead
New Hampshire: small Vikstrom lead
New Jersey: small Lee lead
New Mexico: medium Marston lead
New York: small Lee lead
North Carolina: small Marston lead
North Dakota: small Marston lead
Ohio: small McNally lead
Oklahoma: large Marston lead
Oregon: medium Emmerson-Park lead
Pennsylvania: medium Ramalan lead
Rhode Island: medium Vikstrom lead
South Carolina: medium Marston lead
South Dakota: small Lee lead
Tennessee: small Ramalan lead
Texas: large Marston lead
Utah: large Marston lead
Vermont: large Vikstrom lead
Virginia: small Marston lead
Washington: medium Emmerson-Park lead
West Virginia: large Ramalan lead
Wisconsin: small Lee lead
Wyoming: large Marston lead

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Postby Aureumterra » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:53 am

Ramalan’s slogan:
Taking Action, Getting Results.

Ramaln’s campaign logo:
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Postby Eclius » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:14 am

Where is the IC thread?
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Postby Arlenton » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:19 am

Eclius wrote:Where is the IC thread?

This pretty much is both the IC and OOC thread. All you really do is submit a candidate. Anything else is optional but helps you.

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Postby Aureumterra » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:21 am

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Little Rock, Arkansas, Robby Ramalan Rally

Ramalan stood up to the podium:

“Hello, citizens of Little Rock! As you all know, I fight for conservative ideas, and our other presidential candidates all seem comm- er… liberal. (crowd laughs) Well, we do have a good conservative representation in me, and recent polls have shown that one of my opponents, Marston, has been leading in many historically conservative states. We have many ideals that the others see as “rascist”, but tell me, aren’t movements like Black Lives Matter rascist against others? (crowd nods) One of my main problems is that I’m tired of having to give extra to LGBTQ people just ecause they are LGBTQ.I mean, it’s OK for them to have the same rights as everyone else, it’s fine, but why do THEY GET MORE RIGHTS? They have been getting extra welfare just because they are what they are, this is nonsense! (Crowd claps and cheers for a few seconds) Thank you. Now as my campaign slogan reflects, when I’m elected, I will take action on matters like these, and give you, good citizens, results! Now let me clear some misconceptions, on my campaign logo, it shows a male and a female. People have accused me of being anti-LG because of this. No, this is to show that I fight for equal rights for both genders. Speaking of equals rights for both genders, I want to expose feminism. I am a firm believer in equal rights for both genders, FEMINISTS however, believe that women should have more rights then men! (Crowd does and ooooh like a mic drop) People,we need equality, not supremacy! (crowd: :lol2: ) I also want to discuss abortion, abortion IS MURDER! You basically take a potential genius, and kill them before they are born. THIS IS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE! That’s all I have now, thank you!
(crowd: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: )
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OOC: How was the rally?
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