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Question: Who would you choose to become the first American President?
John Adams, former Minister to Great Britain from Massachusetts   -11 (31.4%)
James Armstrong, politician from Georgia   -0 (0%)
George Clinton, Governor of New York   -9 (25.7%)
Robert H. Harrison, judge from Maryland   -0 (0%)
John Hancock, Governor of Massachusetts and former President of the Continental Congress   -5 (14.3%)
Samuel Huntington, Governor of Conneticut   -0 (0%)
John Jay, Secretary of State of Georgia   -5 (14.3%)
John Rutledge, former Governor of South Carolina   -3 (8.6%)
Edward Telfair, former Governor of Georgia   -2 (5.7%)
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Total Voters: 21

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« on: July 31, 2009, 02:01:08 pm »
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This is to replace the flawed election I had set up last time. In this scenario, George Washington has refused to become President of the United States. Therefore, you, as the electors, must choose out of a bunch of canidates who will attain that office.

There are rules as outlined in the consitution. You, as the electors, have two votes for President. However, they must be of different states. Therefore, you cannot, for example, vote for Hancock and Adams.

Also, no one, including me, will know the results of the election until Tuesday. This is to represent the poor communication in those days between all the electors. I'll be happy when we can see who has won.

Also, state in a reply if you are a Federalist or Anti-Federalist elector. At least that shouldn't be secret, and should give some sort of inkling toward the ending result.
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 02:07:22 pm »
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Cool idea. Smiley I'm excited about the results!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 02:30:41 pm »
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I again choose John Adams.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 02:32:35 pm »
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Down with the federalists!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 02:39:44 pm »
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I wonder if we're supposed to say who we voted for, in order to keep secrecy?
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 03:05:09 pm »
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I, the honorable elector from... well, I don't really know from which state, but it's fun anyway... casted my votes
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 03:25:09 pm »
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I choose John Jay.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 03:29:44 pm »
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I think you have identified Jay incorrectly. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 03:30:41 pm »
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I think you have identified Jay incorrectly. 

That's what I was thinking. He lived in New York his entire life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jay
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 03:54:06 pm »
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I would prefer that you not mention who you voted for, in order to maintain secrecy on the choice of you, as electors. However, you should state if you are a Federalist or an Anti-Federalist. I'll add that to the rules.
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 03:55:38 pm »
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Fed.
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 04:24:51 pm »
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Anti-Federalist
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2009, 07:26:28 pm »
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Anti-Federalist
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2009, 09:27:19 pm »
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Federalist Party. I'm a elector from New Hampshire
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2009, 10:49:36 pm »
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Federalist
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Anti-Federalist
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2009, 08:24:36 am »
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Anti-federalist.
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22:15   ComradeSibboleth   this is all extremely terrible and in all respects absolutely fycking dire.

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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2009, 03:57:10 pm »
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Well, it was sent to the bottom, but we now have our results. John Adams will be the first President of the United States, with George Clinton as his Vice President.
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2009, 04:18:21 pm »
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Not so bad.

Now, after the election, I can say I voted for Clinton and Rutledge

Good idea, Lahbas Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2009, 04:22:11 pm »
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I voted for Clinton and Hancock.


Good idea, Lahbas Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2009, 04:26:30 pm »
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I voted for Hancock and Clinton, though I was leaning to Adams.
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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2009, 04:54:29 pm »
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I voted for Adams and Telfair. I didn't really know much about Telfair when I voted for him. I really couldn't decided on a 2nd choice, and just thought"Well, he is from Georgia!" Smiley

Great idea, though. Maybe you could do a second one, in another election, or have Adams up in 1792! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2009, 05:54:28 am »
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Clinton/Abstain
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22:15   ComradeSibboleth   this is all extremely terrible and in all respects absolutely fycking dire.

It really is.



"A reformist is someone who realizes that, when you bang your head on a wall, it's the head that breaks rather than the wall."

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