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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Connecticut election results 1922-Present on: May 25, 2015, 05:54:52 pm
There are a few exceptions - Salisbury, Cornwall and Mansfield (UConn) on the Democratic side, and the Gold Coast towns on the Republican side.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Connecticut election results 1922-Present on: May 24, 2015, 08:45:07 pm
Those results have been on the Secretary of the State's website for at least five years. (I was a little surprised to see this thread referring to them - I assumed that the existence of this information was well known.)

When I was a student at the University of Connecticut, I found records of municipality-detailed election results dating back to about 1848 at the Homer Babbidge library in Storrs.
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Connecticut election results 1922-Present on: May 24, 2015, 08:52:46 am
He is almost certainly referring to this.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 (The Official Election Day & Results Thread) on: May 08, 2015, 08:44:46 pm
Quick-and-dirty constituency map (colored according to margin of victory), 'cause what else was I going to do with my Friday night?

5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 (The Official Election Day & Results Thread) on: May 08, 2015, 07:30:54 pm
Vertigine della lista

GREEN TOP 10 SEATS

CandidateConstituencyPercent
Caroline LucasBrighton Pavilion41.8%
Darren HallBristol West26.8%
Jillian CreasySheffield Central15.8%
Heather FinlayHackney North and Stoke Newington   14.6%
Lesley Grahame   Norwich South13.9%
Alan FrancisBuckingham13.8%
Vix LowthionIsle of Wight13.5%
Natalie BennettHolborn and St Pancras12.8%
John CoughlinLewisham Deptford12.5%
Martin DobsonLiverpool Riverside12.1%

UKIP TOP 10 SEATS

CandidateConstituencyPercent
Douglas CarswellClacton44.4%
Robin Hunter-Clarke   Boston and Skegness33.8%
Nigel FarageThanet South32.4%
John BickleyHeywood and Middleton32.2%
Tim AkerThurrock31.7%
Jamie HuntmanCastle Point31.2%
Mark RecklessRochester and Strood30.5%
Jane CollinsRotherham30.2%
Peter HarrisDagenham and Rainham   29.9%
Allen CowlesRother Valley28.1%
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 (The Official Election Day & Results Thread) on: May 08, 2015, 07:07:08 pm
I'm sure I'm missing a few seats but I can't quite figure what they are. England and Wales only here.

Lab to Con (9)Con to Lab (10)LD to Con (27)LD to Lab (12)
Plymouth MoorviewHoveSt IvesBristol West
Southampton Itchen      Brentford and IsleworthCornwall NorthNorwich South
GowerEnfield NorthSt Austell and NewquayCambridge
Vale of ClwydEaling Central and ActonDevon NorthBirmingham Yardley
TelfordIlford NorthTorbayManchester Withington
Morley and OutwoodCity of ChesterTaunton DeaneBurnley
Bolton WestWirral WestYeovilCardiff Central
Derby NorthLancaster and Fleetwood      Dorset Mid and Poole North      Redcar
Corby (by-election)Wolverhampton SWEastleighBermondsey and Old Southwark
DewsburySomerton and FromeBrent Central
WellsHornsey and Wood Green
BathBradford East
Chippenham
Thornbury and Yate
Cheltenham
Lewes
UKIP to Con (1)Respect to Lab (1)Eastbourne
Rochester and Strood (by-election)Bradford West (by-election)Portsmouth South
Colchester
Solihull
Cheadle
Hazel Grove
Brecon and Radnorshire
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Twickenham
Sutton and Cheam
Kingston and Surbiton

7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Who would you bring back from the dead for a final concert? on: May 07, 2015, 06:18:22 pm
Clifford Brown
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Vote No to the Electoral Reform Amendment on: April 26, 2015, 06:21:30 pm
Two regions are now in their third day of voting on the amendment, while there is, as yet, no voting booth for the other two regions. There's no telling how long voters in the Mideast and Midwest will have to wait, but at least we're "giving the Governors something to do" and "keeping them active".

I'm glad I live in a region where we are getting time to consider this major reform before voting on it.

And who knows how much time you'll have!
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Vote No to the Electoral Reform Amendment on: April 26, 2015, 05:41:35 pm
Two regions are now in their third day of voting on the amendment, while there is, as yet, no voting booth for the other two regions. There's no telling how long voters in the Mideast and Midwest will have to wait, but at least we're "giving the Governors something to do" and "keeping them active".
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Homely's new maps thread on: April 25, 2015, 08:01:40 pm
New York Gubernatorial Election 2014, minus Nassau. I have no interest in spending $25 for Nassau County's 10 lb. canvass book.



I'm afraid that my interest in cartography has completely evaporated. For the time being, I have nothing more to contribute to this thread.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gov. Ducy Issues Executive Order to Let Gay Couples Adopt on: April 24, 2015, 07:21:46 pm
The gulag may indeed be coming, but nothing makes the gulag as horrifying as the fear of the gulag.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Vote No to the Electoral Reform Amendment on: April 24, 2015, 07:14:20 pm
I think we aren't realizing it in part because many people don't really understand how to vote effectively under STV. This weakness is hardly to their detriment, however, because the electoral system can be maddeningly complex. Under STV, a voter often needs to vote in such a way that both totally disregards his true preferences and aims to ensure both the election of the fifth senator and the defeat of the sixth candidate. However, the electoral calculus that leads a voter to vote in a particular way may completely change in the course of an hour, turning a voter's STV strategy against himself. It has always frustrated me that voters frequently neglect their lower preferences or rush recklessly through voting - they're avoiding the strategic decision-making needed to vote effectively under our current system.

Public ballots in theory make STV a source of complex intrigue and strategy, but the nuances of the STV chess game are often lost on an electorate that prefers to play FPTP checkers. Again, I do not intend to gratuitously insult voters' intelligence. Their expectation is a reasonable one - that expressing one's true preferences will lead to the proper electoral result - and one that is improperly encouraged by STV's fair and proportional reputation. But there is no need for an STV candidate to receive 13 votes in excess of the quota, as Polnut did, or for NC Yankee to keep receiving first preferences long after his election was assured. Surely they were flattered by the overwhelming show of support, but many of those voters would have used their votes far more effectively in determining whether Poirot or Cris would be the fifth Senator.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Electoral Reform Amendment Opinion Poll on: April 24, 2015, 02:22:54 pm
If you mean that the polling suggests that the population is divided 50-50 over the merits of the amendment, then the race might not be close at all. The amendment must get a majority of the vote in four regions regardless of its level of support in Atlasia as a whole.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Electoral Reform Amendment (Debating) on: April 22, 2015, 01:17:29 pm
The At-Large election has some advantages. It is one big electoral event that is for all the nation, the only one aside from the presidential election. It usually gets high participation. Since it is one national election it is easier to organize a debate and have the focus on that. Since it is addressed to all voters it is worth doing a public campaign for a candidate. For candidates it is a chance to come in contact with people in all the nation. At-Large offers a different way for someone to enter the Senate while districts are more identical regional Senate election. Someone who is not popular or not well-known or who is less mainstream but backed by a big party can be elected in At-Large.

The at-large elections are, on the other hand, increasingly rarely competitive. The two most recent elections have featured six candidates running for five seats, with little doubt as to whom the five elected would be. This is often due to the fact that no major party has ever won more than two seats at a general at-large election, or has ever been foolish enough to consciously risk splitting their candidates' vote three ways.

To be fair, I don't think many of the 130 voters actively followed the campaign or paid attention to the debates. Partisanship is far and away the best predictor, time and time again, of how an Atlasian will vote. The supporters you have won with your vigorous campaigning just haven't been enough to match the parties' vigorous GOTV efforts of their registered members, nor is your ideological niche large enough to siphon off enough votes from the center-right or center-left.
15  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: World Religion Map by National Subdivision on: April 21, 2015, 01:33:36 pm
Hats off, gentlemen! A genius!

16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: April 20, 2015, 12:32:17 pm
OFFICIAL RESULTS
FEDERAL ELECTION OF APRIL 2015


AT-LARGE SENATORS

FIRST BALLOT

POLNUT 36 (Flo, Turkisblau, MaxQue, Franzl, morgieb, Superique, Kalwejt, Gustaf, TheCranberry, Grumps, pikachu, Sjoyce, Angus, Mr X, Matt from VT, Castro2020, BaconBacon, Rfayette, Harry S Truman, Averroes Nix, Gully Foyle, ilikeverin, benconstine, Simfan, Velasco, Peeperkorn, oakvale, Badger, Potus2036, NeverAgain, Sibboleth, Hashemite, Foucaulf, Polnut, Duke, Dallasfan65) ELECTED

NC YANKEE 26 (Marokai Blue, ZuWo, Torie, Smilo, Goldwater, AndrewCT, Sanchez, Celticempire, RogueBeaver, Anton Kreitzer, Reaganfan, Pessimistic Antineutrino, MasterJedi, JCL, DC al Fine, Cathcon, Maxwell, dead0man, DeadPrez, TJ in Cleve, TheHawk, Pandaguineapig, Sbane, Oldiesfreak, ModerateVAVoter, Jbrase) ELECTED

LIEF 20 (Winfield, badgate, Antonio V, HockeyDude, EarlAW, vivaportugalhabs, Ebowed, Eraserhead, New Canadaland, Fuzzybigfoot, a person, IceSpear, DeadFlagBlues, Windjammer, Bore, DemPGH, nclib, bgwah, Snowguy716, TimTurner)

BLAIR 20 (SomebodyWhoExists, TDAS04, Clyde1998, Blair2015, Ebsy, solarstorm, Talleyrand, Joshua, tara gilesbie, MalaspinaGold, TNF, TexasGurl, Tyrion Ogis, Barnes, Njall, Sir John Johns, Lief, Murica, Gass3268, Adam Griffin)

CRIS 16 (Wulfric, Computer89, Jonathan Swift, Lumine, dkrolga, rpryor03, Thomas D, smoltchanov, IndyRep, Mechaman, spamage, Cris, Hagrid, Miles, Dereich, PiT)

POIROT 9 (Spiral, cinyc, shua, homelycooking, SawxDem, Deus naturae, Poirot, JoMCaR, NCYankee)

SPIRAL (write-in) 2 (Bmotley, Small L)

DR CYNIC (write-in) 1 (Dr Cynic)

SECOND BALLOT: Transfer of Polnut and NC Yankee surpluses, elimination of write-ins

POLNUT 23 ELECTED

NC YANKEE 23 ELECTED

LIEF 23.35 (Winfield, badgate, Antonio V, HockeyDude, EarlAW, vivaportugalhabs, Ebowed, Eraserhead, New Canadaland, Fuzzybigfoot, a person, IceSpear, DeadFlagBlues, Windjammer, Bore, DemPGH, nclib, bgwah, Snowguy716, TimTurner, morgieb, Grumps, Velasco, Peeperkorn, Badger, MaxQue, Franzl, Duke, Marokai Blue, Torie, RogueBeaver, AndrewCT) ELECTED

BLAIR 23.17 (SomebodyWhoExists, TDAS04, Clyde1998, Blair2015, Ebsy, solarstorm, Talleyrand, Joshua, tara gilesbie, MalaspinaGold, TNF, TexasGurl, Tyrion Ogis, Barnes, Njall, Sir John Johns, Lief, Murica, Gass3268, Adam Griffin, Flo, pikachu, Castro2020, Harry S Truman, NeverAgain, Hashemite, Dr Cynic) ELECTED

CRIS 23.02 (Wulfric, Computer89, Jonathan Swift, Lumine, dkrolga, rpryor03, Thomas D, smoltchanov, IndyRep, Mechaman, spamage, Cris, Hagrid, Miles, Dereich, PiT, Superique, Gustaf, TheCranberry, Sjoyce, BaconBacon, Gully Foyle, ilikeverin, oakvale, Sibboleth, Foucaulf, Polnut, Mr X, Simfan, benconstine, ZuWo, Smilo, Goldwater, Sanchez, Celticempire, Reaganfan, Pessimistic Antineutrino, JCL, DC al Fine, Cathcon, dead0man, DeadPrez, TheHawk, Pandaguineapig, Oldiesfreak, Jbrase, TJ in Cleve, Sbane) ELECTED

POIROT 13.62 (Spiral, cinyc, shua, homelycooking, SawxDem, Deus naturae, Poirot, JoMCaR, NCYankee, Turkisblau, Kalwejt, Averroes Nix, Potus2036, Dallasfan65, Matt from VT, MasterJedi, Maxwell, ModerateVAVoter, Bmotley, Small L)

EXHAUSTED 0.84 (Anton Kreitzer, RFayette, Angus)



POLNUT is elected At-Large Senator.
NORTH CAROLINA YANKEE is elected At-Large Senator.
LIEF is elected At-Large Senator.
CRIS is elected At-Large Senator.
BLAIR is elected At-Large Senator.

There was a total turnout of 130 voters, with 0 ballot papers being rejected.

I, Homelycooking, Secretary of Federal Elections, declare the above results to be a complete and accurate summary of the votes cast.

17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: April 19, 2015, 09:41:34 pm
A reminder: the election ends at 0:00 EST (1:00 EDT). Anything posted in the voting booth thread will not be considered after that point.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: April 18, 2015, 02:00:43 pm
Hello, I'm back. Thanks to Talleyrand for covering for me while I was away.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: April 2015 At-large Senate Election on: April 18, 2015, 01:46:58 pm
1. Poirot
2. Cris
3. Polnut
4. Blair
5. Lief
6. NC Yankee
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: April 11, 2015, 12:44:16 pm
I will be unavailable to open the voting booth for the April Federal Election on Friday, so DSoFE Talleyrand will do that in my place. I'll be back midway through the election and will count and certify the results as usual.

'Bye for now.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: A Long Speach (As long as my Senate Tenure >:D) on Life, in Am er Indiana on: April 09, 2015, 06:09:13 pm
Yeah, it's just one of those little pedantic annoyances I enjoy cultivating.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: A Long Speach (As long as my Senate Tenure >:D) on Life, in Am er Indiana on: April 09, 2015, 01:32:35 pm
Quote
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the Republic of Atlasia.

Not saying that it has been granted you - quite the contrary - but you are using the title of "Senator" as a title of nobility.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Electoral Reform Amendment (Debating) on: April 08, 2015, 01:55:13 pm
Yes, homely raises a good point, we will have to change that clause further to include provinces and territories.
I do also support Talleyrand's amendment, I see not really point in this. Actually, I'd be quite fun to have Puerto Rico in the same district as Alaska, for example.

Are there any Territories of the Republic of Atlasia? Puerto Rico and Oceania are both states. I'm not sure about DC's status - has it ever been recognized officially as either a state or a territory?
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Electoral Reform Amendment (Debating) on: April 07, 2015, 12:01:30 pm
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6. One state may not be in more than one district. Non-contiguous states and territories (Alaska, Hawaii, Oceania, Puerto Rico) must be in a district with territory from the same Region.

Is the intent here to allow Canadian provinces to be divided between districts? The Canadian provinces are not states. Puerto Rico and Oceania, on the other hand, are.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: 2012 Presidential Election, Results by State Legislative/House District on: April 05, 2015, 02:06:52 pm
Thanks for noticing that, Flo. Someone looks at my maps!
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