2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election

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2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election

← July 2020 29 January - 6 February 2021 July 2021 →
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Candidate Daniel Roscoe Logan Ross
Home state Flag of Australis.svg Australis Empire of Aenopia flag.png Aenopia
Running mate Sertor Valentinus Matthew Xia

Incumbent Chair

Jayden Lycon



The 2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election is an upcoming election set to happen in January or February 2021 to succeed Jayden Lycon, who is not seeking re-election as Chair of the Cupertino Alliance.[1]

Background

The 1st Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election resulted in Jayden Lycon getting re-elected. On 25 October 2020, Lycon published an address formally stating that he would not be seeking re-election, citing that the alliance needs to move on, lack of time, and declining interest in micronationalism.

I must inform you that I have concluded that I have finished the goals that I was sought for and such it is vital for the alliance to endeavour a new direction. As such, I will formally not be seeking re-election.

— Jayden Lycon, 2020

Electorial reform

Due to the significance of this election compared to the previous one, various ideas of elections in the alliance were amended.

Candidates

Several candidates had expressed wishes to run for Chairman of the Board, however these were unofficial. The only two candidates to have submitted the necessary paperwork to become a candidate for the Chairmanship Election are Daniel Roscoe and Logan Ross. These candidates are:

Candidate Experience State Party (if applicable) Running mate Campaign announcement date
(UTC)
Campaign Logo
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Daniel Roscoe[2]
Grand Duke of Australis (2020–present)
Chairman of the Organization of Allied Micronations (2020)
2nd Minister for Asian and Oceanian Affairs of the Cupertino Alliance (2020-present)
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Unified Royal States of Australis
Independent Sertor Valentinus 19 October 2020 RoscoeValentinus2021.png
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Logan Ross[3]
Emperor of Aenopia (2019-present)
Lieutenant Chair of the Cupertino Alliance (2020-present)
Minister of Microwiki Affairs of the Cupertino Alliance (2020-present)
Vice-Chair of Konmalehth (2020)
Speaker of the Chamber of the Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union) (2019)
Chair of NADU (2019-present)
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Empire of Aenopia
Independent Matthew Xia 5 November 2020 Ross2021.png

Former Candidates

Name Experience State Party (if applicable) Announcement date Dropped out
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Sertor Valentinus
Prime Minister of West Sayville (2020–present)
Minister for European and African Affairs of the Cupertino Alliance (2020-present)
Minister of Defence for Pinelandia (2019 - present)
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Kingdom of Pinelandia
Independent 4 November 2020 24 November 2020
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Liam Munroe
King of Atiera (2020 - present)
First Minister of Pacem (2020 - present)
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Kingdom of Atiera
Independent 4 November 2020 (1st Campaign)

24 November 2020 (2nd Campaign)
21 November 2020 (1st Campaign)

27 November 2020 (2nd Campaign)
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Dhrubajyoti Roy
Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra (2020 - present)
Deputy Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs of the Cupertino Alliance (2020)
Vice Secretary-General of the Asia-Pacific Alliance (2020 - present)
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State of Vishwamitra
Independent 9 November 2020 12 November 2020
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Isaiah Burdette
2nd Riksministerpresident of Nordika (2020 - present)
2nd President of Florania (2020)
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Kingdom of Humberlea
Independent 4 November 2020 12 December 2020

Campaigning

In the leadup to the election, candidates have begun to campaign in order to attract voters.

Daniel Roscoe & Sertor Valentinus

Logo of the Roscoe-Valentinus 2021 Campaign for Cupertino Alliance Chair

The Roscoe-Valentinus campaign team is composed of Daniel Roscoe, Sertor Valentinus, Zed, Casper von Naveria and Patrick Kenny. In an effort to attract voters, multiple campaign posters and logos were produced, bearing the slogans "Roscoe 2021" and "Strive to Revive". He also released a manifesto, expressing his goals as Chair of the Cupertino Alliance. As of 16 November 2020, the Roscoe-Valentinus has consistently scored first place in the pre-polls. [4]

The Roscoe campaign have also engaged in virtual 'doorknocking', talking to individual delegates of the Alliance in order to discuss Roscoe's policies and encourage them to vote for Roscoe-Valentinus.

During December, Roscoe updated the campaigns website, in addition to releasing a speech discussing the Roscoe-Valentinus campaign plans.

Logan Ross

The official logo for the Ross2021 campaign.

Ross has published a manifesto describing his goals for the future of the Cupertino Alliance. Ross has also released his campaign website which includes a 'blog' which is intended to be updated daily regarding news around his campaign and the elections. On 24 November 2020 Ross also announced that he would be holding an 'e-rally' on the Cupertino Alliance server to discuss his campaign and what his term as chair would include. This was held on 18 December 2020.

On 24 November 2020 Ross announced that he had dropped out of the race to join the Liam Munroe campaign. Just 3 days later on 27 November 2020 Ross announced that he had re-joined the race. Unlike other candidates, Ross prides his experience in comparison to other candidates, going as far as including it as a major part of his campaign.[5] On 15 December 2020 Ross confirmed that Matthew Xia of Yu-Xia would be his running mate, after previous running mate Leon Montan resigned to focus on the GUM elections.

Scandals

There were various scandals during the election period.

Munroe corruption scandal

An screenshot of correspondences between Munroe and Jamez before the climax of the scandal.

Various concerns were raised after the suspension of Roy out of the blue. Among them was candidate Liam Munroe. Following a heated discussion in the formal channel where Munroe stated that he believed that Roy did nothing wrong and assuming that he was banned for a previous comment in a private channel[6], Lycon and Jamez later re-affirmed that the aforementioned incident was not the reason why he was banned but did not give the evidence used to make such decision due to an order from the Superior Judge[7]. An unconvinced Munroe later attempted to leverage Jamez into giving the evidence that was used to dismiss Roy, which Jamez refused, later leaking the message to a public channel.

Opinion polling and timeline

Along the campaign trail, multiple organisations have held opinion polling in order to predict the winner of the race, in addition to gathering statistical data. Notable organisations that have run polls for the election include the Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission (CESE), Roscoe Statistics and the Micronational Gazette. Early polls have shown candidate Daniel Roscoe to be leading the race however polls conducted towards the end of December have shown an increasing influence by candidate Logan Ross.

Post-nomination period

Polling Firm Date of Polling Electorate Polling Method Lead
Daniel Roscoe
Sertor Valentinus
Logan Ross
Matthew Xia
2nd election 29 January - 6 February 2020 Google Forms

Pre-nomination period

Polling Firm Date of Polling Electorate Polling Method Lead
Isaiah Burdette Sertor Valentinus Daniel Roscoe Liam Munroe Logan Ross Dhrubajyoti Roy Abstain
Nominations for Chair close (1 January 2021)
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 22 - 25 December 2020 63[a] 40 60 Strawpoll 20
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 22 - 25 December 2020 13 46.2 53.8 Google Forms 7.6
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 18 - 21 December 2020 22 59 40.9 Discord 18.1
Roscoe leaking scandal (15 December 2020)
Statistic-Dime[b] 14 - 17 December 2020 17 64.7 35 Google Forms 29.2[8]
Isaiah Burdette suspends campaign for Chair position (12 December 2020)
Saspearian Broadcasting Company 10 - 13 December 2020 12 8.3 58.3 33.3 Google Forms 25[9]
Statistic-Dime 1 - 4 December 2020 6 33.3 66.7 Google Forms 33.4[8]
Logan Ross resumes campaign for Chair position (27 November 2020)
Liam Munroe suspends his campaign for Chair position for second time (27 November 2020)
Roscoe Statistics 26 - 30 November 2020 23[c] 13 52.2 34.8 Google Forms 17.4[10]
Election formally announced (24 November 2020)
Munroe corruption scandal (24 November 2020)
Liam Munroe resumes campaign for Chair position (24 November 2020)
Sertor Valentinus becomes Daniel Roscoe's running mate, suspending his campaign for Chair position (24 November 2020)
Brookside Gazette[d] 22 - 25 November 2020 12 16.7 25 41.7 16.7 Google Forms 16.7[11]
Liam Munroe suspends campaign for Chair position (21 November 2020)
Roscoe Statistics 15 - 18 November 2020 16 6.3 6.3 75 6.3 6.3 Google Forms 68.7[12]
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 15 - 18 November 2020 19 21 15.8 36.8 21 5.3 Discord 15.8[12]
Dhrubajyoti Roy suspends campaign for Chair position (12 November 2020)
Micronational Gazette 11 - 14 November 2020 19 10.5 5.3 52.6 15.8 5.3 10.5 0 Google Forms 36.8[13]
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 11 - 14 November 2020 15 26.6 46.6 26.6 Discord 20[13]
Dhrubajyoti Roy intends to run for Chair position (9 November 2020)
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 8 - 11 November 2020 15 13.3 33.3 26.6 6.6 13.3 6.6 Discord 6.7[14]
Micronational Gazette 4 - 8 November 2020 14 6.6 13.3 35.7 28.6 14.3 Google Forms 7.1[15]
Brennan Sullivan considering to run for Chair position (6 November 2020)
Logan Ross intends to run for Chair position (5 November 2020)
Isaiah Burdette intends to run for Chair position (4 November 2020)
Liam Munroe intends to run for Chair position (4 November 2020)
Sertor Valentinus intends to run for Chair position (4 November 2020)
Jayden Lycon states that he would not be seeking re-election (25 October 2020)
Daniel Roscoe intends to run for Chair position (19 October 2020)

See also

Footnotes

  1. Public poll
  2. The polling was seized by the CESE on 17 December.
  3. The Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission rejected a single vote from the tally.
  4. The Brookside Gazette polling was conducted with the general public rather than solely the Cupertino Alliance delegacy.

References

  1. Lycon, Jayden (25 October 2020) Cupertino Alliance re-election address, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  2. "Vote Roscoe 2021". Roscoe Campaign Website. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  3. Logan Ross. "Ross2021 website". Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.
  4. My Plan for the Future of the Alliance. Roscoe, Daniel. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  5. Logan Ross. "Why vote Ross2021?". Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.
  6. Munroe, Liam, et al. (22 November 2020) Conversation, 22 November 2020
  7. Cupertino Alliance (14 November 2020) Article 9 Suspension issued 14 November 2020
  8. 8.0 8.1 Chair election polling — 18 December 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  9. SBC News – 2nd Cupertino Alliance Chair Election Opinion Polling Results (12/10/2020 – 12/13/2020). Saspearian Broadcasting Company. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  10. Chair election polling — 30 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  11. Chair election polling — 24 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Chair election polling — 19 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Chair election polling — 15 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  14. Chair election polling — 11 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  15. Chair election polling — 8 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 8 November 2020.