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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2016-009: Freedom to Drink Act (Final Vote) on: Today at 01:02:33 am
Sorry, lost track of this. The bill has passed and moves on to the House.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ivanka's hubby got preferential treament to get into Harvard.......... on: July 23, 2016, 09:24:11 pm
Seriously? Is Clinton going to start parading around about white privilege when Chelsea got a job right out of college making almost $1 million a year?
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2016 PAPOY Creepfest on: July 23, 2016, 07:35:29 pm
Spending this summer interning for my congresswoman.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Public Consultation and Legislation Submissions on: July 23, 2016, 06:45:22 pm
Clyde1998 - thank you for making use of this thread! Smiley You do not necessarily need a sponsor. Since Scott's bill is temporarily tabled, once Winfield's two bills are resolved, we will be able to bring your bill to Congress. Clark or I will notify you when that occurs.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: If Tim Kaine is selected as Hillary's VP and they win in November... on: July 23, 2016, 06:05:27 pm
Assuming they lose the Senate this year, Republicans don't even need VA in 2018 to win back the Senate then. Someone like Barbara Comstock could win, but I'd rate this race Tilt D for now.
Republicans can win 10 seats in 2018 assuming Clinton wins (which is likely),
I'm sure they will screw up some races because this is the Republicans so they will end up picking up from 6 to 9 seats, 8 would be my guess right now.

lol
Great analysis!

I mean this with all due respect (and not in the a**hole way people say that on C-Span, I really don't mean this as an insult or anything, even though it may sound a bit harsh), the idea that we know anything about what 2018 will look like right now (much less, that a particular party will gain 6-10 seats) is beyond ridiculous.  "Lol" was exactly the response that the post warranted.  I don't mean to single you out Windjammer because you're actually a pretty good poster, but folks on this forum really need to stop trying to make predictions like this when we're not even through the current election cycle.
Well, if Hillary Clinton wins in 2016 (which seems to be likely), I don't see how 2018 could end up being a favourable year for the democrats. Midterms are most of the time bad for the incumbent party, they were bad for the GOP in 2006 and they were bad for the democratic party in 2010 and 2014.
Considering the democrats will have many many seats to defend, many of them in clearly republican states, I really believe that the democrats are going to lose many seats.
I know it may seem a bit early, but this is a political forum and I'm a political nerd sooooo,... Tongue  I obviously hope I will be wrong though.

The Pubs did fine in 2002 Tongue  This whole idea that we know what 2018 is gonna look like already is silly.  Did anyone think Trump would be the Republican nominee in 2014?  Of course not.
For goodness sake, this entire forum is basically about speculating on the future. By that logic we should shut down ALL discussion on future elections, "because we don't really know what will the election environment will be."

I agree with Windjammer - odds are that if Clinton is the next president, 2018 will be a good year for Republicans. Considering how many seats they are defending and how unpopular Clinton already is, Republicans can win 10 seats. Doesn't mean they will, but it is in the realm of possibilities.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Ad-Hoc Committee on the Constitution on: July 23, 2016, 05:44:16 pm
Link to constitution: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=236720.0

For starters, I want to commend everyone, especially Truman, who worked so hard to pass this constitution. They did a great job, and now that the constitution is live and running, I think this committee will continue the good work by ensuring its continued success and evaluating how it is working.

A couple of items I wanted to bring up for discussion:

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Section 6. Neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crimes of which the accused has been duly convicted, shall exist within the Republic of Atlasia, nor in any place under its jurisdiction.
Perhaps I'm reading this incorrectly, but by my interpretation, this legalizes slavery by allowing it to be used as punishment for a crime. I don't think there should ever be a circumstance where such an act is permitted.

I have some issues with Article III, Section 5:
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Section 5 (Legislation)
i. Legislation may originate in either house, and both houses shall reserve the right to propose and concur with amendments; but all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.
ii. Whenever either house shall vote to pass a bill, order, or resolution that shall have originated in the other, having previously made amendment to the same, the President of the Congress shall immediately call the amended bill to a vote in the house in which it originated. If the original house should then vote to pass the amended bill, it shall proceed to the President; otherwise, the President of the Congress shall instruct the other house either to pass the bill as it stood prior to its amendment by that house, or else reject it entirely.
iii. Every bill, order, or resolution which shall have passed the Senate and the House of Representatives shall, before it becomes law, be submitted to the judgment of the President. If he approve of it he should sign it; but if he disapproves he should return the bill to the house in which it originated with his objections. If, after considering the objections of the President, both houses should by a 2/3 vote agree to pass the same bill, it shall become law regardless of the President's objections.

I'm not sure if Clause 2 should be in here. If one house disagrees with the amendment the other house did, if they don't vote for it, it fails and has to be reintroduced. I would prefer the implementation of Conference Committees to work out disputes - if they are unable to find a solution that both houses like, only then does it fail.  It might also be good to add in a provision saying a bill that isn't signed for seven days automatically becomes law. I think that might be more appropriate in the constitution than in statue.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 2016-012: Federal Electoral Act on: July 23, 2016, 05:19:44 pm
Offering an amendment:

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6. Any political party of three or more members is considered to be an organized political party. Should a political party vote to disband, the party chair shall notify the Registrar General and all members shall be classified as independents until they select a new party.

24 hours for objections.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 2016-014: Amendment to Section 2 of LGBTQ+ Rights Act on: July 23, 2016, 04:26:27 pm
An amendment to the bill:

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Section 2, Clause 2 is amended to read:
Parent/Guardian consent shall be required for minors with exception to minors who are emancipated or have obtained mature minor status.

24 hours for objections.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Criminal Justice Reform Congressional Committee on: July 23, 2016, 04:22:30 pm
No objections, lets get this rolling!

10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Make a map where Johnson hits 270 on: July 23, 2016, 03:43:44 pm
That is tough.

Scenario: Bernie goes completely rogue after the Wikileaks and endorses Johnson - "We have to stop the two party system." Economy worsens, Obama's approval ratings drop and he stops campaigning with Clinton. Trump gets a little bit crazier and a lot of moderate Republicans start endorsing Johnson.

I gave Johnson the states where I don't consider Trump/Clinton or the Republican/Democratic machine to be the particularly strong - this is what I came up with. Texas, along with a couple other states, were a bit of a stretch, but I had to get over 270 somehow.

Johnson - 296
Clinton - 146
Trump - 96

11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: IN-GOV: Which Republican replaces Mike Pence if he is selected as Trump's VP? on: July 23, 2016, 02:44:09 pm
^Didn't Holcomb drop out of the Senate race before the primary?
Yes, but based on the limited polling and fundraising numbers, he was in third place and nothing suggests to me that he would have risen above that.

Holcomb got three big endorsements this week from Pence, David Long (Senate PPT) and Dan Coats: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/politics/amid-gop-endorsements-who-is-eric-holcomb

At this point, I would say he is the favorite and will likely be chosen.
How strong is he honestly?
He seems to be so untested
I personally think Brooks is stronger, but he can win - he'll be a much better governor than Pence has been. Ironic that the guy who was in last place in the Senate GOP primary (in a race they may very well lose) is now potentially going to be the most powerful person in the state. Holcomb definitely played his cards right with all of this - a lucky man.
Do you rate the Gubernational race as Toss up R edge or Lean rep?
I'm curious.
I'd rate it as a toss-up until the race stabilizes and we see some polling. I think the Republicans will ultimately win here, though.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump's acceptance speech at convention falls far below GOP ratings record on: July 23, 2016, 02:42:45 pm
Well, many people have watched it online.

Exactly, there has been so much cable cutting and people moving away from TV, due to Netflix and whatnot. I wouldn't expect many more tv ratings in the future for anything.

While this is true, this didn't stop the Republican debates from having record numbers.
Harder to catch some of the debates online since they were only being streamed by one or two stations. This was covered by all the major news networks, CPSAN, YouTube, etc.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Census Bureau of Atlasia on: July 23, 2016, 02:06:32 pm
^ Following the links provided in the OP to past offices of the Census Bureau, I discovered this conversation regarding the dissolution of the JCP and RPP in 2012 and the Census Bureau's policy on the matter:

Quote from: Census Bureau of Atlasia on January 31, 2012
When will JCP and RPP disappear?

Tomorrow.

Keep in mind, though, that there are still 29 Atlasians who count themselves as members of the JCP and 16 for the RPP [...]

[...] They become independents, don't they?

Yes, they do. [...]
Was that mandated from legislation in the old Atlasia, though? I don't believe we have anything in the books about party dissolution, so my understanding would be that unless a party drops below three members it is still a party.

Something that could potentially be tacked on to our elections package which already stipulates that a political party is 3 members, but it may be better to create separate legislation defining political parties and how they can form, dissolve, etc.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: IN-GOV: Which Republican replaces Mike Pence if he is selected as Trump's VP? on: July 23, 2016, 02:03:46 pm
Holcomb got three big endorsements this week from Pence, David Long (Senate PPT) and Dan Coats: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/politics/amid-gop-endorsements-who-is-eric-holcomb

At this point, I would say he is the favorite and will likely be chosen.
How strong is he honestly?
He seems to be so untested
I personally think Brooks is stronger, but he can win - he'll be a much better governor than Pence has been. Ironic that the guy who was in last place in the Senate GOP primary (in a race they may very well lose) is now potentially going to be the most powerful person in the state. Holcomb definitely played his cards right with all of this - a lucky man.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: IN-GOV: Which Republican replaces Mike Pence if he is selected as Trump's VP? on: July 23, 2016, 01:58:10 pm
Holcomb got three big endorsements this week from Pence, David Long (Senate PPT) and Dan Coats: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/politics/amid-gop-endorsements-who-is-eric-holcomb

At this point, I would say he is the favorite and will likely be chosen.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: June 2016 Federalist Convention - Lincoln, Nebraska (The Chairman Speaks!!!) on: July 23, 2016, 12:50:51 pm
Congratulations, Shua! Smiley

I'll start looking through the bylaws today and will try and put something together. PM me if you want to be involved!
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: August Midterm Poll on: July 23, 2016, 12:50:02 pm
Thank you for doing this - looking forward to seeing how Atlasians feel about some of the legislation we're discussing in Congress.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2016-011: Pay Workers a Fair Wage Act (Debating) on: July 23, 2016, 11:06:18 am
What's the point in having a Senate then? It's beyond belief that this is an issue that's thrown to the regions, but we spend the first two weeks in this chamber debating currency
Well the biggest three areas, in my opinion, are the budget, foreign policy and game reform (including constitutional amendments). Other than that, especially with the reset in place, I'd like to empower the regions as much as possible to be able to determine their own policies, rather than mandate it from the top. In terms of deciding what should be federal and what should be regional, I try to look at how things are currently being done in America and how it is working before deciding where I think it should best be dealt.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2016-011: Pay Workers a Fair Wage Act (Debating) on: July 22, 2016, 11:31:52 pm
I have to respectfully disagree with your assertion that raising the minimum wage doesn't negatively affect employment numbers. Several studies more recent than 1995 have shown that raising the minimum wage leads to a reduction in employment from less-educated workers and only a fraction of those who would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage are low-income.

The South Region has a lot of diverse opinions on this issue, but the opinion I've been hearing the most is that this is an issue that should be best left to the regions to determine, and that is the position I stand with. In terms of combatting poverty at a federal level, I believe there are better ways to combat that. As budget talks are starting to begin, the plan for the federal income tax I will be proposing will cut the income tax to 0% for individuals making under $30,000. By cutting taxes we are creating more opportunities for Atlasians to invest in our economy and improve ways of life.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 2016-012: Federal Electoral Act on: July 22, 2016, 11:02:24 pm
One of the last key necessary steps we have as a body is to establish the proceedings for future election. This is an amended version of the consolidating election rules that Atlasia used to operate by, with slight changes for the House of Representatives and also the inclusion of several provisions that were in the old constitution but the new one left for Congress to decide.

Most of this is fairly non-controversial - I would encourage all senators to read Section 14 in particular, as that deals with the activity requirements, among other things. Some items that have been hot topics in the past:
- how long you should be registered for being able to vote
- how many posts are required for registering

The only thing I believe I changed from current policy is how often you can move states within a region - from 24 hours to 72 hours, mainly because I think it is unnecessary to need to move that often and just creates more hassle for the RG.

This is an important bill that deserves debate, please read through it and bring up any issues you might have. I have already reached out to Truman and RPryor for their thoughts as well - we don't want to create loopholes.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 2016-012: Federal Electoral Act on: July 22, 2016, 10:58:17 pm
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Section 8: Candidacy Declarations
1. The candidacy declaration deadline for regular elections to the House shall be twenty-four hours before the earliest possible commencement of the election and for special elections to the House shall be twenty-four hours before the commencement of the election.
2. A candidate for a regular or special election to the House may withdraw their candidacy up to twenty-four hours before the earliest possible commencement of the election.
3. The candidacy declaration deadline for full tickets of a Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidate to declare shall be seven days before the earliest possible commencement of the election. However, should the Vice-Presidential candidate withdraw their candidacy, then the Presidential candidate may nominate a new Vice-Presidential candidate up to seventy-two hours before the commencement of the election.
4. In all cases, the assent of both the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidate shall be necessary for them to appear together as a ticket on the ballot.
5. A declared or write-in candidate in a presidential election may only run as part of one ticket, indicating such in the Candidate Declaration Thread, or through his or her vote in the case of a write-in candidacy. A declared or write-in candidate in a presidential election must have a declared Vice Presidential candidate in order to be a valid candidate.

Section 9: Administration of Voting Booths
1. Whenever possible, the Secretary of Federal Elections, or the Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections, shall be the administrator of the voting booth. If both shall be absent or unable to administer the voting booth, then the President shall designate an executive officer to do so instead.
2. The administrator of a voting booth shall be free to design the ballot as they see fit, as long as the content of the ballot is clear and unambiguous.
3. The administrator of a voting booth shall post links to all relevant statute regarding electoral law on the ballot.
4. The administrator of a voting booth shall give registered voters seven days advance public notice, in both the Fantasy Elections Forum and the Voting Booth, of the hours in which voting shall take place for all regular House elections.
5. The administrator of a voting booth shall give registered voters seven days advance public notice, in both the Fantasy Elections Forum and the Voting Booth, of the hours in which voting shall take place for all special House elections called on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday; and three days advance public notice, in both the Fantasy Elections Forum and the Voting Booth, of the hours in which voting shall take place for all special House elections called on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Section 10: Certification of Election Results
1. When the voting period has expired, the administrator of the voting booth or a moderator of the Forum shall lock the thread containing the voting booth. The thread shall not be unlocked except to enter the official certification of the election result onto the thread.
2. Certification of the election result shall be conducted as soon as reasonably possible after the voting booth shall have closed by the administrator of the voting booth. If the administrator of the voting booth shall not be available to conduct such certification, then he or she shall designate another executive officer of the federal government to carry out such certification in their stead.
3. In certifying the result the administrator shall list all those votes which he or she has discounted, and the reasons for these votes being discounted. The voting booth administrator shall discount all votes that are invalid under the law, and shall only count those remaining votes for which he or she is able to make a reasonable determination as to the intent of the voter subject to such conditions as imposed by Section 11 of this Act.
4. The certifying officer may post provisional certifications of the election results, but these shall be of no legal effect.
5. Once the certifying officer is content that he has a full and complete certification he shall post an official certification which shall be final in all respects, unless a Court order shall instruct otherwise.

Section 11: Reasonable Determination of Intent
1. Where a voter lists only the Presidential candidate of a ticket in a Presidential election and this is the sole occurrence of the Presidential candidate on the ballot, then the vote shall be construed to be for the ticket which the Presidential candidate is a member of.
2. Where a voter lists all candidates or tickets running and places some mark to the right or left of one and only one of the candidates or tickets, then the vote shall be construed to be for that candidate or ticket.
3. The enumeration of certain reasonable determinations of intent in this section shall not be construed to be exclusive.

Section 12: Concession of Victory
1. If a candidate shall concede their victory of a House election after the certification of the election result, then the candidate with the next greatest number of highest preference votes in that election shall then be declared victor.
2. If both members of a Presidential ticket shall concede their victory in the Presidential election after the certification of the election result, then the members of the ticket with the next greatest number of highest preference votes in that election shall then be declared victors.
3. If a victor who has conceded shall wish to retract their concession, then they may only do so with the permission of the newly declared victor.
4. If an election shall produce a tie, then any candidate or ticket may decline to go forward to the runoff. If such actions shall leave only one candidate or ticket in the runoff, then that candidate or ticket shall be declared the victor.
5. If a tied candidate or ticket that has withdrawn shall wish to re-enter the runoff, then they may only do so with the permission of the other candidates or tickets in the tie.
6. Concessions made before the certification of election results, or on or after the date on which the newly elected official is due to be sworn in, are of no legal effect whatsoever.

Section 13: Statute of Limitations
1. Lawsuits challenging the validity of certified election results shall only be valid if filed with the Supreme Court within one week of the certification of such results.
2. Lawsuits challenging the validity of election results certified on or before 31 May, 2016 shall not be valid.
3. Clause 1 shall not apply in the case of elections resulting in a runoff, in which cases, lawsuits challenging the validity of certified election results shall only be valid if filed with the Supreme Court before the official opening time of the official voting booth (not including any associated absentee voting booth) for the associated runoff election.

Section 14: Federal Activity and Political Party Requirements
1. A person may become a registered voter if they have attained fifteen posts and have been registered at the forum for at least 7 days. In registration, the person must state their name and State of fantasy residence; In addition, they may optionally state a political affiliation.
2. All those persons who have registered to vote 7 days (168 hours) before the commencement of the election posted at least 10 times in the 8 weeks (56 days) prior to the commencement of an election shall be defined as active for the purposes of that election. If a voter changes their state of registration within the 7 days, the state from which they were originally registered shall be the state from which their vote is cast.
3. Persons may only change their State of registration from one region to another region once every 180 days. Changes in State of registration may only occur within a single region every 72 hours.
4. Any registered voter who fails to vote in elections for six months for which they are qualified to vote shall have their registration no longer considered valid. The said voter may only be deregistered after missing three federal elections, not including runoffs and special elections. A vote in a special election or runoff will be counted towards activity the same as a vote in a regular federal election. This clause shall not be construed to deny a forum user the right to register anew.
5. Anyone who has cast an absentee ballot shall be regarded as an active voter, provided he or she fulfills the definition by the time the election commences for which the ballot was cast, of an "active voter"; However, the post containing the ballot shall not count towards the total number of required posts.
6. Any political party of three or more members is considered to be an organized political party.

Section 15: Determination of Election Dates
1. Presidential elections shall be held in the months of February, June and October. Elections shall begin between 0000 Eastern Standard Time on the Thursday preceding the penultimate Friday of the election month and 0001 Eastern Standard Time on the penultimate Friday itself, and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after beginning.
2. Regular elections to the Senate shall begin between midnight Eastern Standard Time on the Thursday preceding the penultimate Friday of the month and 0001 Eastern Standard Time on the penultimate Friday itself, and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after beginning, except in the month of December. Regular elections to the Senate in the month of December shall begin between midnight Eastern Standard Time on the Thursday preceding the second Friday of the month and 0001 Eastern Standard Time on the second Friday itself, and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after beginning.
3. Candidates elected in federal elections shall take office at 1200 Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday in the month after their election.
Sponsor: Tmthforu94

72 hours initially for debate.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / 2016-012: Federal Electoral Act on: July 22, 2016, 10:57:40 pm
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Federal Electoral Act
Section 1: Votes
1. In their vote in the Elections to the House and the Presidency, each voter shall list some, none, or all of the candidates in the voter's order of preference for them.
2. If no numbering of the preferences is stated, then the candidate at the top of the list shall be presumed to be the first preference, the candidate on the second line of the list shall be presumed to be the second preference, and so on.
3. A voter may cast a write-in vote in any election, except a runoff election.
4. In order to write-in a candidate, the voter shall not be required to explicitly specify that their vote is for a write-in candidate.
5. In order for write-in votes for a candidate to qualify as countable votes, the person written-in must formally accept the write-in candidacy before the end of voting in the given election.
6. A voter may vote for "None of the Above" in any election, except a runoff election. Any voter may vote "None of the Above"; any and all lower preferences of the voter shall be ignored.
7. Persons who edit their post in which their vote(s) are contained at the place of voting after twenty minutes shall have their vote counted as void. Campaigning shall also be prohibited in the voting booth and shall result in the disqualification of their vote.

Section 2: Determination of the Winner
1. If any candidate shall gain a majority of highest preference votes, then that candidate shall be declared the winner of the election.
2. If no candidate has a majority of highest preference votes, the candidate with the fewest highest preferences shall be eliminated, and their votes redistributed according to the next-highest preferences of the voters.
3. If, after the implementation of Clause 2 of this Section, any candidate shall have a majority of the highest preference votes, then that candidate shall be declared the winner of the election. If no such candidate shall exist, then Clause 2 of this Section shall be implemented again until such a candidate does exist, or until all candidates have the same number of highest preference votes.
4. If two or more candidates are tied for the least number of highest preference votes, but none of those candidates are tied for the greatest number of highest preference votes, then the following procedure shall be used to determine which candidate is eliminated:
     a. The candidate with the least total number of preferences expressed by voters shall be eliminated.
     b. The Senate shall vote on which candidate to eliminate, with the Vice President being able to cast a tie-breaking vote if necessary.

Section 3: Runoff Elections
1. If all remaining candidates shall have the same number of highest preference votes, then the following procedure shall be used to break the tie:
2. Runoff elections shall begin between midnight Eastern Standard Time on the first Thursday after the initial election and 0001 Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday thereafter, and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after the beginning.
3. Those candidates who have tied shall be automatically entered onto the ballot. No other candidacies shall be allowed.
4. Voters shall only be able to cast a vote for one candidate.
5. If any candidate shall gain a majority of the votes cast, then he shall be declared winner.
6. In the event that litigation is pending before the Supreme Court at the time a runoff is due to be held, the Supreme Court may delay the runoff in a specified manner if it thinks the result of such litigation would have a substantive impact on the runoff.

Section 4: Tied Runoff Elections
If the Runoff Election procedure specified in section 4 results in a tie, then:
1. One of the tied candidates may concede their portion of the term. The rules for determining the winner shall proceed based on as if the number tied candidates is reduced by one.
2. The two candidates shall each serve for one half of a term.
     a. The two candidates will be allowed to determine the order in which the term is split.
     b. If no agreement is reached regarding the order of the terms that each candidate serves in, if   
         one of the tied candidates is an incumbent, then that candidate shall serve the first session.
     c. If both of the tied candidates are incumbents, due to redistricting or other circumstances, or if
        neither of the candidates are incumbents, and no agreement has been reached regarding the
        order of the terms that each candidate serves in, then the candidates shall serve in alphabetical
        order, going by their names used on the Registered Voter Roll.
3. In the event of a tie between more than two candidates:
     a. The tied candidates may make any agreement they see fit.
     b. If an agreement cannot be made by (a), the Senate shall either:
                1. Select one candidate to serve the entire term.
                2. Select a schedule that will allow all tied candidates to serve a portion of the term.
4. If one of the term sharing senators resigns or is elected or appointed to another office, than the other will serve out the remainder of the term.

Section 5: None of the Above
If, in an election, the None of the Above option shall have gained more votes than each candidate, then a new election shall be held under the following procedure
1. The new election shall be held between midnight Eastern Standard Time on the second Thursday after the initial election and 0001 Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday thereafter at 1800 Eastern Standard Time on the second Thursday after the election, and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after the beginning.
2. None of the candidates defeated by the None of the Above option in the original may be declared candidates in the new election. However, a voter may still write-in any such candidate.
3. The candidacy declaration deadline for the new election shall be the same as for special elections.
4. Except as regards Clause 2 of this Section, all other provisions of this Act shall apply to the new election.

Section 6: Absentee Voting
1. As mandated by Article V, Section 2, Clause 8 of the Federal Constitution, all voters shall have the right to cast absentee votes after the candidacy declaration period has expired.
2. Upon the candidacy declaration deadline occurring the Secretary of Federal Elections or Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections shall establish a thread for absentee voting which shall include a full ballot. In the event that a runoff is necessary, absentee voting shall open as soon as is practical after the certification of the original election results.
3. Voters wishing to vote by absentee shall post their votes as they otherwise would.
4. In the event that a person votes by absentee and regularly then both votes will be discounted.
5. In the case of runoff elections, an absentee booth shall be opened as soon as possible after the declaration by the Department of Federal Elections that a runoff election is to be held.

Section 7: Applicability
Any instance of the word "candidate" in Sections 1 through to 6 shall be read as "ticket" in the case of Presidential elections.

-continued-
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Criminal Justice Reform Congressional Committee on: July 22, 2016, 10:56:43 pm
3 of our 4 members have signed in. I nominated NeverAgain to serve as chair.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2016-006: Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2016 (Voting on RD) on: July 22, 2016, 10:54:38 pm
The redraft has passed, and pending the House and presidents formal approval, will be officially enacted.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How old would you think the previous poster is? on: July 22, 2016, 07:30:37 pm
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