can YOU win an election? take over a President's consciousness and go back in time and win!

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this is done. don't post until you've won. tell us who you were and what election you won.

or don't. I don't give a fuck.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:06 (two weeks ago) link

omg

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:10 (two weeks ago) link

I ran as Ralph Nader in 2000.

I made things much...much worse. Gore got destroyed.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:15 (two weeks ago) link

wait no he didn't. he got beat about the same

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:15 (two weeks ago) link

well I won Hillary's election

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:16 (two weeks ago) link

(in 2016)

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:16 (two weeks ago) link

with Cory Booker as my running mate lol

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:16 (two weeks ago) link

hahaha! now I am trying to win as Michael Dukakis with Gore as running mate.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:18 (two weeks ago) link

I wonder if I can make Mitt Romney win by turning him into a socialist

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:20 (two weeks ago) link

Humphrey-Ted Kennedy just beat Nixon (and Wallace) in 68, 348-145-45

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:24 (two weeks ago) link

aw fuck they just hit me with Willie Horton

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:25 (two weeks ago) link

I will certainly NOT do the photo op, thank you

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:27 (two weeks ago) link

my Romney-Pawlenty ticket lost every state but 4 - just 19 electoral votes

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:27 (two weeks ago) link

hahahaahhaah

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

fuck, now California is in play?

I guess me running Dukakis as the arch liberal I am and not to win an election is gonna kill me

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:30 (two weeks ago) link

lost 293-245. I tried.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:32 (two weeks ago) link

hmm Dukakis sounds like a challenge

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:35 (two weeks ago) link

I'm gonna try it again later. with a better running mate.

but right now, Bryan is going to kick McKinley's bullet-riddled ass

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:37 (two weeks ago) link

the South is pissed that I defended the rights of blacks

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:38 (two weeks ago) link

that... didn't go well. Maybe choosing Jesse Jackson as my running mate was being too far ahead of my time.

xps

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:41 (two weeks ago) link

hahahahahahaha

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:44 (two weeks ago) link

in the 19th century elections, you can't even pick states to go to, you have to give up weeks at a time to take wagons east or west lol

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:44 (two weeks ago) link

jesus fuck. third, despite getting 39% of the pop vote

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:47 (two weeks ago) link

had to say some shitty things, but won with Gore as VP

Congratulations! You have won the 1988 election.

In spite of a hard-fought challenge from George Bush, you have held on to succeed Ronald Reagan.

You were always the favorite to win, but a lot could have gone wrong. On the political front, you can work a Democratic House to overturn the worst excesses of Reagan. Internationally, you can hopefully oversee a period of relaxed tension with the Soviet Union.

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:49 (two weeks ago) link

heh I'm doing Jesse Jackson as my Veep now and lord right out the gate, the support I got for the same answers was so much more muted.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:55 (two weeks ago) link

lost 478-60. jesus.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:58 (two weeks ago) link

alright now, Gore with Kerry lol

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:02 (two weeks ago) link

cannot figure out how to win with Gore :(

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 23:15 (two weeks ago) link

I'm on my third attempt with him. switched to Bob Graham.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:23 (two weeks ago) link

fuck, still lost Florida.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:24 (two weeks ago) link

yeah I can't thread the needle either

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 23:25 (two weeks ago) link

My Clinton won 314EVs with the most liberal answer to everything

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:32 (two weeks ago) link

it frustrates me that it seems to want me to focus on swing states AND just Florida at the same time when visiting states

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:32 (two weeks ago) link

you have to time your visit to Florida just right to nail the Elian Gonzales question lol

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 23:34 (two weeks ago) link

gonna go the opposite direction and see if I can lose with Dubya

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 23:35 (two weeks ago) link

This reminds me of a Doonesbury game I had as a kid, minus 8-bit comic strip characters

I lost Florida and Ohio but kept PA/WI/MI, I didn't pay attention to see what my other pickup was to get over the hump.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:35 (two weeks ago) link

Aww, won't let me run as Henry Wallace in '48. I bet I could have fucked Truman's shit up.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:38 (two weeks ago) link

finally changed a few answers that I'd been accidentally doing the same. let's see if I win. if not I am breaking this fuckin' laptop

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:39 (two weeks ago) link

same start as always

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:39 (two weeks ago) link

SAME SHITTY 294-244 RESULT GODDAMMIT

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:40 (two weeks ago) link

I did it! I made Dubya lose 533 to 5 lol

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 23:40 (two weeks ago) link

apparently Dubya coming out in support of massive gun control legislation would've cost him the election - who knew?

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 23:41 (two weeks ago) link

how racist didja have to be

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:54 (two weeks ago) link

I'm convinced Gore isn't winnable. i've answered the questions in just about every net-positive way possible, I've changed up the state visits. even if I visit nobody but FL, I lose.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:55 (two weeks ago) link

run Dubya as a liberal and Gore wins. But yeah I don't think there's a way to run as Gore and win, or at least I can't find it

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 23:57 (two weeks ago) link

i'm going to run Trump now and see if I can lose in embarrassing fashion.

then I'm eating dinner cos fuck this

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

Trump-Carson, here we go

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

hahaha

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 00:04 (two weeks ago) link

I ran Dubya as close to the real world as I could, hit the Rust Belt hard, won Florida, still lost. I blame my running mate, Colin Powell.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 00:06 (two weeks ago) link

370-168 Hildawg. gonna do it again, that's way too many EVs for the Trump

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 00:08 (two weeks ago) link

You have done better than approximately 83.4% of the games that have been played with your candidate and difficulty level.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 03:23 (two weeks ago) link

^doesn't have the decency to humblebrag

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 03:50 (two weeks ago) link

Been banging my head against the wall trying to beat obama in 2012. Just managed a close loss at 272/266, damn that’s a hard tightrope to walk.

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 05:44 (two weeks ago) link

is there an option to say KENYA KENYA KENYA KENYA KENYA?

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 05:48 (two weeks ago) link

Evidence suggests I would have a great deal of difficulty winning any American election.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 05:54 (two weeks ago) link

it's funny, I won a few of these elections and now I don't feel the need to play this anymore.

it's kinda like stopping Mike Tyson's Punchout after beating King Hippo.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 05:56 (two weeks ago) link

Played as Hillary in 2016

Won with 314 on normal mode, 308 on hard mode, and 304 on impossible.

I only went to OH, FL, AZ, TX and GA, just lit them up repeatedly

anvil, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 06:59 (two weeks ago) link

NC not GA!

anvil, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 06:59 (two weeks ago) link

lost with obama (but won the popular vote!) after legalizing marijuana, then won with obama after changing vp to hilary

symsymsym, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 07:47 (two weeks ago) link

winning with truman is really fun somehow

symsymsym, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 08:01 (two weeks ago) link

OK just CRUSHED 2012 Obama by 6m votes & 150EVs by going right down the middle as a squishy-as-fuck moderate, say hello to your first Mormon prez bitches

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 14:59 (two weeks ago) link

Last night I almost won as Hilary 2016 on hard by being as racist 'moderate' as possible.

toilet-cleaning brain surgeon (pomenitul), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:00 (two weeks ago) link

I only went to OH, FL, AZ, TX and GA, just lit them up repeatedly

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screw you, michigan and wisconsin

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:34 (two weeks ago) link

I, Albert Gore, just got my clock cleaned by W. I had a lot of the map in play until the DUI came up and I went negative.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:21 (two weeks ago) link

You let down this once great nation.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:21 (two weeks ago) link

screw you, michigan and wisconsin

Didn't visit Wisconsin once (wanted to keep some character traits), might have touched PA once but OH was the toughest cat and I thought if i took that one down the other 3 would get shook and fall in line

anvil, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 19:05 (two weeks ago) link

lol in my hillary sim i went to michigan and wisconsin first and often

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 19:55 (two weeks ago) link

Lol if you intentionally tank as Lincoln, you can get the fun scenario I just did where four candidates get electoral votes and nobody gets a majority

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 20:31 (two weeks ago) link

Hell yeah, I trounced Nixon in '68 running a pretty leftward campaign and shit talking Nixon whenever possible.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:04 (two weeks ago) link

I wonder if there's any way to win as Nader...

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:07 (two weeks ago) link

The one time I did it, I got 0 electoral votes lol

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:08 (two weeks ago) link

I just did it, got zero electoral votes... and Gore won!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:14 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah when I tried Nader I got zero electoral votes, like 2% popular vote. Gore did win though.

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:25 (two weeks ago) link

Got Humphrey to wallop Nixon 362-131 in 68, visits to the south must have made the difference.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:33 (two weeks ago) link

I spent a lot of time in Texas in '68

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:46 (two weeks ago) link

got no electoral majority as humphrey, probably not a great outcome

symsymsym, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 05:01 (two weeks ago) link

Candidate Electoral Votes Popular Votes Popular Vote %
---- Richard Nixon 247 31,533,107 43.0%
---- Hubert H. Humphrey 246 32,268,933 44.1%
---- George Wallace 45 9,448,091 12.9%

symsymsym, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 05:02 (two weeks ago) link

I leaked that Nixon sabotaged the peace talks, and that put me over the finish line. I felt conflicted about choosing Kennedy as my running mate, but figured that likely changed history to prevent Mary Jo Kopechne's death, so was mollified.

blatherskite, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:44 (two weeks ago) link

kicked Kennedy's assssss

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 February 2020 04:16 (two weeks ago) link

i'm going to increase the difficulty now

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 February 2020 04:16 (two weeks ago) link

i'm going to decrease the difficulty now

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 February 2020 05:01 (two weeks ago) link

beat McKinley's stank ass

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 February 2020 05:01 (two weeks ago) link

just took down Woodrow "Invalid" Wilson

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 February 2020 05:23 (two weeks ago) link

ok somehow I managed to get 0 votes nationally as Nader. idk if that's a bug or I just ran that bad a campaign but

--- Al Gore 349 54,998,168 51.9%
---- George W. Bush 189 50,618,403 47.8%
---- Pat Buchanan 0 277,366 0.3%
---- Ralph Nader 0 0 0.0%

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 February 2020 05:33 (two weeks ago) link

lol apparently people have won as Nader before. i gotta see if selling out will do it

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 February 2020 05:34 (two weeks ago) link

Revenge of the Corvair

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 13 February 2020 05:35 (two weeks ago) link

I was Dukakis. I ran with John Glenn. I lost worse than Dukakis.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 13 February 2020 16:04 (two weeks ago) link

lol apparently people have won as Nader before.

I find this really hard to believe!

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 February 2020 16:07 (two weeks ago) link

There must be a glitch people can exploit cos it def seems to be the buggiest election. Nader kept getting 0 votes yesterday and when i looked at the stats panel the formatting is off.

It said 1% of Nader voters had won and somehow someone achieved all 538 EVs which hasn't happened on like any other election

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 February 2020 16:10 (two weeks ago) link

there's gotta be some cheat

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 February 2020 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

I am determined to win as Dukakis... so far no dice

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 13 February 2020 18:32 (two weeks ago) link

I finally edged out GHWB by less than 1% to keep 1000 points of light from ever shining.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:50 (two weeks ago) link

what was your strategy?

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

the combo that finally worked was using Gore & going relentlessly negative at nearly every opportunity. I concentrated mainly on visiting Texas, Missouri, Ohio & Michigan. Of the 4 I only won Michigan but that plus the coasts was enough to eke out electoral victory.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:57 (two weeks ago) link

Won in 2000 with Gore/Kerry 307-231. Kerry peeled off lefter leaning voters, I went hard on the “hold your nose” vote, CLIMATE CHANGE. Florida was solid blue.

Won in 2016 with Clinton/Warren 338-200. Lots of class politics (lol), getting Obama to help gtvo, and I won fucking Utah and Nevada.

hyds (gyac), Sunday, 16 February 2020 10:11 (one week ago) link

Balls, pressed post before I could finish. Still can’t win with Dukakis but my highest was around 230 EC votes - which I thought was awful until I saw how many he got irl.

hyds (gyac), Sunday, 16 February 2020 10:12 (one week ago) link

Just won as Hillary, with Booker as running mate; brought Sanders out as much as possible while staying moderate/vague on most issues and going negative on Trump.

With considerable charm, you still have made a choice (Sund4r), Monday, 17 February 2020 15:11 (one week ago) link

Also I spent a lot of time in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

With considerable charm, you still have made a choice (Sund4r), Monday, 17 February 2020 19:14 (one week ago) link

I got creamed running as Hillary with Warren as my running mate.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 17 February 2020 19:16 (one week ago) link

Yeah, I did that the first time and lost big.

With considerable charm, you still have made a choice (Sund4r), Monday, 17 February 2020 19:39 (one week ago) link


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