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76  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Mideast Record-Courier: LIVE Coverage of the February '17 Election on: February 20, 2017, 04:05:45 pm
yeah but MN, OH, NY, etc Wink

You lost Iowa though and a lot of ground in CA and TX Tongue
77  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Mideast Record-Courier: LIVE Coverage of the February '17 Election on: February 20, 2017, 04:03:18 pm
Clearly not having a Pennyslvanian living in NC on the ballot had an impact on both states. Tongue



78  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The New People's Party on: February 20, 2017, 03:58:03 pm
Hey Lumine, remember this monster: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17WR1YBIXCf1N8-vlb8VIqsmZse5LH4UgHXclydc0WYM/edit''


And we still manage to pass/fail 34 bills and process 73 Amendments in the 61st Senate (the record I think, or perhaps the 59th had slightly more): http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=191863.0


And the Senate was split 5-5 with one of those 5 Laborites being TNF.
79  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The New People's Party on: February 20, 2017, 03:16:36 pm
the fundamental challenges facing the game today are not structural, but operational

Well, you see, that's where you're wrong. No insult to you - you worked very hard on a good Constitution. But it was not good enough, and the amount of gridlock we have now will only worsen with split control of the branches of Congress.

Wait what?


80  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Haslam Exploratory Committee on: February 20, 2017, 03:01:55 pm
Very interesting Smiley
81  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: dfwlibertylover/Goldwater for President & Vice President (VICTORY) on: February 20, 2017, 02:53:06 pm
With this clear mandate for change, it is time to deliver. There cant be anymore excuses , the new federalist government must deliver on its promise to cut taxes,  reform the regulatory system to favor small business and bring economic growth, and reform Atlasia's healthcare system.

Labor still controls the Senate 4-2.

Ahem.  3 - 2 - 1.  Smiley

I momentarily forgot that you were in the Senate.

Just like I momentarily forgot Peebs was running for House when I signed that law banning the SoFE from administering elections they are a candidate in. Tongue
82  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections on: February 20, 2017, 02:46:23 pm
According to the Wiki, the Quota is determined by dividing the number of ballots by the number of seats, plus one; the Quota is 11 instead of 12 because you always round down when counting currency (whether money, votes, or whatnot). For the record, it doesn't change anything if the Quota is 13; in that scenario, the only candidate with a surplus is Peebs, and OneJ and 1184AZ had more second preferences than Cashew among Peebs voters.

So our statutes don't have the same formula as the wikipedia page for STV, which is:
{Valid Votes/(Seats+1)}+1

83  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: NC Yankee For the People's House HQ (WE DID IT!!!/Speaker Declaration) on: February 20, 2017, 12:48:40 pm
The answer. How do you expect a Speaker Yankee/DS Peebs House to work if you don't even know what "Scott African-Americanula" means?

Maybe I can learn. Tongue
84  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections on: February 20, 2017, 12:33:50 pm
Wouldn't be Atlasia without a problem with an election. Tongue
85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The New People's Party on: February 20, 2017, 12:13:16 pm
National salvation for the Western Region is necessary! It is disappointing Constitutional Revision and regional consolidation has not changed the fundamental trends.

Uh, you are about a month late.


As for your other point as I, Truman and others repeatedly, it will be required once reform has passed for the engagement and recruitment of a new generation of Atlasians who will drive the game forward and play it. That process is still being worked on.

It is also necessary to revive civic activism on the AFE board, which has certainly been rather busy the last couple of days.
86  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: NC Yankee For the People's House HQ (WE DID IT!!!/Speaker Declaration) on: February 20, 2017, 11:55:08 am
It's pretty straightforward, Mr. President. What if the 1989-93 cult classic Quantum Leap was still running on TV today?


I guess we would watch it or something. Tongue
False. The correct answers were Smilo's and "Handlink is iPad."

uh, what is this, what even is this?
87  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Roger Dreckman's Atlasian Daily Dispatch on: February 20, 2017, 11:16:33 am
the United Alternative have no representation anywhere any more.

This is false. I have been elected on the UA/Free Soil ticket to the Fremont House of Commons. We're not dead.

This brings back memories.

Good Times!
88  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Congressional Joint Committee on: February 20, 2017, 10:49:25 am
Personally I think they need to be more specific about what happens when a bill passes with amendments and goes back to the original chamber.  And impeaching needs to be harder imo.

In what regards?

The standard is set by the constitution, voting wise.
89  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1076 - The Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections Act (DEBATING) on: February 20, 2017, 10:46:10 am
Time to start blitzing members with PMs. This Congress ain't over yet.
90  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: General Senate Discussion on: February 20, 2017, 09:42:11 am
Is it time for another PPT election?

Isn't it also March 3rd?


That would probably be it, then. Whoops.
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2. The most senior Senator who isn't on Leave of Absence, or the Senator chosen by the most senior Senator, shall convene the Senate to elect a PPT on the first day of each legislative session and when the office of PPT is vacant. The Senate shall elect a PPT from among its members by majority consent. The most senior Senator, who isn't on Leave of Absence, or the senator chosen by the most senior Senator shall retain the powers and prerogatives as PPT until the election of the PPT.

rules are linked in the Noticeboard for both chambers, have been since I was VP in December. Wink
91  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Populist Faction HQ: We The People! on: February 20, 2017, 09:38:16 am
I just realized I may have done an oops and never posted our glorious platform. Well, here it is! (Added to the first post as well):

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Populists' Agenda
-We support autonomy among Atlasian regions and don't believe they should be abolished

Jesus, where you guys three years ago. Tongue
92  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: General Senate Discussion on: February 20, 2017, 09:35:03 am
Is it time for another PPT election?

Isn't it also March 3rd?
93  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Mideast Record-Courier: LIVE Coverage of the February '17 Election on: February 20, 2017, 09:24:25 am
I love my Safe Labor Colorado. To think that as recently as October, the Feds won the House vote there! *Shudder*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB4VdlkzO4

Personally, I blame the drugs! Tongue
94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northern Assemblyman-elect Spark498 on: February 20, 2017, 08:09:48 am
Congrats on your victory. Great to finally have a seat at the table in the North once again. Smiley
95  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Trillionth Federalist Party HQ - For the Constitution and the Free Market!!! on: February 20, 2017, 08:01:40 am
Turnout Statistics for Feds:
Total: 48   38/48 = 79%
Total Valid: 42 36/42 = 86%

Regions (Total Turnout/Total Membership/%)
North (13) 10/13 =77%
Fremont (12) 10/12 = 83%
South (23) 18/23 = 78%

Two Members lacked Posts: Monolith and Inks
Two members joined to late to vote: SingleTXguyforfun and Tomhguy
Two members left forum w/o deregistering: Pingvin99 and AuH2O Republican

One member deregistered for missing two many elections: Fairbol
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: February 2017 Federalist Convention (Bylaw Amendment Offered) on: February 20, 2017, 07:03:40 am
Sections V and VI are new.

I made slight changes to the other sections to make them fit together more with those sections. I removed a clause from section VI on platform committees that would have conflicted, and made some other minor changes as well.
97  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: February 2017 Federalist Convention (Bylaw Amendment Offered) on: February 20, 2017, 07:00:30 am
Quote from: Amendment Offered as full text replacement
I. Membership
1. Eligibility. All members registered as Federalists with the Registrar General shall be granted membership in the Federalist Party.
2. Expulsion. A member may be expelled from the party by majority vote if that member behaves in such a way as to the detriment of the party. Requests for an expulsion vote must be seconded.

II. Leadership
1. Leadership positions. The national party leadership shall consist of three officers: chair, vice chair, and secretary. All members holding these offices must be registered members of the Federalist Party of Atlasia.
2. The Chair. The chair shall be the executive leader and chief spokesperson of the party, as well as oversee all GOTV efforts.
3. The Vice Chair. The vice chair shall assist the chair in providing executive leadership.
4. The Secretary. The secretary shall be responsible for maintaining an up-to-date list of all party members and maintaining a calendar of events for the party. These events may include, but are not limited to, leadership elections, primaries and endorsement deadlines, and national conventions. The secretary is appointed by the chair to serve a four month term bracketed by leadership elections.
5. Leadership Elections. The chair and vice chair shall be elected every four months. These elections shall be run concurrently for three (3) days in February, June, and October. Leadership elections for the chair and vice chair shall occur after party members have had ample time to declare their interest in a position. The elections shall occur by public instant-runoff vote (IRV).
6. Leadership Vacancies. Vacancies may be deemed to have occurred if party leaders resign, lose the confidence of the party by majority vote, or have not posted within the Atlasia sub-boards for two (2) weeks or more. In the event of a vacancy in the office of secretary, the chair shall appoint another member to the office. In the event of a vacancy in the office of vice chair, members shall have ample time to declare their intention to run for the vacant position. After that time, the chair shall hold an IRV election for the vice chair position, to last three (3) days. In the event of a vacancy in the office of chair, the vice chair shall become chair of the Federalist Party, unless he wishes to remain in his current position. In that case, an election for chair will be held.
7. Succession Snafus. In emergency situations where both the chair and vice chair positions are vacant, the secretary shall be responsible for running concurrent elections for both offices. In the event that all leadership positions are vacant, the most senior member of the Federalist caucus in the senate shall have the authority to run leadership elections. If there is no Federalist senator, this responsibility shall fall to the most senior Federalist regional executive.
8. Regional Chair. At his or her discretion, the chair may appoint up to one regional chair per region for the purposes of laser-targeting, recruitment, get-out-the-vote (GOTV) operations and other party activities. Regional chair will also have the authority to run endorsement votes for elections in their region.

III. Endorsements and Primaries
1. Endorsing non-Federalist candidates. If numbers permit the Federalist Party to endorse non-member candidates, candidates seeking the party’s endorsement can submit their names for consideration in the Federalist Party’s main thread or at a party convention. Alternatively, Federalist Party members may move to endorse candidates from other parties. An endorsement vote shall thereafter be held, the logistics of which shall be at the discretion of the party executive. The party shall not be required to endorse any non-Federalist candidates. The number of non-Federalists endorsed by the party must not conflict with the maximum candidates endorsed in a given race, as stipulated in section III, subsections 2-7.
2. Regional legislature elections. All Federalist candidates running for regional legislature positions shall automatically receive the endorsement of the Federalist Party. If the total number of open seats in a regional election is larger than the number of declared Federalist candidates on the first Friday prior to the vote, the party may endorse candidates from non-Federalist Parties. The number of non-Federalist candidates endorsed will reflect the difference between the number of Federalist candidates and the number of available seats.
3. Currently, a maximum of five candidates may be endorsed for the House of Representatives. If the Federalist Party has more than this number of incumbent representatives seeking re-election, each of the incumbents may still receive the endorsement of the party. If, on the first Friday prior to the election, the number of declared Federalist candidates is equal to or less than the maximum number of endorsements, no primary election shall be held and those candidates shall automatically receive the endorsement of the Federalist Party. Any Federalist candidates entering the race after this time shall not enjoy the party’s official endorsement. If, on the first Friday prior to the election, the number of declared Federalists is larger than the maximum number of Federalist endorsements, a primary election shall be held. The election shall run for three (3) days and shall be decided by public IRV. If the number of declared Federalist candidates is less than the maximum number of endorsements, non-Federalists may receive these remaining endorsements.
4. Regional executive elections. In elections for the office of regional executive, only one candidate in each region shall receive the party’s endorsement. If, the first Friday prior to the regional election, only one Federalist candidate has declared for a given position, no primary election shall be held and that candidate shall automatically receive the endorsement of the Federalist Party. If more than one Federalist candidate has declared their intention to run, a primary election shall be held. This election shall run for three (3) days and shall be decided by public IRV. If no Federalist candidate has declared, one non-Federalist may be endorsed.
5. Regional Senate elections. Federalist endorsements in regional senate elections shall follow the same model for endorsements in regional executive elections (see section III, subsection 4).
6. Special elections to the Senate or House of Representatives. Federalist endorsements in special elections to the senate shall follow the same model for endorsements in regional executive elections (see section III, subsection 4), the only difference being that Federalist candidates must declare within a reasonable time of the notice of vacancy. If more than one position is up for election, the party will offer a corresponding number of endorsements.
7. Secondary endorsements. At the discretion of the party chair, the party may run elections giving “second preference endorsements” (or similar) to non-Federalist candidates.
8. Revoking endorsements. The Federalist Party may revoke endorsements if a motion is presented with a second and is then passed by a majority vote.

IV. Conventions
1. Timing. A convention shall be called by the chair three (3) weeks before the start of every regularly-scheduled presidential election. Conventions may deviate from this timeline in emergency situations.
2. Location. It shall be at the discretion of the party chair and vice chair on how to determine the location of the Federalist Party’s convention. .
3. Leadership elections and non-confidence motions. Leadership elections may occur during a national convention. Additionally, a member of the party may call for a vote of non-confidence in the leadership of either the chair or vice chair. If the vote receives a majority, the relevant position shall become vacant.
4. Endorsements and Primaries. Primaries and endorsement votes may occur during conventions.

V. Party Caucuses and Platform Committee
1. The Federalist Party shall contain three caucuses, the three caucuses should strive to represent a significant portion of the Party and shall be limited to registered members of the party only.
2. The Caucuses will elect leaders on a regular basis administered by the Party Chair and subsequently by the outgoing leadership. These elections will occur following the completion of the Midterm Elections.
3. The Caucus Leaders shall form the Platform Committee for the Federalist Party. Over the course of the month leading up to the Federalist Convention, they will be tasked with composing the Party Platform for the next election.
4. Each caucus may nominate two priority members for the House from among the party's candidates or aligned candidates. These nominations shall not later than a week before the General Election for which they are nominated.
5. The Party Chair shall maintain the right to intervene to hold elections for the caucuses when necessary.

VI. People's House Conference
1. The Federalist Members and aligned third parties of the People's House of Representatives shall be invited to join the Federalist House Conference.
2. The Conference will be administered by the Party Chairman as the interim conference chair until the election of a slate of leaders:
     a. Majority Conference: candidate for Speaker, Majority Leader, Majority Whip, Policy         Chair and Conference Chair.
     b. Minority Conference: Minority Leader, Minority Whip, Policy Chair and Conference           Chair.
     c. The Conference chair shall administer future leadership elections unless he leaves the House, then it will fall back on the Party Chairman.

VII. General
1. Concurrent ballots. Intra-party elections may run concurrently on the same ballot for purposes of efficiency.
98  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Trillionth Federalist Party HQ - For the Constitution and the Free Market!!! on: February 20, 2017, 06:26:47 am
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Press Release -
The Federalist Party Congratulates Governor Dfwlibertylover and his election and Goldwater to the vice Presidency. This is the first time an all Federalist ticket has been elected to the White House since February 2014. The Party also expresses congratulations to the Federalist House Candidate Slate, NC Yankee, Tedbessell, Potus, Enduro and Heisenberg on their elections and on securing the majority in the House for the first time since the first post-reset Congress last summer. Likewise, the Federalist Part wishes to offer congratulations to Spark498 on his successful campaign for North Assembly. Finally the Federalist Party wishes to congratulate Fremont Representative Rfayette on his election to the Fremont House of Commons and likewise to former Fed and UA member, Vice President Rpryor03 on his election to the Fremont House of Commons. In closing, The Party wishes to thank all candidates from every party for their contributions in this last election and urge them to continue participating and fighting for their ideals.
99  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Federalist Main Street Partnership (FMSP) on: February 20, 2017, 06:21:46 am
Still a lot of potential new members. Smiley
100  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / People's House Federalist Conference (5th Congress Members Sign-in) on: February 20, 2017, 06:10:51 am
Since all the leadership posts in this are vacant, I am assuming control as both Representative-Elect and Federalist Party Chairman of the position of Federalist House Conference Chair on an interim basis.


Majority Conference Positions:
Declarations:
Speaker: NC Yankee
Majority Leader:
Majority Whip:
Conference Chair:
Policy Chair:

Due note, the Speaker has to be elected by the whole House upon its swearing in, through the process designated in the rules of the House, pending amendment.

First off Members of the House Conference for the 5th Congress, please sign-in (If newly elected, you cannot vote on legislation or introduce bills until you swear in on March 3rd, this is only for Conference purposes):
NC Yankee
Potus
Enduro
Ted
Heisenberg
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