President Infinity 1816 Election

1816 US Election

*This scenario was greatly updated by the Historical Scenario Commission on July 19, 2017 and again on February 8, 2018. Version 3.0 can be downloaded here: United States – 1816Final

Background:This election follows the end of the War of 1812, a stalemate which was spun as a victory, since Andrew Jackson won the last battle of the war. Pres. James Madison and his administration realized that the Jeffersonian theory of government was at odds with a modernizing world. As such, Madison evolved to support several Federalist programs, such as a high tariff and a national bank.

Meanwhile, the Federalist Party was rapidly losing support, as its Pro-British tendencies were tantamount to treason. As such, they couldn’t expect to win.

Heading into the election, Madison’s Secretary of War, James Monroe, was heir apparent. However, Northern Republicans tiring of Virginians running the country, drafted Georgian William H. Crawford as an alternate candidate, hoping that he would get Southern and Northern support. Two other potentially strong candidates, Daniel Tompkins and Simon Snyder, withdrew before the nomination caucus.

What Really Happened?

Crawford nearly defeated Monroe for the nomination, despite refusing to exert himself. Crawford neither personally campaigned against Monroe, but he also didn’t prevent supporters from campaigning on his behalf. Monroe later made Crawford his Secretary of State, and Crawford assumed he would be Monroe’s heir in eight years.

Federalist were so disorganized that they failed to hold a convention, but Rufus King, through his own effort, emerged as the candidate of their party.

As could be expected, Monroe won in a landslide. Only Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Delaware voted for King.

This election includes the following candidates:
ON Republicans:
Sec. of State James Monroe
Sec. of War William Crawford
Gov. Daniel Tompkins of NY
Gov. Simon Snyder of PA
OFF Republicans
Gen. Andrew Jackson
Speaker Henry Clay of KY
Rep. John Randolph of VA
Gen. William Henry Harrison
Amb. John Quincy Adams
Pres. James Madison
Fmr Pres. Thomas Jefferson
Mayor DeWitt Clinton of NYC
Fmr VP Aaron Burr
ON Federalists
Sen. Rufus King of NY
OFF Federalist Party
Rep. Daniel Webster of NH
Chief Justice John Marshall
Fmr Gov. John Jay
Fmr Rep. Harrison Gray Otis
Fmr Sec. Alexander Hamilton
Rep. Timothy Pickering of MA
ON Pennsylvania Unpledged Federalists
Sec. of War William Crawford w/ Federalist VP

Feedback is desired.

2020 Presidential Election

2020 Presidential Election [VCCzar version]

[This election was updated by the Historical Scenario Commission on Nov 29, 2017. It was updated again on February 4, 2018, and it can be downloaded here: United States – 2020-Feb4th2018

Backstory

It is July 2019, and President Trump’s approval rating has never been above 40% in the average poll.

Donald Trump’s presidency has proven to be as controversial as his 2016 campaign. While his Midwestern base is exceptionally happy, he has alienated many Republicans, mostly with his unique presidential style, but also with his connection to scandalous figures from the Russian probe and some of his policies. Republicans are mostly against impeaching Trump.

Meanwhile, Democrats struggle between reformist establishment figures and populist progressives leading the party, but they have managed to narrowly retake the Senate and the House. As such, impeachment seems likely as more evidence comes in from the Russia probe.

Both parties continue to struggle with making their voters happy, while maintaining the stability and order that the establishment of both parties think is required for American supremacy.

 

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President Infinity 1812 Election

1812 US Election
*This scenario was greatly updated by the Historical Scenario Commission on July 18, 2017 and on February 1, 2018. Version 3.0 can be downloaded here: United States – 1812 Final

Background:This election takes place as the War Hawks in Congress inevitably push James Madison to war against the British.While the nation has a cause for war, the military is not much more prepared than it was during the Revolution. However, militant optimists expect a resounding victory, including the potential annexation of Canada.

This leads to another disagreement. Pro-war Northerners are wishing for Canada to become a new state, while Pro-war Southerners fear that a Canadian state will greatly diminish the influence of the South.Therefore, Southern politicians hope to use Canada only as a bargaining chip in a peace treaty.

Support for the war is minimal in the North, as trade is heavily dependent on British cooperation.After having endured Jefferson’s embargo,and having to deal with a continued embargo with Madison,a war with a European power would certainly wreck their economy.

Overall, Madison’s reelection isn’t guaranteed, as it had been for Jefferson. For two years, Madison was aimless, and ultimately appeared to continue Jefferson’s less popular policies, such as creating his own embargo. Madison also killed the National Bank,which worried some of the major cities.

With Madison’s reelection in question, the opposition felt a chance for victory. However, the Federalists were so disorganized on the National-level following recent defeats, that most of them would accept a moderate Republican, such as DeWitt Clinton, who favors many Federalist policies,such as Federally-funded internal improvement. Some Federalists, like Rufus King, who to build a straight Federalist ticket.

What Really Happened?

The election was fairly close, but Clinton was unable to pick up the crucial state of Pennsylvania, which he needed to win the election. Had Clinton selected a Republican Pennsylvania running mate, rather than a Federalist Pennsylvania running mate, he might have won the election, even if he lost some Federalist support. Surprisingly, Madison won Vermont, despite Northern opposition to the war. Madison had solid support in the South and West.

Madison was able to win reelection despite several military setbacks during the war.

This election includes the following candidates:
ON Republicans:
Pres. James Madison, the incumbent running for reelection.
OFF Republicans 
Sec. of State James Monroe
Sec of War William Crawford
Gov. Daniel Tompkins of NY
Gov. Simon Snyder of PA
Gen. Andrew Jackson
VP George Clinton
Rep. John Randolph
Gen. William Henry Harrison
Amb. John Quincy Adams
Fmr Pres. Thomas Jefferson
Speaker Henry Clay
Gov. Elbridge Gerry of MA
Fmr VP Aaron Burr
ON Independent Fusion:
Mayor DeWitt Clinton of NYC
ON Straight Federalists:
Fmr Amb. Rufus King
OFF Federalist Party (Had the party been more organized):
Fmr Amb. Rufus King
Fmr Amb. Charles Coatesworth Pinckney
Chief Justice John Marshall
Fmr Gov. John Jay
Fmr Rep. Harrison Gray Otis
Fmr Sec. Alexander Hamilton
Fmr Pres. John Adams
Feedback is desired.

My Confederate Series – 1891

My Confederate Series – 1891

In 1885, Minister to the United Kingdom and retired General James Longstreet and former Representative and Mayor of Kansas City Robert Van Horn were elected President and Vice President, respectively. The two Whigs were the first non-Democrats to hold their respective positions, and President Longstreet has been viewed as one of, if not the most, successful Presidents in the country’s young history. Despite this, he hasn’t been as popular as one would expect, though he has tremendously strengthened the Whig Party on a national level and hopes that his Secretary of State, John Mosby, can succeed him. However, the People’s Party (Populist Party) has formed and is expected to take some support away from the Whigs. Can Secretary Mosby succeed President Longstreet as the 2nd Whig President, or will President Longstreet and President Beauregard’s Attorney General, Democrat Augustus Garland, beat out 10+ competitors and win the Presidency? Or will the Populist Commissioner of Agriculture, Leonidas Polk, win the Presidency? Candidates are as follows:

Democrats

  • Attorney General Augustus Garland
  • Former Senator Wade Hampton III
  • Senator Francis Cockrell
  • Senator John Morgan
  • Governor Simon Bolivar Buckner
  • Former Governor Fitzhugh Lee
  • Senator Richard Coke
  • Former Governor Sul Ross
  • Senator Alfred Colquitt
  • Senator Matt Ransom
  • Representative Clifton Breckinridge
  • Former Governor J. Proctor Knott
  • Senator Isham Harris
  • Former Governor Robert Lowry
  • Senator Matthew Butler

What-if?s

  • Former Vice President JLM Curry
  • Former President John B. Gordon

Whigs

  • Secretary of State John Mosby
  • Former Senator William Mahone
  • Ambassador to the United Kingdom and former Mayor of Norfolk William Lamb
  • Judge John Paul
  • Former Representative Curtis Hooks Brogden

What-if?s

  • President James Longstreet
  • Vice President Robert Van Horn

Populists

  • Commissioner of Agriculture Leonidas L. Polk

For a brief electoral history of the CSA, see http://270soft.ipbhost.com/topic/14754-basic-history-of-my-confederate-series/

President Infinity 1808 Election

 

*The Historical Scenario Commission greatly updated this scenario on July 17, 2017 and January 6, 2018. Version 3.0 can be found here: United States – 1808 Final

Background:

This election takes place as Thomas Jefferson’s second term is winding down. While Jefferson’s first term was wildly popular, his decision to unleash an embargo against Great Britain has crippled Northern industry, upsetting even Northern Republicans. Despite this, Jefferson’s popularity is still high, but he has chosen to retire, rather than seek a 3rd term.

As such, Jefferson’s Secretary of State, James Madison, moves to the front rank as Jefferson’s preferred successor. Yet, Madison hasn’t the charisma that Jefferson had and, therefore, seems potentially vulnerable. Therefore, conservative Republicans led by John Randolph, who believe Jefferson and Madison are too moderate, promote James Monroe for the nomination. Meanwhile, Northern Republicans push for George Clinton’s nomination, as they tired and feared a continued Virginia Dynasty.
Federalists also sensing an out-side chance of victory, debated on whether to support Clinton’s nomination or to field one of their own candidates. Ultimately, they chose their own candidate. As Federalist leaders couldn’t convince any of their superstar politicians to run, such as Chief Justice John Marshall, they opted to support the same ticket as in 1804, Charles Coatesworth Pinckney and Rufus King.
Internationally, the Napoleonic Wars dominate the headlines.

What Really Happened?

After some tension, James Madison was able to wrap up his nomination for president rather convincingly, thanks to the endorsement of Thomas Jefferson and the Nominating Caucus. Madison kept Jefferson’s VP, George Clinton. However, groups of Never Madisons supported either VP Clinton or Monroe through election day.

Madison easily defeated Pinckney for the presidency, even taking Vermont. Yet, it could have gone another direction. Clinton supporters made headway in NY, and could have possibly held the state. A stronger Federalist candidate would have captured all of New England, plus Delaware. John Marshall, a popular Southern Federalist, would have likely to Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina. Pennsylvania might have been a contest. In short, fear of defeat held back a chance of victory in what could have been a more contested election.
Need a Suggestion as to who to play as? Try an win as these candidates:
  • Why not test your skill by attempting to defeat James Madison with Charles Coatesworth Pinckney?
  • What if George Clinton had taken the nomination for himself and his Northern Republicans?
  • What if James Monroe had won the nomination for himself and his conservative Old Republicans?
  • What if Thomas Jefferson had run for a 3rd term?
  • What if Aaron Burr opted to run, despite crippling scandals?
  • What if Elbridge Gerry, a rare Massachusetts Republican, ran?
  • What if DeWitt Clinton ran a stronger independent Northern Republican insurgency campaign?
  • What if John Randolph personally ran a strong insurgent Old Republican campaign for his conservatives?
  • What if Chief Justice John Marshall had agreed to run as a superstar Federalist candidate?
  • What if former president John Adams sought a non-consecutive second term?
  • What if Alexander Hamilton had not been mortally wounded and ran in 1808?
  • What if John Jay opted to be the Federalist superstar candidate?
  • What if John Quincy Adams, the moderate son of John Adams, ran as a candidate that could potentially win Northern Republicans and Federalists?
  • What if Rufus King were on the top of the ticket, rather than as the VP nominee?

Feedback is desired.

1994 – House of Representatives (V.1)

1994 saw the Republicans gain control of the House for the first time since 1952. You now have the chance to change history or inflict a worse defeat for the Democrats. This has been built with the issues ported from vcczar’s 1996 Presidential election scenario

Whats included;

  • Republican, Democrat and Libertarian candidates and the top performing ‘Independent’ in each seat.
  • Official result adjusted for campaign (20% Undecideds subtracted)
  • Candidate strengths (4 for speaker/chief whip, 3 for incumbents, 2 for main challengers, 1 for other minor challengers)
  • Issues ported from vcczar’s 1996 Presidential election scenario
  • Surrogates

What is planned (other ideas welcome);

  • Additional parties (those with over 50,000 votes)
  • More surrogates
  • Money (currently set at 2014 rates)
  • State level turnout

1994 – House

President Infinity 1804 Election

 

US Election 1804

*The Historical Scenario Commission greatly updated this scenario on July 17, 2017 and on December 31, 2017. Version 3.0 can be downloaded here: United States – 1804 Final

Background:

The 1804 election took place during a brief hiatus in the French Revolutionary War abroad, resulting in booming international trade. Additionally, Thomas Jefferson’s decision to buy Louisiana Territory from Napoleon opened cheap land out West for settlers. As such, Jefferson’s popularity was arguably at its peak. Therefore, Jefferson’s renomination and reelection was virtually assured.

Meanwhile, Federalists were in disarray with only New England and New York having any semblance of an organized party. New England Federalists so opposed Jefferson that many of them, led by Sen. Timothy Pickering, hatched a plan to work with VP Aaron Burr to secede from the country if Jefferson won reelection. However, many notable Federalists, including Alexander Hamilton, opposed the scheme.

What Really Happened?
 
Thomas Jefferson sought reelection without contest from his party. Federalists were unable to convince any sort of superstar from running; therefore, they settled for last election’s VP-nominee, Charles Coatesworth Pinckney, whom they thought would father Southern support.
Meanwhile, the Northern secessionist plot failed badly. Secessionists banked on incumbent VP Aaron Burr winning the gubernatorial election in NY, and hoped that Burr would then align with New England and break off from Jeffersonian America. However, Alexander Hamilton thwarted both Burr and his fellow Federalists by working against the scheme and Burr’s election. Ultimately, Burr and Hamilton agreed to a duel over a lifetime of grievances against one another, resulting in the mortal wounding of Alexander Hamilton. Rumors of Burr’s dissatisfaction with Jefferson, rumors of his possible collusion in a secession plot, and his killing of Alexander Hamilton, resulted in Jefferson dropping Burr as his VP for another New Yorker, George Clinton. New England would make another secession attempt during the War of 1812, nearly a decade later.
On election day, Jefferson trounced Pinckney, 72.8% to 27.2% in the greatest popular vote landslide in a contested election. Additionally, Jefferson won four of the five New England states, including Massachusetts. Clinton helped Jefferson win New York. Only Delaware and Connecticut chose Pinckney.
Need a Suggestion as to who to play as? Try an win as these candidates:
  • Why not test your skill by attempting to defeat Thomas Jefferson with Charles Coatesworth Pinckney?
  • What if George Clinton, Aaron Burr, or Elbridge Gerry contested Jefferson’s nomination with the support of Northern Republicans?
  • What if James Madison became impatient and aimed to win the nomination for himself?
  • What if conservative Republicans had rallied behind James Monroe in 1804?
  • What if Alexander Hamilton ran for the presidency and survived his duel with Aaron Burr?
  • What if other Federalist superstars, such as John Marshall and John Jay ran?
  • What if John Adams sought a non-consecutive second term?
  • What if John Quincy Adams aimed for the presidency in 1804?
  • What if Gouverneur Morris or Henry Lee ran for the Federalists?

Feedback is desired.