Candidates[edit | edit source]
- Dunkelzahn and Kyle Haeffner, Independent: "A New Golden Age" (Winner)
- Arthur Vogel and Gary Gray for the Democratic Party: "Save the Earth"
- Dr Rozilyn Hernandez and Ramsay McMulkin for the New Century Party: "Our Magical Futures"
- James Booth and Brandon Ekimasu for the Technocratic Party: "The Status Quo"
- General Franklin Yeats and Anne Penchyk for the Republican Party: "Rebuild America"
- Kenneth Brackhaven and William Ager for the Archconservative Party: "A holy War for the Soul of the Nation"
(candidates to presidency and vice-presidency, political party and slogan)
Timeline[edit | edit source]
- November 2056 - President Thomas Steele and Vice-President James Booth are overwhelmingly re-elected.
- January - Election results are found to be rigged. The election is declared null and void and Congress schedules a new election for Tuesday, August 7, 2057.
The Electoral Campaign[edit | edit source]
- February 1: Kenneth Brackhaven, a businessman with ties to human-supremacist group, formally announces his candidacy at a rally in Seattle.
- February 28: Booth and Yeats face off in a "town-meeting" debate in New Hampshire. Booth loses.
- March 15: Dunkelzahn announces his intention to run for President on a historic broadcast of "Wyrm Talk!"
- July 10: General Franklin Yeats is assassinated in a Seattle hotel room by a FBI agent possessed by a wasp spirit.
- July 18: Yeats' running mate, Anne Penchyk, declares that she will honor Yeats' memory by fighting on as a presidential candidate.
The Election[edit | edit source]
- August 1: Deadline for receipt of absentee ballots. Any absentee ballots received by the UCAS Election Board after this date are considered invalid.
- August 7: Election Day. Dunkelzahn is declared the winner by a narrow margin at 11:23:34 pm EST.
- August 8: Metahumans and other pro-Awakened citizens celebrate Dunkelzahn's victory in cities across the UCAS.
- August 9, 12:00:00 am EST: President Dunkelzahn and Vice-President Kyle Haeffner are formally sworn into office in Washington FDC.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
- August 9, 10:23:08 pm EST: Dunkelzahn dies in the explosion of the Presidential limo as he leaves an inauguration party at the Watergate Hotel.
- August 10, 02:32:37 am EST: Kyle Haeffner is sworn in as President of the United Canadian and American States.
- August 10, 07:35:12 am EST: President Kyle Haeffner meets with Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Richard Scott to form the Commission on the Assassination of President Dunkelzahn.
- August 10-11: Riots begin and gather momentum in most major UCAS cities. Rumors of a second Night of Rage are quickly squelched as the UCAS military, local police and rumored support from Ares Macrotechnology Security Forces quell the heavy violence. The riots show no signs of ending.
- August 12: President Haeffner goes before Congress to nominate Nadja Daviar to the Vice-Presidential position. This announcement comes as a shock to the Congress and to most UCAS citizens, but the announcement does begin to slow the violence in the streets. A vote to confirm this appointment is delayed until the Scott Commission can begin its hearings.
- August 15: Nadja Daviar reads Dunkelzahn's Will at the Watergate Hotel in Washington FDC at 9:31 AM and releases her first press release as Chairman of the Board of the Draco Foundation.
- August 18: President Haeffner, in another surprising move, proposes a complete list of names to fill his Cabinet positions, a radical departure from the traditional system of proposing one candidate at a time. Again, Congress chooses to wait until the Scott Commission can interview Haeffner and Daviar.
- August 25: The names of the Scott Commission are released.
- September 5: The Scott Commission begins its hearings with President Haeffner. Chief Justice Scott announces that the Commission will release transcripts of the hearings after each witness is interviewed and the Commission reaches a majority decision.
- November 8: The Scott Commission publishes its first official statement, labeled Alpha Interview #1, which clears President Haeffner of any involvement in the assassination of President Dunkelzahn.
- November 12: The Scott Commission begins questioning Nadja Daviar.
- November 14: Congress begins its approval process on President Haeffner's Cabinet appointees.
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