Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
April 27, 2017, 05:49:11 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Be sure to enable your "Ultimate Profile" for even more goodies on your profile page!

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  About this Site
| |-+  The Atlas
| | |-+  So it turns out...
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: So it turns out...  (Read 727 times)
#woke O'Malley 2020
Cathcon
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 19121
United States


View Profile
« on: April 01, 2012, 11:06:06 pm »
Ignore

...that if you mess with the map code, you can actually make maps dating back to 1824. And I'll have to check up on this, but assuming that the same amount of states were in existence between 1820 and 1824, you could make an 1820 map too without it looking awkward (empty states, like when you create an 1800 map using the map code and just leave states gray or white). What's with this?
Logged

"There is only one superpower in the world: Love."
-Martin O'Malley
Queen Mum Inks.LWC
Inks.LWC
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 35216
United States


Political Matrix
E: 6.45, S: -1.57

P P P

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 11:12:51 pm »
Ignore

I'm confused as to what you're asking.  Yes... we have map making capabilities that go back to the 1800s.  Is that what you're asking?
Logged
#woke O'Malley 2020
Cathcon
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 19121
United States


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 11:20:35 pm »
Ignore

On the EV calc, you can only go back to 1840. Fiddling with the map code, specifically the tear specification, you can actually go back to 1824. I guess what I'm asking is why we can't do that on the EV calc. I was more just pointing that out, but yeah, I guess that's what I'm asking.
Logged

"There is only one superpower in the world: Love."
-Martin O'Malley
Queen Mum Inks.LWC
Inks.LWC
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 35216
United States


Political Matrix
E: 6.45, S: -1.57

P P P

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 11:42:52 pm »
Ignore

On the EV calc, you can only go back to 1840. Fiddling with the map code, specifically the tear specification, you can actually go back to 1824. I guess what I'm asking is why we can't do that on the EV calc. I was more just pointing that out, but yeah, I guess that's what I'm asking.

I'm guessing Dave was working on updating the maps to get them fully functional and never updated the EV calc options.  I'd suggest e-mailing him if you want him to update it.
Logged
En Marche Forcée
Antonio V
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 44900
United States


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 03:32:41 am »
Ignore

Interesting...
Logged

Our numbers are dwindling. Our words are confused.
Some of them have been twisted by the enemy
until they can no longer be recognized.

Now what is wrong, or false, in what we have said?
Just some parts, or everything?
On whom can we still rely? Are we survivors, cast
away by the current? Will we be left behind,
no longer understanding anyone and being understood by no one?
Must we rely on luck?

This is what you ask. Expect
no answer but your own.


Bertolt Brecht
True Federalist
Ernest
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 33302
United States


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 05:58:43 pm »
Ignore

There are several reasons why Dave is unlikely to go earlier than 1824.

1) In the earlier elections, you have a far wider variety of methods of selecting electors than statewide winner-take-all.  Indeed, technically, 1824, 1828, and 1832 do not at present allow for the full range of options.  Maryland was single-member districts with no statewide electors thru 1832 (Tennessee used the same method thru 1828 and three more states used it in 1824), Maine used the 1 per CD plus 2 statewide through 1828, and in 1828 New York used a funky method where the voters elected 1 elector per CD and then those electors picked 2 more.

2) The popular vote was not used as much in selecting electors in those earlier elections.

3) For 1820, Dave would need to change the shapes of both Missouri and Massachusetts.
Logged

Quote from: Ignatius of Antioch
He that possesses the word of Jesus, is truly able to bear his very silence. — Epistle to the Ephesians 3:21a
The one thing everyone can agree on is that the media is biased against them.
My November Ballot
President: Clinton/Kaine D
US Senate: Thomas Dixon D
US House 2: Arik Bjorn D
SC Senate 20: Scott West G
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines