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Confederate States presidential election, 1939
Confederate States
1933 ←
November 7, 1939
→ None

 
Nominee Jake Featherston Unknown Unknown
Party Freedom Party Radical Liberal Party Whig Party
Home state Virginia Unknown
Running mate Don Partridge Unknown Unknown

President before election

Jake Featherston
Freedom Party

Elected President

Jake Featherston
Freedom Party

The Confederate States presidential election of 1939 saw the re-election of incumbent Jake Featherston as President of the Confederate States of America. The Whig Party and the Radical Liberal Party, while still being permitted to exist, never had a chance of removing the Freedom Party from its well-entrenched dominance of Confederate society. The Freedom Party had also successfully convinced the country (with very little effort) to amend the Constitution, allowing the popular Featherston to run for a second term. It was also the last presidential election held in the Confederate States; the C.S. ceased to exist in 1944 after it was defeated in the Second Great War.

The Seven Words AmendmentEdit

For most of Confederate political history the President was forbidden by the Confederate Constitution to run for a second term. Following the midterm elections of November 1937, at Featherston's request, the states of South Carolina and Mississippi called for a constitutional convention which would remove that language from the Constitution. The Freedom-dominated Confederate Congress and state legislatures easily ratified the Seven Words Amendment by the end of 1938. Featherston was now allowed to run for re-election for as many times as he wanted, a fact that annoyed some people, such as Vice President Willy Knight, who would later attempt to assassinate the president.

NominationsEdit

The Freedom Party nominated its leader, President Featherston, for president. Knight was no longer on the ticket; the ex-vice president was by that time held in secret detention at Camp Dependable in Louisiana after failing to murder Featherston in December 1939. Knight was replaced by Tennessee senator Don Partridge, who was selected not least for his amiability and willingness to do whatever Featherston told him to do.

The Fall CampaignEdit

The campaign was dominated by Featherston speaking to the public on the radio, as well as slanted ads put out by the Department of Communications. The Whigs and Radical Liberals, with much of their members driven underground or under arrest in concentration camps, had almost zero visibility on the airwaves, in the press, or on the streets, all of which were dominated by the Freedom Party.

ResultsEdit

Featherston won every state in the Confederacy. Thanks to Freedom Party practices of dominating the voting booths with stalwarts and the vote count, the Whigs lost the remaining seats they had in the Confederate Congress. With a total victory coming out of the rigged election, Featherston could put more focus on his foreign policies; soon after taking the oath of office for the second time on March 4, 1940, he would reimpose conscription and work out the Richmond Agreement with US President Al Smith. Not long after that event, on June 22, 1941, the Second Great War broke out when Featherston ordered the invasion of the USA.

Literary CommentEdit

The names of Featherston's opponents were not revealed in the text.

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