Today I’ve got this Issue on my Nationstates (nationstates.net)
If Your Election Lasts Longer Than Four Weeks…
The next election is drawing near, and over drinks you flippantly mentioned to a few Party loyalists the idea of extending the political season to a whopping sixty-nine days. Upon hearing the plan, your campaign manager immediately passed out from an overwhelming panic attack, fearing the agony of such a long campaign.
I’ve encountered with 3 choice
1. “I’m not sure what you hope to gain with this,” gasps Tiberius True, your trusted campaign manager, while holding a cold flannel to his forehead. “The Party’s funds can only be stretched so thin, and it’s only a matter of time before one of our candidates does something outrageously stupid that sabotages our reputation. What we need to do is make sure the election dates are fixed, with a fixed length and fixed results… I mean, fixed rules on campaign spending! Once the people see how open and transparent we are, we’ll all be re-elected in a landslide.”
2. “The longer, the better!” enthuses Yui Clark, one of your top donors, who is rumored to have made a killing off the Wezeltonian War. “Prolonged election campaigns will bleed the Opposition dry of their campaign funds, while giving us more time to ask for donations and publicize the competition’s scandals. I’m sure some voters will get sick of the incessant ads, but their irritation is my golden opportunity!”
3. “No! No! I can’t take another election circus!” panics Dana Jobrani, a refugee from the United Federation. “Where I come from, election season lasts a painful twenty-four months, and the endless mudslinging during debates and advertisements between TV shows are slowly driving everyone insane. Insane I tell you! Please, for the sake of common decency, ban all political campaigns. We’re better off not being constantly bothered by political hacks, anyways.”
4. Dismiss the issue
Option 1. sounds nice so I choose it.
The result saids ‘Arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct.’
In result, my nation get a boost of this qualities.
Workforce Participation Rate 0.09%
And decline in this qualities
Quips Per Hour 0.41%
Diebold Election Inking Scale 1.9%
Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index 3.9%
This choice give not much to change.