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Sir Joseph Marlen
Sir Joseph Marlen
Posts: 577

7/3/2017
Honestly, I believe a vote based on a numbered preference would work better. Say you want one candidate as your first pick but you want a 2nd choice in case they're the forerunner or are in second place to the competition. It would certainly make situations easier where you support one candidate but would much prefer your second option when compared to the 3rd least favorite. At least then, we wouldn't be stuck between sticking to our guns on a sinking ship or running to flop sides onto a side that may not even win.

As for a coalition, I doubt Failbetter would swoop with such short notice, though I'd hesitate to call it a bad thing to do so. For the unofficial, though, there is potential. New support for the Campaigner may be filling her voting support, but going with the Detective's current 2nd place seems to be the lesser gamble. I said a few days prior I would consider switching to the Campaigner should the Detective fall through. So far, that hasn't happened. The logical decision on current evidence would be to go with the "only logical decision" if you're wanting to defeat Feducci, not because I prefer her and want to sway you, but because she seems to have the better shot currently. Though, if you want to go down swinging for temperance, then I could hardly fault you.

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Angus Turner
Angus Turner
Posts: 72

7/3/2017
I've made a similar call for unity last year, with similar results. Yes, certainly, we would like you to unite behind our candidate. That way everyone wins!

In a sense I suppose it is inevitable - if it is clear that you will lose, you might as well lose with dignity. If it seems you might win, well, you're not going to give up that chance for a somewhat better chance your least favourite candidate will lose, will you? Here and there you find people who are willing to compromise, but not nearly enough to form a viable coalition.

I think that perfect is the enemy of the good, but I hold no ill will towards those who are set on their candidate. Best of luck to all of us, and may the worst man lose.

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Kukapetal
Kukapetal
Posts: 1454

7/3/2017
I don't like Feducci (for mayor, I mean, the character himself is pretty cool), but if he wins the popular vote, he should be mayor. The two losing sides teaming up to snatch the position away from the side that rightfully won it seems pretty unfair and goes against the spirit of a democratic election.

If your candidate loses, learn to suck it up :P
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WinterIV
WinterIV
Posts: 68

7/3/2017
Detective and Dauntless Episode 2: The Rubbery Murders

"It simply cannot be solved", screams the Detective, throwing her ledger against a wall. "The Rubbery Men won't speak to the police! If they don't talk there is no helping them."

Dauntless, warming tea on a nearby stove collects the strewn book, neatly putting it back on the Detective's desk. She straightens a few other items on the desk before finally putting her hand on the other woman's shoulder. "They aren't used to the law actually helping them. They are afraid. Logic won't help here, you need to be able to show them compassion. Let me talk to them, set the record straight."

Taking off her glasses, the Detective gentle massages her own temples, "Maybe you are right. Maybe we are just going about this the wrong way..."
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Diptych
Diptych
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Posts: 3883

7/3/2017
For what it's worth, I would entirely support adapting the Campaigner's social agenda to include a Committee for Justice & Judiciary Reform, headed by the Detective. It might not go as far as the scientific management advocates of Summerset would like, but it would, I hope, address those concerns specifically relating to effective and accountable law enforcement.

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Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
Posts: 2221

7/4/2017
If the Detective's supporter switch to the Campaigner, I'd be all for the Campaigner hiring the Detective to work in her administration. They'd compliment each other nicely and, unlike the unicorn coalition idea, this is something the writers could easily do after the election in response to player requests.

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Isaac Zienfried
Isaac Zienfried
Posts: 364

7/4/2017
Honestly, the Detective's interests are more narrow, so she could certainly do everything she wants (or close to it) from a position in the Campaigner's government. Especially since they do seem to have compatible platforms.

Not to mention the Campaigner could probably help weed out unwelcome influences in the Detective's ranks...
edited by Isaac Zienfried on 7/4/2017

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Hunter Grey
Hunter Grey
Posts: 22

7/6/2017
I don't think it's fair to ask detective supporters to defect to the campaigner when the detective is in second place and the campaigner is last. If there were a run off election today it would be between Feducci and the Implacable Detective.
edited by Hunter Grey on 7/6/2017
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Isaac Zienfried
Isaac Zienfried
Posts: 364

7/6/2017
Hunter Grey wrote:
the detective is in second place and the campaigner is last

As of Monday, anyways...

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Isaac Zienfried, 'The Vacillating Belligerent.'
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But really, it's hard to keep things simple down here!
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