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Who would you vote for?  

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  1. 1. Who would you vote for? (Select only TWO)

    • George Washington - Actinguy
    • Amos Singletary - Dobs
    • Thomas Jefferson - Pringles
    • John Hancock - Hestia
    • Alexander Hamilton - Zenobiyl
    • Samuel Adams - Sean F Kennedy
    • Thomas Paine - WVProgressive
    • Benjamin Lincoln - Cal
    • John Adams - Conservative Elector 2
  2. 2. Who would you vote for (Senate)?

    • Federalists
    • Anti-Federalists (soon Democratic-Republicans)
  3. 3. Who would you vote for (House)?

    • Federalists
    • Anti-Federalists (soon Democratic-Republicans)

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  • Poll closed on 05/22/2021 at 12:48 PM

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So it begins. It's 1788 and the fog is still around this young nation. However, we can hear a few birds cheering the end of the fall and the trumpets of liberty playing already loudly in the background.

Let us determine whether this RP can work or not by heading to our first vote. I think the last 20 hours were enough to see whether you want to submit your canidacy or not and therefore we can safely head into our first election.

Let me start with explaining a few things first. I have decided to scrap the part of additional candidates for now. With nine candidates we have more than enough at this point. 

Secondly, I'll run John Adams just for fun. John Jay (Timur) has dropped out. The ballot order is done by the time your candidacy was submitted.

Thirdly, I have thought about giving you all TWO votes for more fun and an accurate VP allocation (please notify about voting errors, otherwise your vote won't count if you select three or even more people).

Remember the election winner will get the opportunity to submit a cabinet for all positions available in 1788/89 and you will also be able to name a full slate of six (!) inaugural Supreme Court justices afterwards. 

Lastly, the two congressional votes will be just for fun with no real impact.

We need every vote so please do us a favor and vote for two candidates even if you don't plan to jump in for 1792 or later.

Happy voting y'all!

@Beetlejuice @Cal @Cenzonico @DakotaHale @Dobs @Patine @Edouard @Fbarbarossa @Hestia @jnewt @JohnGRobertsJr @Kitten @Magnus Rex @Mishfox @MrPotatoTed @pilight @Pringles @Rezi @Rodja @Sean F Kennedy @The Blood @Timur @vcczar @WVProgressive @Zenobiyl

 

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1 minute ago, Patine said:

I hate to do this, but, yes, pedantic note on labelling. From all I can gather, the Anti-Federalist and Federalist labels and proto-parties did not exist until 1792-1794. No one ran on a partisan label or identity of any sort in the 1788 House elections, and, of course, there was no popular election for Senators. The Pro-Administration and Anti-Administration caucuses (proto-Federalists and proto-Anti-Federalists, respectively) didn't begin to appear until the second session of the First Congress and after the inauguration of Washington. I apologize, but just a pedantic labelling note. Your partisan development is quite ahead of itself. 😉 

Yeah, initially I wanted to attach a label to each candidate as well, but that seemed more difficult, so I scraped that for now. Later that will become more clear of course. 

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5 minutes ago, Patine said:

I hate to do this, but, yes, pedantic note on labelling. From all I can gather, the Anti-Federalist and Federalist labels and proto-parties did not exist until 1792-1794. No one ran on a partisan label or identity of any sort in the 1788 House elections, and, of course, there was no popular election for Senators. The Pro-Administration and Anti-Administration caucuses (proto-Federalists and proto-Anti-Federalists, respectively) didn't begin to appear until the second session of the First Congress and after the inauguration of Washington. I apologize, but just a pedantic labelling note. Your partisan development is quite ahead of itself. 😉 

In a sense there is no partisan divide in this RP, since the federalists are so utterly dominant. The country is basically one party now.

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Just now, Patine said:

You really should get a prescription for a nerve reflex medication. All this cringing is awfully unhealthy, and a neurologist should be informed. 😛

I do have a prescription. It's called seeing the Anti Federalists win. 😛 

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49 minutes ago, Patine said:

I hate to do this, but, yes, pedantic note on labelling. From all I can gather, the Anti-Federalist and Federalist labels and proto-parties did not exist until 1792-1794. No one ran on a partisan label or identity of any sort in the 1788 House elections, and, of course, there was no popular election for Senators. The Pro-Administration and Anti-Administration caucuses (proto-Federalists and proto-Anti-Federalists, respectively) didn't begin to appear until the second session of the First Congress and after the inauguration of Washington. I apologize, but just a pedantic labelling note. Your partisan development is quite ahead of itself. 😉 

You don't hate to do this. ;c)

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Hereby I declare George Washington @MrPotatoTed to the first President of the United States. (I just noticed I called you still Actinguy in the post lol). President Washington please name your first cabinet and your first six Supreme Court justices. I believe you need a State, Treasury, War Secy and a Attorney General.

Thomas Jefferson @Pringles is declared to be the nation's first Vice President  (as we found out Hamilton was an illegitimate candidate due to being too young to run for President)

 

 

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10 minutes ago, ConservativeElector2 said:

Hereby I declare George Washington @MrPotatoTed to the first President of the United States. (I just noticed I called you still Actinguy in the post lol). President Washington please name your first cabinet and your first six Supreme Court justices. I believe you need a State, Treasury, War Secy and a Attorney General.

Thomas Jefferson @Pringles is declared to be the nation's first Vice President  (as we found out Hamilton was an illegitimate candidate due to being too young to run for President)

 

 

Is it just anyone I can think of from that era for cabinet and justices?  I’ll start putting together a list.

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Just now, MrPotatoTed said:

Is it just anyone I can think of from that era for cabinet and justices?  I’ll start putting together a list.

Yeah, the plan is to name people who could have hold that post in RL as well. So the only requirements are basically that they were alive in 1789. Of course some expertise should be taken into account as well.

I am not entirely sure how the confirmation will work. Either with a die roll, Let's say with a 10 % chance of not being confirmed (Maybe higher if no expertise in that field) or a forum vote. But the 2nd option might slow things down.

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5 minutes ago, ConservativeElector2 said:

Yeah, the plan is to name people who could have hold that post in RL as well. So the only requirements are basically that they were alive in 1789. Of course some expertise should be taken into account as well.

I am not entirely sure how the confirmation will work. Either with a die roll, Let's say with a 10 % chance of not being confirmed (Maybe higher if no expertise in that field) or a forum vote. But the 2nd option might slow things down.

Forum vote makes the most sense, even if it would slow things down 😕

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