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mainiac

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Ballot initiative results don't reflect public opinion
« on: June 04, 2008, 10:09:00 pm »

I just had a series of ballot initiatives where, despite the public being Elite Liberal on the issues, they voted conservatively on each one.  I save scummed a few times and on ten or so elections, they continually voted the opposite of public opinion.
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Re: Ballot initiative results don't reflect public opinion
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 10:10:00 pm »

Blame Diebold lol
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Re: Ballot initiative results don't reflect public opinion
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008, 10:28:00 pm »

Diebold should totally be a faction in the game.  They'd rig elections and you break into their corporate HQ to find proof and get the results overturned.
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Re: Ballot initiative results don't reflect public opinion
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 04:58:00 am »

I had this happen a lot on a game I recently played out to conclusion. Ballot initiatives were a constant setback for me, as 3/4ths of the years they'd be nothing but 97-100% polls to shift issues back to Liberal or even Moderate. But not always... sometimes they'd go 60/40% or suchlike. But the electorate approved every initiative introduced, no matter its contents, generally by 100%-ish margins, and they were by that point of course almost exclusively to roll back LE issues.
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Re: Ballot initiative results don't reflect public opinion
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008, 05:48:00 am »

Sounds like the public is saying "oh, that sounds good" but forgetting the "but not as good as the current system" part.
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Re: Ballot initiative results don't reflect public opinion
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 07:39:00 am »

actually being liberal is the tendency to change stuff. which is what they do. every, *wall*ed, time.
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Re: Ballot initiative results don't reflect public opinion
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008, 06:22:36 pm »

The people in my game love the Liberal ideals, but they always vote for the Conservative President.
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