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« on: May 25, 2013, 08:46:37 pm »

I saw this awesome post by Pessimistic Antineutrino and I'm giving it a dedicated thread to give it the attention it deserves. I wondered for years before I figured it out and I'm sure this well be plenty of help to you guys. Smiley

By the way, changing the color to orange is actually pretty simple. Open the map link in another tab. (Just copy/paste the url minus the img tags.) In the url you should see something like this:

AL=2;9;6

This shows the state abbreviation followed by its color, number of EV's, and percentage of vote (divided by ten). This way you could do away with the calculator itself and freely manipulate values on the map itself.



In this map, I made Alabama 30% yellow with 1 EV. The key for colors is as follows:

0=gray
1=red
2=blue
3=green
4=yellow
≤5=orange

In this map, I made several states varying shades of orange. By changing the value of percent, I can access 20% shade, which was used for "No Vote" before the Civil War. I have California chaded in the manner, with Nevada next to it in 30%. By using a percentage value lower than 2 or higher than 9, the state becomes white, like I did with Colorado.


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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 10:00:11 pm »
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AWESOME!
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 02:20:06 pm »
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In a 2016 simulation where the most liberal/conservative wings of each party break off and form their own parties, and those new parties win the states/districts where the 2012 candidate of their original party received 60% or more of the vote...



Democratic Party: 213 EV
Republican Party: 158 EV
Peace and Freedom Party: 119 EV
Christian Liberty Party: 48 EV

Note that these are not my actual predictions; this is just me testing the mapmaking based on 2012 numbers. Realistically, the green party would catch on in more states (MS, LA, NE, KS, etc.) and the orange party would catch on in very few states as long as the Democrats ran candidates that are liberal enough.
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Quote from: CNN/ORC Poll
8. As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the country's health care system became law in 2010. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor or generally oppose it?

Favor: 38%
Oppose, too liberal: 39%
Oppose, not liberal enough: 11%
No opinion: 13%
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 07:07:23 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 07:08:05 pm »
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IT WORKED!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 09:57:32 pm »
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Glad to have helped. Smiley



Just as a test, the 1800 election, placed over 1840. Orange = Democratic-Republican, Green = Federalist.
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 11:58:46 pm »
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Just as a test, the 1800 election, placed over 1840. Orange = Democratic-Republican, Green = Federalist.


^note that using 1 as the percentage value makes it clear (and no EV number shows up in state). 0 shows white.
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 11:52:34 am »
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Quote from: CNN/ORC Poll
8. As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the country's health care system became law in 2010. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor or generally oppose it?

Favor: 38%
Oppose, too liberal: 39%
Oppose, not liberal enough: 11%
No opinion: 13%
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 04:04:49 pm »
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2020 New electoral numbers (from my timeline):




Blue:Gained
Red:Lost
Green:No change

(these are also my predictions for the new electoral numbers in 2020.
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013, 09:06:49 pm »
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2020 New electoral numbers (from my timeline):




Blue:Gained
Red:Lost
Green:No change

(these are also my predictions for the new electoral numbers in 2020.

LOL at Enderman's pipe dream of Texas gaining SIX EVs...
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8. As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the country's health care system became law in 2010. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor or generally oppose it?

Favor: 38%
Oppose, too liberal: 39%
Oppose, not liberal enough: 11%
No opinion: 13%
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2013, 09:24:37 pm »
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2020 New electoral numbers (from my timeline):




Blue:Gained
Red:Lost
Green:No change

(these are also my predictions for the new electoral numbers in 2020.

LOL at Enderman's pipe dream of Texas gaining SIX EVs...

Actually it was another effect of the second bubble bursting in 2017 2015, Texas, Montana, Idaho, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida were all affected by the new, cheap houses there because of California, New York and Virginia's skyrocketing house prices... Oh and it did make Texas, Louisiana, Montana and Mississippi much more red (atlas red that is...) and others less blue.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013, 09:40:05 pm »
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2020 New electoral numbers (from my timeline):




Blue:Gained
Red:Lost
Green:No change

(these are also my predictions for the new electoral numbers in 2020.

LOL at Enderman's pipe dream of Texas gaining SIX EVs...

Actually it was another effect of the second bubble bursting in 2017, Texas, Montana, Idaho, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida were all affected by the new, cheap houses there because of California, New York and Virginia's skyrocketing house prices... Oh and it did make Texas, Louisiana, Montana and Mississippi much more red (atlas red that is...) and others less blue.

Oh okay...I'll take the trade-off then. What timeline is this?
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8. As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the country's health care system became law in 2010. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor or generally oppose it?

Favor: 38%
Oppose, too liberal: 39%
Oppose, not liberal enough: 11%
No opinion: 13%
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2013, 09:48:22 pm »
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2020 New electoral numbers (from my timeline):




Blue:Gained
Red:Lost
Green:No change

(these are also my predictions for the new electoral numbers in 2020.

LOL at Enderman's pipe dream of Texas gaining SIX EVs...

Actually it was another effect of the second bubble bursting in 2017, Texas, Montana, Idaho, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida were all affected by the new, cheap houses there because of California, New York and Virginia's skyrocketing house prices... Oh and it did make Texas, Louisiana, Montana and Mississippi much more red (atlas red that is...) and others less blue.

Oh okay...I'll take the trade-off then. What timeline is this?

The Elections 2028-2088 one.... Actually I thought of doing 290 to win, but 300 is a "super-even" number so I picked that one, though it would have been more likely that it would've been 280 or 285 or 290, but I like the sound of having it be at 300.
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2013, 07:30:57 am »
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I still can't figure it out, unless I edit it in the browser :/
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I see your point, and maybe we're debating over semantics, but the fact that about 1 million children are functionally homeless to me is a crisis.
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2013, 09:15:51 am »
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I still can't figure it out, unless I edit it in the browser :/

that's how you're supposed to do it Wink (sorry if you didn't get the memo Tongue )
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2013, 09:27:46 am »
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I see your point, and maybe we're debating over semantics, but the fact that about 1 million children are functionally homeless to me is a crisis.
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2013, 12:02:58 am »
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How can you make those maps without using PhotoShop? I need to make maps for a timeline I'm working on.
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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2013, 07:21:26 am »
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How can you make those maps without using PhotoShop? I need to make maps for a timeline I'm working on.

okay this is how I always do this (and I promise I wont Alt+F4 you Wink ), you probably have one tab already open on the thread you are updating, so add another tab and Google (or Bing, Or Yahoo) the new tab to Atlas's Index Page... then if you look at the small app bar (the small pictures at the top) and go to the fifth one from the left, or the ninth from the right, (basically click the picture that has the calculator with the words: "evc" on it, so click that and it will take you to the EVC calculator!
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How can you make those maps without using PhotoShop? I need to make maps for a timeline I'm working on.

okay this is how I always do this (and I promise I wont Alt+F4 you Wink ), you probably have one tab already open on the thread you are updating, so add another tab and Google (or Bing, Or Yahoo) the new tab to Atlas's Index Page... then if you look at the small app bar (the small pictures at the top) and go to the fifth one from the left, or the ninth from the right, (basically click the picture that has the calculator with the words: "evc" on it, so click that and it will take you to the EVC calculator!
Thanks! Really appreciate it! But, there's one small problem. How do I get the maps from 1789-1836?
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« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2013, 12:23:32 pm »
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How can you make those maps without using PhotoShop? I need to make maps for a timeline I'm working on.

okay this is how I always do this (and I promise I wont Alt+F4 you Wink ), you probably have one tab already open on the thread you are updating, so add another tab and Google (or Bing, Or Yahoo) the new tab to Atlas's Index Page... then if you look at the small app bar (the small pictures at the top) and go to the fifth one from the left, or the ninth from the right, (basically click the picture that has the calculator with the words: "evc" on it, so click that and it will take you to the EVC calculator!
Thanks! Really appreciate it! But, there's one small problem. How do I get the maps from 1789-1836?

To tell you the truth, I don't know... I think that Cathcon or BK might know! But for now, try this:




Just as a test, the 1800 election, placed over 1840. Orange = Democratic-Republican, Green = Federalist.


^note that using 1 as the percentage value makes it clear (and no EV number shows up in state). 0 shows white.

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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2013, 11:48:33 pm »

I know this is as late as all get out, but to get the older maps, simply change the part that says year=2012 (or whatever number) to the year you want it to be.

For example, here's a map posted by PolitiJunkie above:




And here's the same map, except I changed the year to 1824!


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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2014, 01:39:18 am »
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Can anybody help me figure out how to add Puerto Rico to a map? For the 2024 election map in my TL All Stand Down.
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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2014, 03:27:25 pm »
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Here's my prediction of the new map with the 2020 Census (and 2024 prediction)



Florida+1
Arizona+1
Georgia+1
Hawaii+1
Nevada+1
Colorado+1
Virginia+1
Texas+2


California-1
Indiana-1
Michigan-1
Arkansas-1
New York-1
Ohio-1
Iowa-1
New Jersey-2
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