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Excelsior

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The United States presidential line of succession is the order of individuals who can assume the office of president of the United States if the incumbent president becomes incapacitated, dies, resigns, or is removed from office. Per the Constitution, the vice president is first in line in such a scenario, and is elected alongside the president. The Constitution states that further succession, in the event of a vacant vice presidency, is designated by law as set by Congress.

Prior to 2056, presidential succession beyond the vice president consisted of Congressional leaders and Cabinet secretaries in order of creation of Cabinet department. Since the passage of the Presidential Succession Act of 2056, the president is allowed to set the order of succession from a list of individuals who they submit for congressional confirmation. All individuals in the line of succession must be eligible for the presidency as outlined in the Constitution. Six individuals were legally mandated to always be in the line of succession: the Secretaries of State, Defense, and the Treasury, the Attorney and Postmaster General, and the Administrator of FEMA. At least five individuals on the list must primarily live outside the Douglass Commonwealth, the nation's capital, in case of a mass casualty event.

The president may change the order of individuals and dismiss any individual beyond the vice president at their discretion. Sitting members of Congress, the federal judiciary, and active duty military members are ineligible to be listed for succession unless they vacate their current posting. The list must be public knowledge at all times. In the event that all individuals on the list have been eliminated, succession devolves upon the succession orders of the senior cabinet departments, until such a time as Congress designates a new president.

The first line of succession under President Soojin Adewale consisted of the six mandatory appointments, followed by Presidents Remington and Roth, General O'Connell, and Governors Donelson and Masters-Jones. Subsequent additions were made during the following years. O'Connell was nominated due to a tradition of including at least one former military officer. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alicia Varga was added to include an individual residing outside the United States. ATF Director Amber Andrews-Taylor was included as a nod to the Utica wing of the Democratic Party, as she was one of the highest ranking Uticans in the Adewale administration. Iman Abdulkader, then the representative from NJ-03, was nominated due to a tradition of pulling one member from Congress. Abdulkader resigned her House seat in accordance with the law. Astronaut Antares Allen, the first human to step foot on Mars, was added due to his status as a highly popular national hero. The line of succession was last changed on September 24, 2075, when 14th in line Secretary of Welfare Mauree Young (D/H) resigned from office and was subsequently removed from the succession by the president. Her successor, Estefania Solaro (D/H), was not submitted to Congress for the succession.

Controversially, the president nominated her husband, First Gentleman Deshaun W. Randall. The president argued that in the event of her demise, her husband would be the most suited person to fulfill the mandate she had been given by the American people, due to their closeness. Randall had served as Governor of Texas until the point his wife became president, and had previously been considered a potential presidential candidate as well. However, this position was not shared by large parts of the public and Congress. Ultimately, Randall was confirmed by 2 votes in the Senate and 8 votes in the House, with all votes coming from the president's Democratic-Hamburger faction, after she promised to place her husband at the last place in the line. The ploy has been seen as a waste of political capital for the president, and detrimental to both her and her husband's chances in future presidential elections.
 

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With it being one year today since the 2019 United Kingdom General Election, I thought it would be a good time to present the final election box of my now dormant Time for Real Change project. Presented to you at the exact time of the exit poll. Also the parliament summary.View attachment 29345

DISCLAIMER: I am fully aware of the ASB nature of this result.
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I have updated the final election box with diagram and an exceptional map courtesy of @cikka.
 

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Augustus Sol Invictus (Latin: majestic unconquered sun; born Austin Gillespie; July 31, 1983) was an American an American far-right political candidate, attorney, white nationalist, pagan mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Donald Trump III, the last President of the United States, and gained considerable influence in late Sixth Party System-era America.

Invictus graduated from the University of South Florida with a BA with honors in philosophy. Following his graduation, he attended DePaul University College of Law and graduated in 2011 and was subsequently admitted to the bar in Florida, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and the Middle District of Florida in the US District Court. He was also managing partner of Imperium, P.A., a law firm he founded in 2013, until his retirement from the practice of law in 2017, as well as publisher of The Revolutionary Conservative, a far-right publication with the stated aim of "restoring the American republic and defending Western Civilization." He first rose to national prominence as a headlined speaker at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017, where a white supremacist drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer.

The Miami Herald wrote of Invictus's involvement in the fatal event that "the political fallout over Charlottesville may end whatever hopes for public office [Invictus] had." This later proved true, when he lost overwhelmingly in the Florida Senate Election Liberterian primary to opponent Paul Stanton, garnering only 26.5% of votes cast. In July 2017, Invictus changed his party affiliation to Republican, announcing his candidacy for the 2018 United States Senate election in Florida, which he also lost. During this time, Invictus hd been accused of alleged crimes including domestic violence, stalking, and threats of bodily harm verbally and with a firearm which have been reported to law enforcement in Florida at least ten times. More famously, he had sacrificed the goat and drunk its blood as part of a ritual to give thanks for surviving a pilgrimage in spring 2013, but denied it was "sadistic". Despite these controversies and subsequent sentencing, Invictus continued to appear as a speaker, demonstrator and advocate for numerous far-right protests throughout the twenties and early thirties.

In 2053, Invictus began acting as an advisor for the President of the United States, Donald Trump III, who was elected by popular acclaim just one year prior. He was a divisive figure in the White House, seen by some pundits as a mystic, visionary, and prophet, and by others as a religious charlatan and political hack. The high point of Invictus' power was in early 2055 when Trump III left on an extended military tour to oversee the United States armies fighting in the Middle East, increasing his influence over First Lady Alix Intrater, to the point in which many Americans believed an affair was taking place between the two. Invictus used his position to full effect, accepting bribes and sexual favours from politicians, lobbyists and religious elements, all the while working diligently to expand his influence.

Later that year, however, Invictus abruptly disappeared from White House grounds, and was never seen again for the duration of the Trump presidency. Tho the Press Secretary stated that he had chosen to step aside on his own accord, conspiracy theorists maintain that he was assassinated by political operatives working in conjunction with the secret service. No proof has since been offered other than some interestingly zoomed-in and circled photos pointing out supposed 'spooks' seen around White House grounds days prior to his resignation.
 

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I had an extremely terrible idea for a presidential election system so now you all get to see it too.



George W. Bush becomes the first wild card president in decades, and Nader is the first third party candidate to make it on the executive council since George Wallace in the 1968 East South Central division election.
 
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Nofix

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George W. Bush becomes the first wild card president in decades, and Nader is the first third party candidate to make it on the executive council since George Wallace in the 1968 East South Central division election.
Really cool idea. But I think you gave an extra ten percent to Bob Dole or Bill Bradley during their race.
 

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Isra Hirsi (22 February 2003 – 21 January 2074) was an American revolutionary, activist, politician and environmentalist. She served as the head of the provisional government of the United States from 2061 to 2071 and as the first Chairwoman of the National Labour Congress until her death. Under her administration, the American federal government transitioned to a communalist council democracy model, largely controlled by the Peoples Majority Party, the coalition largely responsible for the dissolution of the Trump presidency.

Born to a moderately prosperous middle-class family in Minnesota, Hirsi was the daughter of the U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a member of the 'Squad' faction of the Democratic Party, and Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, Omar's second husband. She embraced revolutionary socialist politics at an early age; at the age of 12, she was one of the participants protesting for justice for Jamar Clark at the Mall of America in 2015. In 2019, she co-founded the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, the American arm of a global youth climate change movement, and acted as its sole executive director until the late twenties. After being put on probation at Dartmouth College following a student-coordinated protest against the Trump Jr. presidency turning violent, Hirsi took sabbatical and moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2033, becoming a full-time activist within multiple progressive organisations, including the Sunrise Movement, Black Lives Matter, and Brand New Congress. In 2037, she was arrested at a large-scale protest and faced charges of sedition, tho these charges were quickly thrown out. In response she moved home to Minneapolis, where she continued her activist work while becoming a prominent coordinator within the Minnesota branch of the Democratic Socialists of America, later being endorsed for and winning a seat on the city council.

Tho never elected to a federal level, Hirsi maintained a massive influence in national politics, often being at the forefront of conflicts within the Democratic party. Many conservative pundits began spiritedly referring to her as "The Black Lisa Simpson" owing to her vocal environmental activism, a moniker she and others condemned as racist -- a decision which only made alt-right trolls double down. In 2055, she took a key role in the Democratic Party ideological split, de-facto leading the DSA-faction outside of congress whilst calling for the resignation of the President. After the 2061 February Revolution ousted Trump and established a Provisional Government, Hirsi was invited by members to play a leading role in the Southern Spring, in which the Peoples Majority took control of several key institutions within congress. The Majority government initially shared power with the Moderate Revolutionaries, elected labor councils, and a disorganised Federal Congress of Industrial Organisations, of which Hirsi later became chairwoman, although by 2070 it had centralised power in the new National Labour Congress.

Hirsi's administration redistributed land among the poorer economic classes, dissolved patents and privatisation of natural resources, and nationalised banks and large-scale industry. It withdrew from the Middle East by signing a treaty conceding territory to the resident countries, and promoted unilateral disarmament through the United Nations. Opponents of the new government, largely comprised of right-wing extremists, were suppressed in a violent campaign administered by the state security services; tens of thousands were killed or interned in work camps. Responding to wartime devastation, famine, and popular uprisings, Hirsi encouraged economic growth by introducing a UBI, intended as a stepping stone towards dissolving the American dollar in its entirety. Her biggest accomplishment, however, was the North American Renewable Network, a massive array of solar panels, wind turbines, hydroelectric ocean engines and algae blooms. Combined, the NARN spanned 21,250 square miles and made the United States (for the better half of the late 21st century) entirely energy-independent and 100% renewable.

Despite the massive strides made by the new administration, Hirsi's health began failing as a result of previously undiagnosed medical disorders. After suffering multiple strokes, Hirsi died in her sleep, aged 53. Widely considered one of the most significant and influential figures of the 21st century, Hirsi was the posthumous subject of a pervasive personality cult within the United States until its dissolution in 2091. She became an ideological figurehead behind Modern Marxism–Leninism and a prominent influence over the international communist movement. A controversial and highly divisive historical figure, Hirsi is viewed by supporters as a champion of socialism and the working class while critics on both the left and right emphasise his role as founder and leader of an authoritarian regime responsible for political repression and long-term imprisonment of dissenters.
 

Nomad

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Cross-posted from the other place, albeit with a different title. The PoD is that Iain Gray avoids the sandwich shop incident, and is not quite as much of a liability to SLab in 2011.

Hell Yes, We Can Pt. 1
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The 2011 Scottish Parliament election was held on Thursday, 5 May 2011 to elect 129 members to the Scottish Parliament.

The election saw significant gains for the governing Scottish National Party (SNP), led by First Minister Alex Salmond, who won 62 seats in total, falling just three short of an overall majority. When combined with the two seats won by the Scottish Green Party, the parties in favour of Scottish Independence from the United Kingdom won a total of 64 seats. Whilst this represented the highest total since the Scottish Parliament’s creation in 1999, it was also one seat short of achieving the separatist majority that the SNP claimed would give a mandate for an independence referendum.

Scottish Labour, led by East Lothian MSP Iain Gray, won a total of forty four seats in the new parliament-the same number they had gained at the previous election in 2007. The Scottish Liberal Democrats were soundly defeated; their popular vote share was cut in half and their seat total reduced from 17 to 5. Tavish Scott announced his resignation as party leader shortly after the election. For Scottish Conservatives, the election proved disappointing as their popular vote dropped slightly and their number of seats fell by 2, with party leader Annabel Goldie also announcing her resignation.
 

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(This is what happens to Scotland in Time for Real Change. Sturgeon announces her resignation after leading the SNP to another loss of seats and nearly loses the popular vote. Cherry, then an MP successfully runs to succeed her and becomes First Minister five days later. In the interim period, Cherry's appointed deputy, Joan McAlpine, is the leader of the SNP in the senate. Sturgeon then resigns from the Scottish Parliament five days after that, and Cherry runs in the race to succeed her. The election is delayed due to the coronavirus, and is coincidentally held on the 1st anniversary of Corbyn's landslide. Eventually Cherry wins by an absolutely tiny margin, comparatively, and then Cherry resigns from the House of Commons, triggering the 2021 Edinburgh South West by-election. Richard Leonard is leading the polls, and Labour are expected to take the seat, the first time a governing party has gained a seat since the Conservatives in 2017. Cherry's leadership sees transphobia become even more rampant in the SNP than it already is, and Cherry signs off on a lot of transphobia herself while in the First Minister's office, as she did outside it. This has caused several high profile defections to the Scottish Greens, most notably MP Mhairi Black.)
 
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Hell Yes, We Can Pt.2
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The 2015 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday, 7 May 2015 to elect 650 members to the House of Commons. It was the first general election to be held at the end of a fixed-term Parliament. Local elections took place in most areas on the same day.

It saw the Conservative Party once again emerge as the largest party in a hung parliament, led by incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron. This was in spite of polls and commentators previously predicting that the outcome would see the opposition Labour Party win the most seats, possibly with an overall majority. Having governed in coalition with the Liberal Democrats for the past five years, the Conservatives won 299 seats and 34.1% of the vote share, slightly below the totals they achieved at the previous election in 2010. The Liberal Democrats, led by outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, had their worst result since their formation in 1988, holding just 18 out of their previous 57 MPs, with Cabinet ministers Danny Alexander and David Laws losing their seats.

The Scottish National Party enjoyed their best ever result at a Westminster election, taking 29.0% of the vote in Scotland, and doubling their seat total from 6 to 12 to become the fourth largest party in the House of Commons. UKIP came third in terms of votes with 14.0%, but won only three seats; Clacton, Thurrock, and South Thanet, where party leader Nigel Farage was elected to parliament for the first time. The Green Party won its highest-ever share of the vote with 3.4%, and retained its only seat.

The arithmetic of the new parliament complicated the process of government formation considerably, as neither the Conservatives or Labour were able to command a majority in the Commons without the support of more than one smaller party. Talks on a renewed coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats fell apart within three days, with Clegg citing the Conservative insistence on holding a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union as a key reason for the breakdown, as well as the potential inclusion of the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland in order to achieve an overall majority.

Following this development, talks began on a ‘rainbow coalition’ arrangement between Labour, the Liberal Democrats, and the ‘progressive alliance’ of the SNP, Plaid Cymru, and the single Green MP, Caroline Lucas. On the 19th May, it was announced that these parties had reached an agreement to support a Labour minority government. Subsequently, Cameron’s resignation was accepted by Queen Elizabeth II, who then invited Ed Miliband to become Prime Minister. Miliband became the third Labour Prime Minister in eighteen years, and the first of Jewish descent since Benjamin Disraeli.

After the ascension of the new government, Clegg announced he would be stepping down as Liberal Democrat leader. Despite initial attempts to remain in post, Cameron ultimately resigned as leader of the Conservative Party after narrowly winning a vote of confidence on June 1st. In Northern Ireland, the Ulster Unionist Party returned to the Commons with two MPs after a five-year absence, while the Alliance Party lost its only seat despite an increase in total vote share.
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The 2015 United Kingdom general election in Scotland was held on 7 May 2015 and all 59 seats were contested under the first-past-the-post electoral system. It saw Labour maintain their dominance of Scotland at Westminster elections, winning 39.1% of the vote. Although this was a lower figure than at the previous election in 2010, they were still able to win one extra seat, with gains of Edinburgh West and East Dunbartonshire from the Liberal Democrats compensating for the loss of Ochil and South Perthshire to the Scottish National Party (SNP).

The Liberal Democrats, who had been the second largest party in Scotland at every election since 1997, saw a significant reversal in fortunes, falling to fourth place, with their vote share more than halved, and losing 9 out of their 11 MPs, including Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander. The Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Carmichael, and the former party leader, Charles Kennedy, were notable as the only remaining Liberal Democrat MPs from Scotland in the new parliament.

The SNP, who had governed Scotland at devolved level since 2007, saw a significant increase in their total vote share to 29%, but were only able to win a total of 12 seats, with these gains primarily coming at the expense of the Liberal Democrats in the west of Scotland and the Highlands. Nevertheless, this still represented a doubling of their previous tally of 6, and the party’s best ever result at a Westminster election. The Conservatives were also able to benefit from the Liberal Democrat collapse to increase their number of Scottish MPs from 1 to 3, gaining both West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, as well as Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk.
 

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(This is what happens to Scotland in Time for Real Change. Sturgeon announces her resignation after leading the SNP to another loss of seats and nearly loses the popular vote. Cherry, then an MP successfully runs to succeed her and becomes First Minister five days later. In the interim period, Cherry's appointed deputy, Joan McAlpine, is the leader of the SNP in the senate. Sturgeon then resigns from the Scottish Parliament five days after that, and Cherry runs in the race to succeed her. The election is delayed due to the coronavirus, and is coincidentally held on the 1st anniversary of Corbyn's landslide. Eventually Cherry wins by an absolutely tiny margin, comparatively, and then Cherry resigns from the House of Commons, triggering the 2021 Edinburgh South West by-election. Richard Leonard is leading the polls, and Labour are expected to take the seat, the first time a governing party has gained a seat since the Conservatives in 2017. Cherry's leadership sees transphobia become even more rampant in the SNP than it already is, and Cherry signs off on a lot of transphobia herself while in the First Minister's office, as she did outside it. This has caused several high profile defections to the Scottish Greens, most notably MP Mhairi Black.)
You know, I didn't expect the shit to hit the fan this quick.
 

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Later that year, however, Invictus abruptly disappeared from White House grounds, and was never seen again for the duration of the Trump presidency. Tho the Press Secretary stated that he had chosen to step aside on his own accord, conspiracy theorists maintain that he was assassinated by political operatives working in conjunction with the secret service. No proof has since been offered other than some interestingly zoomed-in and circled photos pointing out supposed 'spooks' seen around White House grounds days prior to his resignation.
yo who's the American Yusupov
 
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