Release: President Forever 2012 v. 1.2.9

President Forever 2012 v. 1.2.9 has been released. This fixes a bug that caused undecided voters to move back to leader they were from on election, for both general election and primaries, among other things.

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Release: Congress Forever 2012 v. 1.3.9

Congress Forever 2012 v. 1.3.9 has been released. This corrects a few percentages and candidates in the Senate 2012 scenario, changes the Democratic goal to 50 seats, sets Sanders to caucus with the Democrats (so they have a majority even if they only win 50 seats), and fixes a bug with national ads not running and being able to run for an unlimited amount of time, among other things.

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Release: President Forever 2012 v. 1.2.8

President Forever 2012 v. 1.2.8 has been released. This fixes a bug caused by Gary Johnson being in the game, which caused games to crash in the primaries.

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1912 Presidential Election Issues

What were the major issues in the 1912 U.S. Presidential election? Here are the issues, issue profiles, and issue position descriptions so far. Issues are listed from ‘far-left’ to ‘far-right’. Feedback welcome.

The Tariff

  • Tariffs are a detriment to a Universal Workers State.
  • Tariffs are a detriment to a Universal Workers State.
  • Tariffs only for revenue generation.
  • Tariffs should be used to protect labor interests and revenue.
  • Tariffs are for the Protection of business and for revenue.
  • Tariffs make profits for business.
  • Tariffs make profits for business.

Direct Democracy

  • The People should have total electoral power.
  • The People should have total electoral power.
  • For primaries, Senate elections, referendums, initiative and recalls.
  • The elections are a State’s Issue.
  • Opposed to recalls.
  • The Democracy is fine as it is.
  • The Democracy is fine as it is.

National Income Tax

  • Income Tax is unnecessary in a worker’s state.
  • Income Tax is unnecessary in a worker’s state.
  • We need a Constitutional Amendment authorizing the tax.
  • Taxation is fine as it is.
  • We should increase revenues through means other than a tax.
  • National income tax is too much government.
  • National income tax is too much government.

Business Regulation

  • Business should be owned by the state.
  • Business should be owned by the state.
  • The Federal government should charter business.
  • The States should continue to charter business.
  • We should be wary of business regulation.
  • Business is not the concern of government.
  • Business is not the concern of government.

Women’s Suffrage

  • Women should have full voting rights.
  • Women should have full voting rights.
  • Only married women or widows should have the vote.
  • Suffrage is a State issue.
  • Women should not have suffrage.
  • Women’s Suffrage would be a national tragedy.
  • Women’s Suffrage would be a national tragedy.

Isolationism

  • America needs to play a large role in international affairs.
  • America needs to play a large role in international affairs.
  • America should pay attention to foreign affairs.
  • America should explore itself before looking overseas.
  • America shouldn’t care what happens elsewhere.
  • America doesn’t need the rest of the world.
  • America doesn’t need the rest of the world.

Labor

  • Organized labor is essential to a worker’s state.
  • Organized labor is essential to a worker’s state.
  • Labor Unions are a workers best protection against exploitation.
  • Labor demands must be balanced with business concerns.
  • Unions are undermining our economy.
  • Unions should be outlawed.
  • Unions should be outlawed.

Conservation

  • Our natural resources belong to the nation.
  • Our natural resources belong to the nation.
  • Resource management and preservation is a vital concern.
  • Resources should be regulated by the government.
  • Resources should be used to benefit business.
  • Resources should be sold to the highest bidder.
  • Resources should be sold to the highest bidder.

Government Expenditures

  • The federal government should be dramatically bigger.
  • The federal government should be dramatically bigger.
  • Modest increase in expenditures, focus on effectiveness.
  • Small increase in expenditures.
  • Government expenditures needs to be reduced.
  • Dramatically reduce the size of the federal government.
  • Dramatically reduce the size of the federal government.

Cost of Living

  • Massive social and economic reforms are needed.
  • Massive social and economic reforms are needed.
  • We need price controls.
  • Rising costs can be offset with growth.
  • Less government spending will reduce prices.
  • Rising costs are not a governmental concern.
  • Rising costs are not a governmental concern.

Anti-Trust Laws

  • The state should own all industry.
  • The state should own all industry.
  • Trusts and Monopolies should be broken-up.
  • Business competiton should be regulated.
  • We don’t need anti-trust laws.
  • Monopolies should be encouraged.
  • Monopolies should be encouraged.

Rights of the States

  • The states should surrender sovereignty to the state.
  • The states should surrender sovereignty to the state.
  • States should give way to Federal law.
  • States’ rights are fine the way they are.
  • States’ rights are more important than Federal law.
  • The Confederacy was the way to go.
  • The Confederacy was the way to go.

Banking Laws

  • Banks should be abolished.
  • Banks should be abolished.
  • Banks should bid to hold federal funds.
  • Banking laws should be tougher.
  • Banks are fine as they are.
  • We need a central bank.
  • We need a central bank.

Taxes

  • Taxes are unnecessary in a worker’s state.
  • Taxes are unnecessary in a worker’s state.
  • Taxes should be raised.
  • Taxes are fine as the are.
  • Taxes should be reduced.
  • Taxes should be reduced significantly.
  • Taxes should be reduced significantly.

The Philippines

  • The Philippines should join the worker’s state.
  • The Philippines should join the worker’s state.
  • The Philippines should be granted independence.
  • The Philippine people should decide their own fate.
  • We should hold onto the Philippines as a resource.
  • The Philippines should become the 49th State.
  • The Philippines should become the 49th State.

Socialism

  • Socialism is great – we should abandon capitalism.
  • Socialism is great – we should abandon capitalism.
  • Socialism has ideas which we can learn from.
  • Socialism is an untried economic experiment.
  • Socialism is contrary to the American way.
  • Socialism is a threat to our Democracy.
  • Socialism is a threat to our Democracy.

Civil Service

  • Advancement should be strictly merit based.
  • Advancement should be strictly merit based.
  • Performance reviews should take place before advancement.
  • Civil Service is fine how it is.
  • Benefits and advancement should be based on service.
  • Advancement should be at executive discretion.
  • Advancement should be at executive discretion.

Unemployment

  • Large federal aid programs.
  • Large federal aid programs.
  • Aid for a large number of areas.
  • Aid for a good number of depressed areas.
  • Aid for a few depressed areas.
  • No federal stimulus is necessary.
  • No federal stimulus is necessary.

Corruption

  • Capitalism has corrupted our system! The system needs to be completely rebuilt.
  • The Republicans are completely corrupt.
  • The Republicans are more corrupt than Democrats.
  • Both parties are corrupt. We need better oversight and reform.
  • The Democrats are more corrupt than Republicans.
  • The Democrats are completely corrupt.
  • Socialism has corrupted our system! The system needs to be completely rebuilt.

 

 

 

 

1912 Presidential Primaries Results

Hi everyone,

1912 will be the third scenario for President Forever 2012. The candidates and provisional issues have been added, but the details for the Presidential primaries are still being added. This is a way for me to keep track of the details, as well as for anyone who has additional details to post them – they’ll then be added to the main post (please provide references, either URLs or books-journals-and so on). ‘?’s indicate the number is at this point unknown.

3-19-1912

R North Dakota, Primary, La Follette 32,123, 57.2% (? delegates), Roosevelt 23,669 39.7% (? delegates), Taft 1,867 3.1% (? delegates)

D North Dakota, Primary, Burke 9,357, 100% (10 delegates for Wilson)

3-26-1912

R New York, Primary?, %? Taft (? delegates) (primary law optional, Republican elected pledged delegates, figures unavailable)

4-2-1912

R Wisconsin, Primary, La Follette 133,354 73.2% (? delegates), Taft 47,514 26.1% (? delegates), 628 0.3% Roosevelt (not on ballot, ? delegates), Others 643 0.4%

D Wisconsin, Primary,Wilson 45,945 55.7% (? delegates), Clark 36,464 44.2%, Others 148 0.2%

D Alabama, Primary, ?% Underwood (? delegates)

?-? 1912

R Iowa, County Conventions, 52% Taft (? delegates), 46% Cummins (? delegates), 2% Roosevelt (? delegates)

4-9-1912

R Illinois, Primary, Roosevelt 266,917, 61.1% (? delegates), Taft 127,481 29.2% (? delegates), La Follette 42,692 9.8% (? delegates)

D Illinois, Primary, Clark 218,483 74.3% (? delegates), Wilson 75,527 25.7% (? delegates)

4-13-1912

R Pennsylvania, Primary, Roosevelt 282,853 59.7% (? delegates), Taft 191,179 40.3% (? delegates), 0% La Follette (not on ballot?, 0 delegates) (unofficial figures)

D Pennsylvania, Primary, Wilson 98,000 100% (? delegates) (unofficial figures)

4-19-1912

R Nebraska, Primary, Roosevelt 45,795 58.7% (? delegates), Taft 16,785 21.5% (? delegates), La Follette 13,341 17.1% (? delegates), Others 2,036 2.6%

D Nebraska, Primary, Clark 21,027 41% (? delegates), Wilson 14,289 27.9% (? delegates), Harmon 12,454 24.3%, Others 3,499 6.8%

R Oregon, Primary, Roosevelt 28,905 40.2% (? delegates), La Follette 22,491 31.3% (? delegates), Taft 20,517 28.5% (? delegates), Others 14 0%

D Oregon, Primary, Wilson 9,588 53%, Clark 7,857 43.4%, Harmon 606 3.3%, Others 49 0.3%

4-30-1912

R Massachusetts, Primary, Taft 86,722 50.4% (? delegates), Roosevelt 83,099 48.3% (? delegates), La Follette 2,058 1.2% (? delegates), Others 99 0.1%

D Massachusetts, Primary, Clark 34,575 68.9% (? delegates), Wilson 15,002 29.9%, Others 627 1.2%

5-1-1912

D Georgia, Primary, ?% Underwood (? delegates)

Florida?

5-4-1912

R Nevada, Primary, ?% Taft (? delegates)

D Nevada, Primary, ?% Clark (? delegates)

5-5-1912

D Texas, Primary, ?% Wilson (? delegates)

5-6-1912

R Maryland, Primary, Roosevelt 29,124 52.8% (? delegates), Taft 25,995 47.2% (? delegates), 0% La Follette (not on ballot, 0 delegates)

D Maryland, Primary, Clark 34,021 54.4% (? delegates), Wilson 21,490 34.3% (? delegates), Harmon 7,070 11.3% (? delegates)

5-7-1912

D Mississippi, ?% Underwood (? delegates)

5-14-1912

R California, Primary, Roosevelt 138,563 54.6% (? delegates), Taft 69,345 27.3% (? delegates), La Follette 45,876 18.1% (? delegates)

D California, Clark 43,163 71.5% (? delegates), Wilson 17,214 28.5%

5-21-1912

R Ohio, Primary, Roosevelt 165,809 55.3% (? delegates), Taft 118,362 39.5% (? delegates), La Follette 15,570 5.2% (? delegates)

D Ohio, Primary, Harmon 96,164 51.7% (? delegates), Wilson 85,084 45.7% (? delegates), Bryan 2,428 1.3% (? delegates), Clark 2,440 1.3% (? delegates)

5-28-1912

R New Jersey, Primary, Roosevelt 61,297 56.3% (? delegates), Taft 44,034 40.5% (? delegates), La Follette 3,464 3.2% (? delegates)

D New Jersey, Primary, Wilson 48,336 98.9% (? delegates), Clark 522 1.1% (write-in)

5-29-1912

D Arizona, Primary, ?% Clark (? delegates)

5-31-1912

D Rhode Island, Primary, ?% Clark (? delegates)

6-4-1912

R South Dakota, Primary, Roosevelt 38,106 55.2% (? delegates), Taft 19,960 28.9% (? delegates), La Follette 10,944 15.9% (? delegates)

D South Dakota, Primary, Wilson 4,694 35.2% (? delegates), Clark 4,275 32% and Clark 2,722 20.4% (? delegates), Others 1,655 12.4% (Brown?) (3 sets of delegates ran, one of which supported Wilson, two identified with Clark, delegates were given to Wilson by the convention)

1912 Republican Convention, First Ballot, Delegates

Ala 24 22 Taft, 2 Present, not voting
Ariz 6 Taft
Ark 18 17 Taft, 1 P
Cali 26 2 Taft, 24 P
Colo 12 Taft
Conn 14 Taft
Del 6 Taft
Flo 12 Taft
Geor 28 Taft
Idaho 8 Taft
Illinois 58 2 Taft, 53 Roosevelt, 1 P
Ind 30 20 Taft, 3 Roosevelt, 7 P
Iowa 26 16 Taft
Kan 20 2 Taft, 18 P
Kent 26 24 Taft, 2 Roosevelt
Louis 20 Taft
Maine 12 P
Maryland 16 1 Taft, 9 Roosevelt, 5 P
Mass 36 15 Taft, 21 P
Mich 30 20 Taft, 9 Roosevelt, 1 P
Minn 24 P
Miss 20 17 Taft, 3 P
Mo 36 16 Taft, 20 P
Mon 8 Taft
Neb 16 2 Roosevelt, 14 P
Nev 6 Taft
NH 8 Taft
NJ 28 2 Roosevelt, 26 P
NM 8 7 Taft, 1 Roosevelt
NY 90 76 Taft, 8 Roosevelt, 6 P
NC 24 1 Taft, 1 Roosevelt, 22 P
ND 10 unknown (prob. La Follette)
Ohio 48 14 Taft, 34 P
Ok 20 4 Taft, 1 Roosevelt, 15 P
Or 10 8 Roosevelt, 2 P
Penn 76 9 Taft, 2 Roosevelt, 62 P
RI 10 Taft
SC 18 16 Taft, 1 P, 1 unknown
SD 10 5 Roosevelt, 5 unknown (prob. La Follette)
Tenn 24 23 Taft, 1 Roosevelt
Texas 40 31 Taft, 8 P, 1 unknown
Utah 8 Taft
Vermont 8 6 Taft, 2 P
Virginia 24 22 Taft, 1 Roosevelt, 1 unknown
Wash 14 Taft
WV 16 P
Wisc 26 unknown (prob. La Follette)
Wyoming 6 Taft
Alaska 2 Taft
DC 2 Taft
Hawaii 6 Taft
Phill. Islands 2 Taft
PR 2 Taft

La Follette 41
Cummins 17
Charles E. Hughes 2
absent and not voting 7

Total 1078

(Roosevelt instructed his delegates to vote ‘present’ to protest against the way delegates were awarded)

1912 Democratic Convention, First Ballot, Delegates

Alabama 24 Underwood
Arizona 6 Clark
Arkansas 18 Clark
Calif 26 Clark
Colo 12 Clark
Conn 14 unknown (prob. Baldwin)
Del 6 Wilson
Fla 12 Underwood
Ga 28 Underwood
Idaho 8 Clark
Ill 58 Clark
Ind 30 unknown (prob. Marshall)
Iowa 26 Clark
Kan 20 Clark
Ky 26 Clark
La 20 11 Clark, 9 Wilson
Maine 12 1 Clark, 9 Wilson, 2 Underwood
Md 16 Clark
Mass 36 Clark
Mich 30 12 Clark, 10 Wilson, 7 Harmon
Minn 24 Wilson
Miss 20 Underwood
Mo 36 Clark
Mont 8 Clark
Neb 16 12 Clark, 4 Harmon
Nev 6 Clark
NH 8 Clark
NJ 28 2 Clark, 24 Wilson, 2 Underwood
NM 8 Clark
NY 90 Harmon
NC 24 16.5 Wilson, 0.5 Harmon, 7 Underwood
ND 10 Wilson
Ohio 48 1 Clark, 10 Wilson, 35 Harmon
Okla 20 10 Clark, 10 Wilson
Ore 10 Wilson
Pa 76 71 Wilson, 5 Harmon
RI 10 Clark
SC 18 Wilson
SD 10 Wilson
Tenn 24 6 Clark, 6 Wilson, 6 Harmon, 6 Underwood
Texas 40 Clark
Utah 8 1.5 Clark, 6 Wilson, 0.5 Harmon
Vt 8 unknown (prob. Baldwin)
Va 24 9.5 Wilson, 14.5 Underwood
Wash 14 Clark
W. Va 16 Clark
Wis 26 6 Clark, 19 Wilson
Wyo 6 Clark
Alaska 6 Clark
DC 6 Clark
Hawaii 6 2 Clark, 3 Wilson, 1 Underwood
Phil. Is. 6 unknown
PR 6 2 Clark, 3 Wilson, 1 Underwood

Baldwin 22
Marshall 31
Bryan 1
Sulzer 2
not voting 8

Total 1094

Resources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_%28United_States%29_presidential_primaries,_1912

http://presidentialcampaignselectionsreference.wordpress.com/overviews/20th-century/1912-overview/

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/Hx/PresidentialPrimariesDates.phtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1912_Republican_National_Convention

http://www.uselectionatlas.org/WIKI/index.php/Pre-1976_Primaries

Congressional Quarterly’s Guide to U.S. Elections, 2nd Ed., 1985

 

Release: President Forever 2012 v. 1.2.5

President Forever 2012 v. 1.2.5 has been released. This fixes a few bugs, adds the Libertarian party’s Gary Johnson for 2012, and adds a few features to the Main Map, among other things.

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