Anime North American Elections for 203X

by LucianDreamer

Poll: Who is running for presidency in Anime North America?
Callie MacCarthy
Elise Rodin
Keaton Bailey
Keira Cooper
Lili Salmond
Tajima Kii
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This poll will close on: 11-03-2019
Note: This is a public poll, other users will be able to see what you voted for.
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OOC: Ok, I am all familiar with U.S. history both modern and historical, the politics behind it and the major events, but in a near future hypothetical U.S. like this with Canada, Greenland, part of Latin America plus the Caribbean and Bermuda is not something I normally contend. Anyways, there will be six parties, two I am already familiar with, the Democrats and Republicans, but there is a new potential major party on the block, unique to this simulated nation, a merged Socialist/Communist Party. Three others that carry a small percentage of strong voters would be the Green Party dedicated to environmental issues, the African-Latino Unity Party regarding African-Americans and Latino-Americans, and lastly the Humane Party that concerns with animal-related rights like nekos, foxes, bunnies, etc.

I have the map but at first it will be blank because this will be the starting point.

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The following six candidates in alphabetical order will be taking part in replacing Cordelia Thompson, and one of them is a boy, all over 18 years of age. The inevitable chance of mismatched results, protests going wild and corruption will be minimal with increasing and decreasing increments with temperature and humidity on where the meetings and speeches take place. Population of the projected 2030's North America give-or-take is roughly 575 million, assuming the increased sea rise is close to swallowing up the coastlines like Florida and Louisiana. Inclement weather conditions can have drastic impacts on voting.

Duration of the elections takes place through the mid-late summer until the end of the year. The rules of the voting elections are different age-wise for presidency (theoretically 21 and not 35), but generally everything else is the same: Being a national born citizen and having stayed in the country legally for 14 years straight (5 if unmarried, 3 if legally married to a U.S. citizen from another country). 

With 146 states total, amounting to 146 tiny white stars but maintaining the 13 stripes, that means 292 Senators, and 769 House representatives, with 1 for every 747,000 residents on average. The winning condition is to attain at least 385 votes out of 769 to pass for presidency, the House and Senate majority rules remain as is, though I don't have time to show pics of who is currently leading the House and the Senate. For House and Senate members, they only need to be 21 years minimum; becoming a House representative requires a 7-year stay in country whereas becoming a Senator takes up 9 years in country.

Note: A few states and all Canadian provinces as well as Greenland have been split, whereas Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts merged into one new state called the New Commonwealth, and the merging of Haiti and Dominican Republic into New Hispaniola. Anyone who lives in these following states, provinces or countries regarding these changes, I feel pity for you. :(

P.S. Sadly, I won't include Columbia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru, and Brazil, so they're left out. The closest I could get is I have to use Paint to add the remainder Caribbean islands like Trinidad and Tobago and changed the territories in some U.S. states so that way the country doesn't look too much out of place.

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Name: Callie MacCarthy
Age: 39
State of Residence: Arkansas (Dual citizenship with Ireland)
Ideological Party: Republican
Color: Red

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Name: Elise Rodin
Age: 24
State of Residence: California (Dual citizenship with France)
Ideological Party: Green Party
Color: Green

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Name: Keaton Bailey
Age: 30
State of Residence: Newfoundland
Ideological Party: Humane Party
Color: Turquoise

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Name: Keira Cooper
Age: 22
State of Residence: Delaware
Ideological Party: Democrat
Color: Blue

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Name: Lili Salmond
Age: 27
State of Residence: Puerto Rico (Formerly a citizen within U.S. territory of Puerto Rico itself years prior to becoming a state)
Ideological Party: African-Latino Unity Party
Color: Light Brown

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Name: Tajima Kii
Age: 21
State of Residence: Hawaii (Dual citizenship with Japan)
Ideological Party: Socialist/Communist Party
Color: Orange







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07-17-2019, 01:36 AM (This post was last modified: 07-22-2019, 01:14 AM by LucianDreamer.)
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OOC: It's hard for me to decide who I get to vote for, the majority of them are just too cute not to pass up, but I'm leaning on the environmentalist enthusiast from California.

I even have musical themes for each of the candidates from where they generally live that fits their tastes.
Callie the aged Tsundere who likes 70's southern rock music - https://youtu.be/RFnkCIwGwiA
Elise the former street racing queen of Paris from her late teens now a pro-green energy politician is into modern electro - https://youtu.be/tf0c4D-cEio
Keaton the prospecting Canadian singer and potential memelord is into his country's nostalgic vision of the 1990's in today's world - https://youtu.be/ESXgJ9-H-2U
Keira who is the next generation lover of notorious street racer Ryan wants to remind the world of his past racing exploits - https://youtu.be/gK6NttnuN4s
Lili is into societal change for the Latinos and African-Americans, so her theme resembles around this - https://youtu.be/_9m8wUGcbsM
And lastly, Tajima a prospecting GuP military leader wanting total reform of the whole country even if it means resorting to force - https://youtu.be/rgCzEY8rhDo

Edit: I also have musical themes for the House and Senate leaders as well as their pics, too.

Juniper's theme being a laid-back Panthers fan girl is into classic hip-hop for her home state: https://youtu.be/K3NhfrhmmXI
Naomi's theme fits the gloomy, rainy side of the West Coast since she lives in Portland: https://youtu.be/9T1zPeZCaog

Spoiler

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Name: Juniper Alford
Age: 23
Current Term: 2nd (House Leader)
State of Residence: North Carolina
Ideological Party: Republican
Color: Red
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Name: Naomi Morgan
Age: 25
Current Term: 1st (Senate Leader)
State of Residence: Oregon (Dual citizenship with Japan)
Ideological Party: Democrat
Color: Blue







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Ahh my gosh, these gals are so cute! And especially Keaton; I'd cuddle the hecc outta him. <3

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Hmm, but how to vote, how to vote? The Democrats and Republicans wish to stay the course, which is fine, but all the other parties have valid points too. The Greens would likely be my first choice, since climate change is still running rampant; but the existence of the Humane Party tells me there's still unresolved tension between these human subspecies. And though I don't agree, I can sympathize with Ms. Salmond for her states being forcefully integrated into the stil-largely-English-speaking republic. And what, then about the Socialist party? Wouldn't the goals of the Greens and Humane party be easier to attain with her at the helm?

Decisions, decisions... Tell me, how are our relations with Ireland, France, and Japan? I'd imagine they're fine, but elections have a nasty habit of magnifying and distorting trivial points; dual-citizenships especially.
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(07-28-2019, 12:27 PM)Backlash Wrote: Ahh my gosh, these gals are so cute! And especially Keaton; I'd cuddle the hecc outta him. <3

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Hmm, but how to vote, how to vote? The Democrats and Republicans wish to stay the course, which is fine, but all the other parties have valid points too. The Greens would likely be my first choice, since climate change is still running rampant; but the existence of the Humane Party tells me there's still unresolved tension between these human subspecies. And though I don't agree, I can sympathize with Ms. Salmond for her states being forcefully integrated into the stil-largely-English-speaking republic. And what, then about the Socialist party? Wouldn't the goals of the Greens and Humane party be easier to attain with her at the helm?

Decisions, decisions... Tell me, how are our relations with Ireland, France, and Japan? I'd imagine they're fine, but elections have a nasty habit of magnifying and distorting trivial points; dual-citizenships especially.
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There must've been a dramatic timeskip especially on Japan's part that softened relations and a complete takeover of the monarchy because there's now a very weak Lucian presence only inside Parliament and a kinder leader than the Konohana family if I still remember due to recent climate events endangering the islands. And from there perhaps after a short series of intense negotiations between Roselia and France from behind closed doors not to repeat another pointless Roselia vs. France internet meme war with country balls and cartoon drawings. 

As for Ireland, they are no longer disputed because of the border crackdown being successful after it went on for so long, so it also softened to a degree, the same would be said for Scotland after giving in to the pro-independence rallies as a legitimate nation after all these years. Italy is still nice thanks to Lena's successor, which is her cousin Lucrezia, but has ramped up its military recently in case of a climatic meltdown (water and fuel shortages, etc.) purely for domestic aid. Whatever has left of Lieseltania (or Tiyana), it was taken back by rebels (Czech Republic) from the inside after a devastating, but short-lived five-day outbreak of riots and turned it into a proper democracy, but it did not last long with Pravda who pulled the strings there. Yeah, other countries such as Germany and elsewhere will likely continue to do just that from what you said, distort and diffuse.

In addition, because I have been retired being an emissary, that means Japan becomes much less powerful and has already given away all conquered territories back to their respective owners. It still has a military but mainly only for self-defense, hence the JSDF. Even the dreaded Yamato has come back by some lucky artist and moored to the very same dock where it was originally built to attract tourists.

Now for the candidates' short backgrounds up to the day of the very start of the elections, and the rest such as Juniper and Naomi will be up to your imagination as time goes on, since this is your simulated country:

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Callie has had a bit of a typical rivalry with the Democrats, as every famed Republican candidate already knows this from the back of their sweaty hands. She's a farmer who tends to her ranch not far from Little Rock along with a father, a son, and her parrot because her original home in Ireland was destroyed by a rare EF2 tornado a few years ago. She moved to the U.S. to seek a proper manufacturing job to promote her new brand of corn, the "Southern Corn Belt", albeit the new brand in question has garnered some media attention and controversy already weeks prior to the start of the elections of possible alleged hidden GMOs and pesticides in her new crop, earning her a rival spot on Elise's agenda.

Elise was born in the heart of southern Calfornia in a solar-powered home, she admires luxury cars but she also adores the environment. She bordered a plane to France upon turning 16, and was renowned albeit infamously as a street racing queen in France when she noticed a small club of five other girls who wanted to go out with her to a party one night only turned out it was a street race through the whole city. Despite the scrutiny of the events, she went on to use this as an opportunity to impress someone who has won the Le Mans from the past and challenged him to that course for a whole day straight after a series of smaller underground races within that country. It culminated in a one-on-one duel with all her club members using her custom-made Elise fit to adhere to safety regulations by the Paris Accord from a long time ago. She barely won the last race with a 0.025 of a second lead legally, then after the change of hands in the French Parliament not too long ago, they cleared her name, and given her dual citizenship rights so she can stay in France. However, she had to change out of her void passport with a clean new one before she re-entered Anime North America. She promises that a leader with an environmentalist means a much greener world for everyone, but she cannot forget the nightmarish memories of her past wrongs from her first trip.

Keaton is an aspiring singer but he is also a known celebrity alongside Laura Bailey, who lives on the other side of the U.S./Canadian border despite being part of the whole country. He envisions a world from his younger years as a child, drawing upon life with post-Cold-War images with humans living peacefully but under harrowing situations, even tried to add animals in his school drawings in art classes. He is even renowned for his memes involving his ongoing battles against people who like to mess with animals using his singing talents to emphasize his cause.

Keira, the one of a kind girlfriend to an international racer named Ryan is no stranger to her adoration for his amazing skills, not to mention the many years behind him with police sirens blaring in declassified documents. Although she does not mention him by name but rather as "sidekick", she does race with him on closed courses simply to impress him. On the political field though, she does what she can to defeat her Republican rivals as any typical Democrat would, even from her beach house in Delaware State.

Lili Salmond has had rough times with her home island since the aftermaths of numerous hurricanes, but more importantly is her people who have long been in debate on whether Puerto Rico gets the chance to become a legitimate state, and it did happened years ago. Now the island along with the rest of the Caribbean is about to go underwater before the next presidential term, prompting her an urgent campaign with the promise of allowing Puerto Ricans to apply for the labor credit and jobs needed and to migrate closer to the mainland without the fear of being detained. She is an avid supporter of not only the Latinos, but also African-Americans who live in the southern states and will have to endure the harsh realities of the Deep South and Central America as her initial goals.

Lastly, for Tajima, she looks very much like Hana and Mako fused together and has successfully replaced Miho after winning a graduation duel back in Japan whilst retaining her school clothes. Miho reluctantly accepted the loss, allowing her to become the club's president but decided not to run the club for someone else to pursue other ambitious agendas. She sought military school to train herself for live championship matches using tanks and somehow stopped doing it after she graduated. She got the scholarship permit from the state government to head for Japan as early as 15 by the board's request, and stayed there for only three years before heading back to Hawaii. She was present at one of Miya's election rallies in the Tokyo area just days prior to her becoming the new staunch leader of the Lucian peoples. She sadly missed her as a good friend of hers despite ideological conflicts only months prior to applying for candidate membership in Honululu for this election to become the next president. If she's successful, Anime North America would be running even more smoothly under her control with socialist motives and would promise to bring her former club's friends in to reminisce their school days. Even if she loses, she can still bring in her friends from time to time if she wants to.







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OOC: Elise Rodin is off to a headstart with the higher initial votes from the top of first page's poll with three, so her turn goes first, followed by Callie and Keaton, then Keira, Lili, and Tajima being last. First to 385 votes takes Cordelia's spot, good luck you all six, may the best candidate win.

Let's get this event rolling, then!

Spoiler

Tally Count: 0 / 769
Callie (REP): 0 / 385
Elise (GRN): 0 / 385
Keaton (HUM): 0 / 385
Keira (DEM): 0 / 385
Lili (ALU): 0 / 385
Tajima (SCP): 0 / 385

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> Elise and her green beret blue-collar workers in the Silicon Valley area as her home location stages a protest with her at the helm of the occasion, taken place in Sacramento. Highlighting the latest impacts on the major earthquake that struck only weeks ago was a result of increased seismic activity occurring naturally along the famous San Andreas fault.

> It's late into the night and having adjusted her schedule temporarily to wake for the evening live radio session from her favorite station Bay Indie 102.3 FM after eating her supper by herself. She overheard a broadcast from the radio's host for a little while before shutting it off. She then left her house and drove her green Esprit to the meet. This is her first campaign rally in the Golden State.

Elise Rodin: "Why has Nature forsaken us, is it because we're not tending to Her enough as our planet slowly perishes on itself, is it because we been warming more than what transpired the Industrial Revolution centuries ago? Science always proves us one difficult answer: We exist to taint this earth, and in one way or another, we angered our old ancestors, even the Natives are aware of this. You ever heard of the recent spills from years ago down in the Gulf? It is because these fat cats were plugging holes into the sea where storms tend to pass over the rigs. Those rigs are in the way of marine life there, the fish are dying faster than the dead zones it has created."
 
"Addressing the latest heat wave today, we all understood that feeling, we can't sweat well in the day, we get tense and can't rest well at night. It is all because of our ever-depleting resources. Do they care about using them, they wouldn't listen, all in the name of money, greed fuels the growth of capitalism. Nothing more than a naked eye's sight of seeing a dead milk cow, does that pose a threat to the atmosphere, yes, to a small extent. Do we still breathe in the banned products from years ago, sadly from the other side of the world still yes, and they're nearly running out of fossil fuels for their crummy squabbles."

"So I have a message to you Greens, are we still in the mood to set things straight to turn Silicon Valley into the model region of a brand new tomorrow? Say it with me: Yes we can!"

Green Beret Workers: "Yes we can!"
 
Elise Rodin: "Nature has its way of responding to our misdeeds, but also can respond to our existence in ways we didn't even commit against. What do we see past the valley, an encroaching desert, what do we see beyond the city, a growing dry bush problem, because we can't take down the extra fuel the Santa Ana winds needed to push the flames downward. Albeit some of us are just a bit too careless and think lighting a smoke is fun, it isn't! What better way of preserving the trees if we have to knock down the smaller, drier ones out of the way and replace it with watered saplings?"
 
"As a Californian, like many of you, we're facing a dire 'hydration crisis', there aren't enough coolers to keep us cool, and don't even think about turning on the A/C, it's a waste of your wallets, try doing something worth your schedule but conserve the water for everyone. I know it sounds harsh to you, but think highly of the future ahead. Stop trying to rebuild precious houses along the edge, put them on the inland and make it eco-friendly as possible. Stop littering our cities, fellow Californians, you need to treasure your livelihood as your sanctuary, we breathe the same air, so why can't we get a break?"
 
"Until then, I'm your running candidate Elise Rodin, thank you for coming, and good night."