November 2022 Cascadia general election

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November 2022 Cascadia presidential election
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October 2022 20 November 2022 December 2022
 
Completion rate
as of 09:32 GMT
Turnout 52 votes (Greentriangle.png 92.6%)
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Candidate ViolentVampire Bachinuni
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Running mate SayerQT ViolentVampire
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1st preference 44 (84.6%) 7 (13.5%)
Final count 44 (84.6%) 8 (15.4%)
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This map shows results by electoral division. See results below.
President before
ViolentVampire
President after
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General elections were held on 20 November 2022 in Cascadia to elect the President of Cascadia and all fifteen seats in the House of Representatives for one-month terms, an increase in seats from the previous twelve contested in the last election. These elections were held concurrently with the first (and only) election for Cascadia's five seats in the American Assembly, an international deliberative body and central organ of the American Union alliance. These were the fourth elections to be held in Cascadia.

Incumbent President ViolentVampire stood for re-election to a third term as President. He was virtually unchallenged, despite past hints at a presidential campaign from notable government officials, such as Secretary of Recruitment EstiQT. His rivals in the race included former representative and Mayor of Yakima PavTheYT, as well as House Representative and Mayor of Bread Inc, Bachinuni; PavTheYT being notable for being Vamp's challenger in his first race for the presidency in September.

A new constituency, Central, was added in the House of Representatives. For the first time since the inaugural election of the House of Representatives, each constituency did not have the exact same district magnitude; this was done to have the districts more regional opposed to purely based on equal influence and size. Two of the twelve incumbent members of the House, Arathorn52 (South Metropolitan), and CatPersonQT (North Metropolitan) did not stand for re-election, and many major newcomer campaigns are being forged, especially in the Central and South Metropolitan constituencies. This campaign was the longest campaign so far in a Cascadian election, due to President ViolentVampire opening applications for this election nearly 13 days in advance of the election.

The campaign for President waas fairly uneventful, and resulted in a landslide re-election of ViolentVampire to a third term in office, with Bachinuni coming in a distant second place. This election saw many shakeups on the house level, with the "Sagebrush Bloc" winning all but one of the seats in the new Central constituency. Voter turnout surged from the previous election, with 52.5% of eligible voters casting a ballot, for a total of 52 votes cast. This would be the largest election conducted in cascadian history until a month later in the December general election.

These elections were the first elections held under the Third Amendment to the Constitution, which removed the fixed date for elections and altered it to a floating date on the third sunday of each month; as well will be the first elections held since the formation of the American Union alliance by Cascadia, the Midwestern Union, and the Mexican Empire.

Electoral system

President

The President of Cascadia was elected by Instant Runoff Voting due to more than two candidates being on the ballot. In this system, voters complete a closed ballot on google forms, numbering candidates 1, 2, 3, etc. in order of their preference. The voting period lasts for roughly twenty four hours, however this may be a tiny bit more. Voters may mark as many or as few preferences as they wish. Each ballot is initially credited to its first-preference candidate but may be transferred on later counts to the next available preference where the first preference candidate is elected or eliminated.

House of Representatives

Members of the House of Representatives were elected by single transferable vote (STV) from 4 constituencies with between three and five seats. In this system, voters complete a closed ballot on google forms, numbering candidates 1, 2, 3, etc. in order of their preference. The voting period lasts for roughly twenty four hours, however this may be a tiny bit more. Voters may mark as many or as few preferences as they wish. Each ballot is initially credited to its first-preference candidate but may be transferred on later counts to the next available preference where the first preference candidate is elected or eliminated.

Electoral boundary changes

The House Standing Committee on Apportionment convened in early November 2022 under the provisions of the Apportionment Committee Act of August 2022 with Legislature President SayerQT as chair, and made recommendations on changes to constituency boundaries due to monthly changes in population, influence, and activity. The Committee report, released on 7 November 2022, recommended an increase in the number of representatives from 12 to 15 elected in 4 constituencies, instead of the previous 3; creating the new constituency of Central. The committee also recommended variance in the number of members returned from each constituency, opposed to the equal number used in previous legislative elections. These changes were implemented by H.R. 17 The November 2022 legislative electoral distribution order. The election of the 4th Legislature was therefore held using the new boundaries, for 15 seats.

American Assembly

The cascadian members of the American Assembly were elected by single transferable vote (STV) in a single nationwide constituency, with five seats being up for grabs, with a quota of 16.7% needed to win.

Presidential election

Presidential candidates

Presidential candidate Political office(s) Vice presidential candidate
ViolentVampire.png ViolentVampire 2nd President of Cascadia (Sep 17 - Dec 18 2022)
Treasurer of Cascadia (Aug 17 - Sep 17 2022)
Representative for Salish (Aug 17 - Sep 17 2022)
Mayor of Neah Bay
SayerQT.png SayerQT
BachinuniSkin.png Bachinuni Representative for Frontier (Oct 17 - Nov 20 2022)
Mayor of Bread Inc.
ViolentVampire.png ViolentVampire
Pavtheyt skin.png PavTheYT Secretary of Defense (Sep 17 - Oct 9 2022)
Representative for Salish (Sep 17 - Oct 17 2022)
Mayor of Yakima (Sep 15 - Dec 19 2022)
ViolentVampire.png ViolentVampire

Endorsements

List of ViolentVampire's endorsements
Executive officials
  • SayerQT, Vice President of Cascadia, 1st President of Cascadia (Aug - Sep 2022), Representative, Mayor of Olympia
  • jtwokay, Treasurer of Cascadia, Representative, Mayor of Spokane
  • Falcoeur, Secretary of the Interior, Representative, Mayor of Seattle
  • DaPigThatBig, Secretary of Defense
  • EstiQT, Secretary of Recruitment, Representative, Mayor of Victoria
  • Arathorn52, Secretary of State, Representative, Olympia City Council President

Representatives

  • Moxies_hoe, Representative, Mayor of Port Julia, former Olympia City Manager

Mayors

  • TylenolEC, Mayor of Freewater
  • illinformed, Mayor of Kennewick
  • Holden66, Mayor of Umatilla County
  • Milgorn123, Mayor of Oceanside
  • Pelleaon, Mayor of Chaeronea
  • DrakeypantsYT, Mayor of Fort Peck

Local officials

  • Mole_, Member of the Neah Bay City Council
  • Weidman555, Member of the Umatilla County Council

Campaign

Applications were opened on November 7, and on that very day, former representative and Secretary of Defense PavTheYT announced his candidacy for the presidency. This candidacy however was seen as mostly as a shitpost, with their campaign announcement nearly entirely consisting of "meow". Two days later, on the ninth, President Vamp formally announced his bid for a third term. He stated in his announcement that "if the people of Cascadia decide to grant me another term my main priorities will be making our national shop one of the largest on the server, using the gold from the shop to fund new welfare programs, bringing an end to the hunter epidemic through education and military action, beautifying the region with nation wide building projects, and bringing the Cascadian community closer together with weekly events."

The campaign was mostly uneventful, due to the massive amount of support held by President Vamp following the six-hour war and the significant expansion of Cascadia that had occurred under his previous two terms in office. He also received a significant number of endorsements, compared to his opponents which received zero.

Three days before the election, representative Bachinuni formally announced his candidacy, stating that if elected he would prioritize keeping cascadians safe from hunters, which was a dominating issue of the campaign.

Results

For more in depth results, see Results breakdown of the November 2022 Cascadia general election

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Candidate Running mate Hometown First preference Final preference
Votes % Votes %
ViolentVampire.png ViolentVampire SayerQT Neah Bay 44 84.62 44 84.62
BachinuniSkin.png Bachinuni ViolentVampire Bread Inc. 7 13.46 8 15.38
Pavtheyt skin.png PavTheYT ViolentVampire Yakima 1 1.92
Total votes 52 100.00 52 100.00

Turnout was 52.5% of eligible voters, up from the last election.

Legislative election

Frontier (3 seats)

November 2022 election: Frontier
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20 November 2022
All 3 Frontier seats to the House of Representatives
Candidate FPv% Order
B1GB0AT 5 (38.5%) ☑ 1st
DrakeypantsYT 5 (38.5%) ☑ 2nd
jtwokay 2 (15.4%) ☑ 3rd
WeirdNicholas 1 (7.7%)
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Previous Representatives Elected Representatives
jtwokay
cheeseballfluffy (redistricted)
Bachinuni (redistricted)
CatPerson136 (redistricted)
jtwokay
B1GB0AT
DrakeypantsYT
Last election Next election
October 2022 December 2022

Before redistricting, the Frontier constituency spanned the northeast BC interior, as well as most of Eastern Washington and Oregon, including towns such as Kennewick, Bread Inc., and Avola. However, after redistricting, most of this area was redistricted into the new Central constituency, with the Frontier district being mostly just the towns in Cascadia past the rockies or in the eastern section of the Columbia Plateau. The largest settlement in the constituency was Spokane. The only incumbent who wasn't redistricted, jtwokay, ran for re-election, alongside 3 newcomers.

Candidates

Candidate Political office(s) Hometown
jtwokay Representative since September 17, 2022

Treasurer of Cascadia
Mayor of Spokane

Spokane
DrakeypantsYT Mayor of Fort Peck Fort Peck
B1GB0AT City Councillor Chaeronea
WeirdNicholas Mayor of Helena Helena

Results

For more in depth results, see Results breakdown of the November 2022 Cascadia general election

Candidate R1 % R2%
DrakeypantsYT 5 38.5 25.0 Elected
B1GB0AT 5 38.5 25.0 Elected
jtwokay (inc.) 2 15.4 28.8 Elected
WeirdNicholas 1 7.7 21.2 Lost
Total 13 100.0 100.0 25% to win

Central (4 seats)

November 2022 election: Central
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20 November 2022
December 2022
All 4 Central seats to the House of Representatives
Turnout
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Leader TylenolEC
Holden66
Weidman555
Frankie4SD
Bachinuni
cheeseballfluffy
PavTheYT
Party
Alliance Sagebrush Bloc Other
Leader since
Leader's seat
Last election
Seats won 3 1
Seat change
Popular vote 63.64% 36.36%
Percentage
Swing
Representatives before
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Representatives after
TylenolEC
Bachinuni
Holden66
Weidman555

Central was created for the first time as an electoral division for this election, and consisted of much of what was formerly a part of the Frontier constituency. This change was made due to the population increases in the region which necessitated the creation of a standalone district for the region. The district encompassed much of the Columbia Plateau, as well as north into the BC interior. It elected 4 members to the House of Representatives in this election, with major population centers being in Freewater and Umatilla County.

This election was unique due to the campaign of the “Sagebrush Bloc”, an electoral alliance of four candidates all from the so-called “Sagebrush metro”, consisting of Freewater and Umatilla County. This ticket included Ambassador, Mayor (and future president) TylenolEC, Mayor Holden66, and County Councillors Weidman555 and Frankie4SD. Their campaign was seen widely as a populist one, as all of them not being prominently active in national electoral politics before, with only Tylenol having served in any post in the national government, that being Ambassador to Asia. The campaign also saw other candidates not from the Sagebrush Bloc, notably two candidates for President; Mayor of Bread Inc Bachinuni, and former representative and defense secretary PavTheYT who were joined by incumbent representative Cheeseballfluffy, the only incumbent in the race.

The result of the race was a victory for the Sagebrush Bloc, winning 3 of the 4 seats up for grabs, with just Frankie4SD losing his bid. Out of the non-sagebrush candidates, Bachinuni beat out PavTheYT and cheeseballfluffy to make it into the House, unseating the only incumbent in the race.

TylenolEC would later go on to serve as the 3rd President of Cascadia from December 2022 to January 2023, and Bachinuni would later go on to serve as Secretary of Defense.

Candidates

Candidate Political office(s) Hometown
TylenolEC Ambassador to Asia
Mayor of Freewater
Freewater
Holden66 Mayor of Umatilla County Umatilla County
Weidman555 County Councillor Umatilla County
Frankie4SD County Councillor Umatilla County
cheeseballfluffy Representative since October 2022
Mayor of Avola
Avola
PavTheYT Former Secretary of Defense
Former Representative
Mayor of Yakima
Yakima
Bachinuni Mayor of Bread Inc. Bread Inc.

Results

For more in depth results, see Results breakdown of the November 2022 Cascadia general election

Candidate R1 % R2%
TylenolEC 5 45.4 20.0 Elected
Bachinuni 3 27.3 20.0 Elected
Weidman555 2 18.2 23.3 Elected
Holden66 0 0.0 20.4 Elected
cheeseballfluffy (inc.) 1 9.1 9.1 Lost
PavTheYT 0 0.0 7.3 Lost
Frankie4SD 0 0.0 0.0 Lost
Total 11 100.0 100.0 20% to win

South Metropolitan (5 seats)

November 2022 election: South Metropolitan
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20 November 2022
Turnout:
All 5 South Metro seats to the House of Representatives
Candidate FPv% Order
SayerQT 4 (22.2%) ☑ 1st
Fr0z3nW1nt3r 4 (22.2%) ☑ 1st
xKoniac 3 (16.7%) ☑ 1st
Moxies_Hoe 2 (11.1%) ☑ 4th
Mole_ 2 (11.1%) ☑ 5th
Milgorn123 2 (11.1%)
DaPigThatBig 1 (5.6%)
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Previous Representatives Elected Representatives
Paradox_1080
Arathorn52
SayerQT
Moxies_Hoe
Fr0z3nW1nt3r
xKoniac
SayerQT
Moxies_Hoe
Mole_
Last election Next election
October 2022 December 2022


Compared to the last election, the boundaries of South Metropolitan remained relatively unchanged, however with the number of seats allocated to the district increased from four to five. Many candidates ran to fill the open seat, as well as to contest the others, with representatives Arathorn52 and Paradox_1080 standing down for re-election. The vote resulted in a shocking loss for Secretary of Defense DaPigThatBig, which led to the pretext for Washingtonian secession from Cascadia as a part of DaPigThatBig’s espionage operation to take control of Oregon and to liberate Oregon from authoritarianism.

Mole_ would later go on to be elected as the first Public Advocate of Cascadia, and Fr0z3nW1nt3r would later become Secretary of State.

Candidates

Candidate Political office(s) Hometown
SayerQT Representative since September 2022
Vice President since September 2022
Former President of Cascadia
Mayor of Olympia
Olympia
DaPigThatBig Secretary of Defense since October 2022 Neah Bay
Moxies_Hoe Representative since October 2022
City Manager of Olympia
Port Orchard
Milgorn123 Mayor of Oceanside Oceanside
xKoniac City Councillor Neah Bay
Fr0z3nW1nt3r City Councillor Neah Bay
Mole_ City Councillor Neah Bay

Results

For more in depth results, see Results breakdown of the November 2022 Cascadia general election

Candidate R1 % R2% R3%
SayerQT (inc.) 4 22.2 16.7 16.7 Elected
Fr0z3nW1nt3r 4 22.2 16.7 16.7 Elected
xKoniac 3 16.7 16.7 16.7 Elected
Moxies_Hoe (inc.) 2 11.1 16.7 16.7 Elected
Mole_ 2 11.1 13.9 19.4 Elected
Milgorn123 2 11.1 12.5 13.9 Lost
DaPigThatBig 1 5.6 6.9 X Lost
Total 18 100.0 100.0 16.7% to win

North Metropolitan (3 seats)

November 2022 election: North Metropolitan
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20 November 2022
Turnout:
All 3 North Metro seats to the House of Representatives
Candidate FPv% Order
EstiQT 6 (60.0%) ☑ 1st
Covenhel_01 1 (10.0%) ☑ 2nd
Falcoeur 1 (10.0%) ☑ 3rd
Furballen 1 (10.0%)
soft_frog 1 (10.0%)
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Previous Representatives Elected Representatives
EstiQT
Covenhel_01
Falcoeur
Furballen
EstiQT
Covenhel_01
Falcoeur
Last election Next election
October 2022 December 2022


The race resulted in a victory for all incumbents besides Furballen, due to the number of seats for the district dropping from four to three. Falcoeur was assumed to be a shoe-in for the race, however faced a surprisingly close race, winning by a hair.

Candidates

Candidate Political office(s) Hometown
EstiQT Representative since August 2022
Former Vice President
Secretary of Recruitment since September 2022
Mayor of Victoria
Victoria
Furballen Representative since September 2022
Mayor of Vancouver
Vancouver
Falcoeur Representative since September 2022
Secretary of the Interior since October 2022
Mayor of Seattle
Seattle
Covenhel_01 Representative since September 2022
Mayor of Hope Island
Hope Island
soft_frog Mayor of Elmo House Elmo House

Results

For more in depth results, see Results breakdown of the November 2022 Cascadia general election

Candidate R1 % R2% R3% R4%
EstiQT (inc.) 6 60.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 Elected
Covenhel_01 1 10.0 27.5 25.0 25.0 Elected
Falcoeur 1 10.0 15.8 16.9 26.9 Elected
Furballen 1 10.0 21.7 22.2 23.1 Lost
soft_frog 1 10.0 10.0 10.9 X Lost
Total 10 100.0 100.0 25% to win

American assembly election

Cascadia’s first, and only, elections to the American Assembly were held on the same date as the November 2022 Cascadia general election. All 5 seats up for grabs were contested nationwide via Single Transferable Vote. Many candidates ran, and the resulting members would serve in the first and only session of the American Assembly. The American Assembly was later disestablished prior to the scheduled next election.

MAA Candidates

Candidate Political office(s) Hometown
B1GB0AT Candidate for House
Chaeronea City Councillor
Chaeronea
SayerQT Vice President
Representative
Former President
Olympia
Fr0z3nW1nt3r Candidate for House
Neah Bay City Councillor
Neah Bay
Bachinuni Candidate for House
Mayor of Bread Inc.
Bread Inc.
EstiQT Former Vice President
Secretary of Recruitment
Representative
Mayor of Victoria
Victoria
PavTheYT Candidate for House
Former Secretary of Defense
Former Representative
Mayor of Yakima
Yakima
Falcoeur Secretary of the Interior
Representative
Mayor of Seattle
Seattle
jtwokay Treasurer of Cascadia
Representative
Mayor of Spokane
Spokane

Results

Candidate R1 % R2% R3% R4%
EstiQT 11 21.2 16.7 16.7 16.7 Elected
SayerQT 10 19.2 16.7 16.7 16.7 Elected
Fr0z3nW1nt3r 10 19.2 16.7 16.7 16.7 Elected
Bachinuni 8 15.4 17.0 16.7 16.7 Elected
B1GB0AT 7 13.5 14.9 14.9 17.7 Elected
jtwokay 3 5.8 8.5 12.8 15.7 Lost
PavTheYT 2 3.8 5.2 5.6 X Lost
Falcoeur 1 1.9 4.4 X X Lost
Total 52 100.0 100.0 16.7% to win
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