Kutluk Bilge Kul Ishamael
Another session of Congressional elections has just concluded successfully in our beloved eNation. With a total of 2983 votes cast-over 300 more than last month-, this was certainly a session with a lot of high voting and I would like to be given the opportunity to analyze it.
Firstly, a paint map of the electoral map of the US: (territories and possessions are ignored for the purpose of this map only)
Key: USWP: Red, AMP = Green, Feds = Blue, Inci = Yellow, USMJ =Pink
The USWP dominated the general election consolidating its hold on Congress by bagging 19 seats. One can be almost sure that the next speaker of the house will be a USWP candidate. The AMP, with 17 seats in the last Congressional elections, had a disappointing night, winning only 10 seats. This is a considerable blow to the AMP party leadership who were aspiring to be the biggest party in Congress this time around. The Feds, performed considerably better than last time winning 9 seats, including the highly sought seats in California and Texas. Inci, who had only 4 Congressmen in the Legislature last time, were the big winners of the night, bagging 8 more seats to bring their tally to 12. The USMJ also couldn’t perform, despite considerable growth in their member base in the days leading up to the election, bagging only 5 seats.
High Profile Casualties:
This election had more than its fair share of high profile casualties, with several high profile names unable to make it into Congress this time around. From the USWP, Vanek26 who has been winning the Alaska Congressional Elections since December 2011, suffered a defeat to first timer, Heisenberg. Henry Pfeiffer Arundel was also beaten in his state of Florida by Leroy Combs. In general, though, the USWP was the party which managed to hold onto most of its big guns who were elected into Congress.
The AMPs however were not as lucky. From David Wilson, the party president who lost in Nebraska to Inci, to former presidential aspirant Israel Stevens, who lost in New Hampshire, there were blows all around for the AMPs. The AMPs also lost their incumbent in Texas to the Federalists, as well as several other major party leaders including Zheng He, Chucky Norris and Acacia Mason.
The Federalists, while they performed well in general, also suffered some high profile defeats, particularly to Stewy, their election coordinator and Greene12, the Party President.
There were no notable high profile casualties in the USMJ and Inci.
In general, the elections were conducted fairly, although there were scattered incidents of some candidates bribing voters with money and advanced tanks for votes. USWP showed their strength and coordination in this election- maybe having a President in office helps? – by bagging the most seats, and getting a phenomenal number of late voters in to deny victory to adversaries in several states. Inci, who are looking to return to the United States, also performed exceptionally well, in 12 of the 15 states where they were running. The Feds and the AMPs continue to hold onto large and important number of seats in the Congress, which means that ensuring party coordination will be quite important among the different parties. The election, in general, was a rough night for 6th parties, with the Conservative Party being the only one to manage to win any seats while the rest were, in general, trounced.
That’s all for now from your election analyst.
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