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V1.4 Update

New Feature: Issue and State Randomization

  • You can now access Randomization options under the ADVANCED SETTING tab when setting up your game.
  • Issue randomization can result in 'Some Randomization' or a 'Very Random' game, where even the most crazy fringe issues can bubble up in importance.
  • State Data can have Wealth, Electoral Votes, Party Affiliations, or 'All The Above" randomized.
  • Election Night: Updated the '270 to Win' text to be driven by the actual number of electoral votes.
  • Note: This only works in Single Player modes.

New Achievements

There are now a series of 10 achievements, many of which tied to beating the game on Masochistic difficulty with specific candidates.

  • Trump Train
  • President Joe
  • #YangGang4Ever
  • Tea-Party Triumph
  • Feel the Burn!
  • Obama's 3rd Term
  • Romney 2020
  • A Vote for Extinction
  • A Totally Random Win
  • Beating the Coronavirus

New Issues

  • Investigating Hunter Biden
  • Peaceful Transfer of Power
  • Saving the Middle Class
  • Socialism
  • Election Integrity
  • Herd Immunity
  • Court Packing
  • California Wildfire Assistance

Updated Issues

  • Fracking
  • Filling Supreme Court Vacancy
  • Second Stimulus Package
  • Building the Wall
  • Funding Nasa
  • Stopping the Coronavirus
  • National Mask Mandate
  • Defund the Police
  • Prosecuting Rioters
  • Higher Importance
  • Lower Importance

Updated State Demographics

  • Alaska: D +1, R +8, I -9
  • Oklahoma: D - 5, R +3, I +2
  • Texas: D + 6, R -1, I-5
  • Virginia: D +2, R -2
  • Washington: D +2, I -2

Updated Candidates

  • Ideology Tree given several new issues: Saving the Middle Class, The China Virus, and Dangers of Socialism
  • +1 to Minority Appeal
  • Notes: One of the big areas where President Trump is outperforming his 2016 numbers is with Latino voters, so boosting his 'Minority Appeal' stat made sense for this update.
  • Ideology Tree given several new issues: National Mask Mandate, Second Stimulus Package, and Court Packing
  • +1 to Starting Funds
  • +1 to Media Appeal
  • Notes: After some record-breaking fundraising months, we had to give him a boost in funds. We're also seeing the media go pretty easy on the former VP in situations where they'd be tougher on his opponent, so boosting his Media Appeal made sense as well.
  • Donald Trump
  • Joe Biden


  • When you have a malformed Ideology Tree in the My Games directory, the game will now pop up a message warning you about the problematic XML (This would break the game in earlier versions).
  • John Adam's home state set to Massachusetts
  • Fixed Various Misc Typos

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