Refight the Spring 2000 Election
For many of us alumni, the Spring 2000 election was both a major turning point and a very exciting, divisive, and long-lasting election.
There are some deviations from reality there – you’re running to be Senate President as if UF was a parliamentary democracy. And the game isn’t exactly a reflection of the voting bloc / constituency group nature of SG politics.
But the results are pretty realistic.
With $10,000, you can steer Ian Lane through an election with minority outreach as a theme, while trying to gain FBK’s endorsement, and while barnstorming through Engineering.
All four parties – Impact, FSP, Vision, and Keg, are represented, along with the handful of Independents (headed by the BSU Party’s Leon Morley). Most of the big name endorsement groups are there, including The Gator Times (a short-lived alternative newspaper). And I added a few of the big events of the 2000 election.
If you have Prime Minister Forever, you should check out this customized scenario and tell me what you think. I’ll be working on a similar one for the 2006 election (and can do any other year, like Access’s victory or 2005, but after Spring 2002 you need to send me the detailed results).
UPDATE: I’m almost finished with a Fall 2005 scenario (which involves a separate map, among other things), and a scenario that combines both elections involving the SUN party and the BOCC controversy (Fall 2000 and Spring 2001).