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Caprice's Maps and What-Not

Caprice

Weaseling about the digisphere
Location
Holy Caribbean Empire
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he/him
#61
The Michigan Supreme Court has seven members elected to eight-year terms. Two are elected every other year except for every eighth year, when one is elected. Though candidates are chosen by political parties, they are elected on a non-partisan ballot.

Normally, I don't do maps of statewide races in which two candidates are elected, but in this case in particular one of the Democrats dominated at one of the Republicans' expense, winning every county, so it's clear that the real race was for second place. Also, a Green candidate got 10%. You don't usually see that happen in American elections.

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Caprice

Weaseling about the digisphere
Location
Holy Caribbean Empire
Pronouns
he/him
#65
I love both the concept of the capital relocation party and especially its name. Feels very authentic.
Thanks! The PRICFI used to be a party across the Holy Caribbean Empire, but eventually faded out everywhere except for Michigan, where they hung on due to complex political nostalgia reasons that I haven't quite worked out yet. Thinking on it, I probably should've put them between the Progressives and the Western Alliance; they're vaguely left-wing in Michigan due to having been too popular to just be a single-issue party, but not outright socialist like the Western Alliance.

Also, here's the Legislative Assembly's makeup ten years ago, just for fun:

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Caprice

Weaseling about the digisphere
Location
Holy Caribbean Empire
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he/him
#68
Has to do with some third party (the Natural Law Party) getting 10-20% of the vote in that county and nowhere else in the 90s (I think because the quasi-cult they were affiliated with had a big HQ there); since some of my TL's election results are based on third-party performances, I decided to have a party absurdly dedicated to Fairfield.