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  How would you imagine YOURSELF winning the Electoral College?
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KoopaDaQuick
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« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2018, 11:41:54 am »

This map also follows the numbers of the 2010 census, and isn't set in the future or anything where the partisanship of states is different. Also, because I'm me, I might be a little biased.


For President
270 needed to win

KoopaDaQuick (R-IA) - 314 ✓
Democratic Opponent (D-??) - 224


(Yes, that's an Atlas blue Illinois. Sue me.)



Also, here's a map where I barely just squeak through.


For President
270 needed to win

KoopaDaQuick (R-IA) - 271 ✓
Democratic Opponent (D-??) - 267
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« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2018, 03:00:22 pm »



I would also get 100% of the popular vote
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« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2018, 12:05:13 am »

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« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2018, 06:31:10 pm »

I still think that, in a close race, my original map (Clinton states +MI/PA/WI) would be the most probable, but if I were to win more decisively (not saying it's likely) here's what the map might look like:

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« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2019, 10:06:07 am »

Massive voter fraud....j/k, LOL.  Wink
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« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2019, 10:30:18 am »



I don't think I'd be a great fit for the Northeast.
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« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2019, 11:23:21 am »

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« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2019, 11:34:11 am »

2016-MI, PA, WI +NV, NH, CO
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« Reply #58 on: June 08, 2019, 11:43:50 am »

I wouldn't because I'd be distracted trying to win traditionally GOP western states and put basically no effort into actually important states. But if we imagine my opponent really collapsed:

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« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2019, 07:18:07 am »

I probably would never, ever win, even if I was somehow eligible.

I guess lose the midwest like Hillary, but perform really well among Hispanics and that gives me the presidency in an upset



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It later surfaces out that I was not eligible and whoever I picked as VP is the one who becomes president.
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« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2019, 02:37:26 pm »

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« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2019, 10:35:08 am »

I am pretty bored, so I thought I would mess around with this.  First of all, I don't think I could win ... but if I did:

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« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2019, 10:37:36 am »

Realistically:
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« Reply #63 on: June 20, 2019, 01:09:48 am »



John Dule (R-CA): 334
Chelsea Clinton (D-NY): 204

I won't be old enough to win the presidency for another fifteen years. This election would take place in a far-off future where the religious right's influence in the Republican Party has rapidly declined, and the party has become a more libertarian-leaning coalition between whites and conservative Hispanic immigrants. The GOP platform would include economic deregulation, a merit-based immigration system, gun rights, and decreasing government welfare spending. Things like gay marriage and marijuana legalization will be things of the past.

My Democratic opponent would hopefully be someone unpopular, and I would try to challenge the Democrats at a time when they hold the presidency. I would run a campaign tying urban blight and deterioration to Democratic policies, emphasizing my opposition to rent control, unreasonable minimum wage laws, and byzantine building codes. After several decades under one-party rule, the urban areas of California will be crumbling. I would try to reach out to these voters (who I am uniquely familiar with) to depress the Democratic margins in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, netting myself a win in my home state. By framing the issues of expensive housing, homelessness, and prevalent drug use as the products of Democratic policies, I would position myself as the candidate of change.

From there, all I'd have to do is pick off a few of the traditional swing states, including Florida, Nevada, and Colorado. Part of my platform would include decreasing the power of the executive branch and scaling back government spending. This, sadly, might not play well in states that are increasingly reliant on government subsidies and grants. I could see myself losing Iowa, but I would probably not fare well in the Rust Belt in general. Nevertheless, my wins in the west would offset my depleted margins in the Midwest, and I would win with a cushion of about three million votes if I played my cards right.

Of course, this is just a hypothetical. In reality I'd never run for office.
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« Reply #64 on: August 17, 2019, 06:08:53 pm »



Being from Ohio would give me a great advantage in the midwest and the northeast to a lesser extent.
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« Reply #65 on: August 18, 2019, 01:08:04 am »

coming back to this:

2020: somehow a 17 (18 before election day) year-old me gets the nom. Ok, weird, and certainly something Trump will try and pinpoint, but not before the economy crashes horribly, and some oddly strong debate performances by myself end up giving some credibility to the campaign.




Student WB/Senator Tammy Baldwin: 289 EV, 47.98%
President Trump/VP Pence: 249 EV, 44.26%
Fmr. Gov. Bill Weld/Fmr. Gov. Lincoln Chafee: 0 EV, 3.56%
Mr. Howie Hawkins/Youngstown BoE Member Dario Hunter: 0 EV, 1.89%
Others: 0 EV, 2.31%

It would have been a landslide for anyone else, but I was able to prove my capabilities enough to get some disaffected Dems to support me.


I'm tired so I'll do the other one tomorrow
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« Reply #66 on: August 18, 2019, 12:05:47 pm »

Total insanity. It's 2040, I'm governor of New Mexico, and my brand of libertarian neoconservatism takes over the Republican party somehow. I'm against a populist senator from Ohio or Pennsylvania. This is how I win. In terms of today it's a 300-238 EV victory, so I'm guessing it would be something similar in 2040 lmao


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« Reply #67 on: August 24, 2019, 10:40:31 am »

I wouldn't win the election, but if i'd win, it would probably look like this against a generic Republican



Narrow win in Alaska, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Virginia and Wisconsin because of #populism, narrow loss in Pennsylvania because of decreased minority turn-out and high turn-out of PA rural conservatives.
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« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2019, 07:57:06 am »

As a republican



I win because electors don't pledge their votes, and with a Republican senate (and congress) i'm safe.



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« Reply #69 on: September 13, 2019, 12:29:40 pm »

Me vs AOC, 2032

I win by taking the entire Rust Belt, but losing Nevada due to my calls for taxes on prostitution. My proposals to raise revenues using excise taxes and tariffs, rejected by AOC, prove popular thanks to broad support from business as a means of reducing the deficit; subsequently, I win almost every swing state, including New Hampshire, by a massive margin, and secure the popular vote. AOC, who continues pushing her GND, is not taken seriously by the vast majority who have not seen the world end yet despite decades of shilling.
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