The Democratic Party was one of the two main parties in Power 1.0, alongside the Republican Party. It was left-wing and was the more successful party of the two in Power 1.0, holding the presidency throughout the entire period.
The first chair was Rumsod, and then was Foreman Domai for much of January, February and March 2017. A Republican-led coup took place in March, with Dick Henry becoming party chair. Domai regained power before internal usurpers took control of the party and placed Bernie Sanders as chair. He was succeeded by Spencer Martin, who later resigned and handed control over to Jeff Rolland, just one day before the Great Rumcode Collapse.
The party had the game's first President, HHH, who served two terms. Foreman Domai was elected as the game's second President one day before the Great Rumcode Collapse.
Early days Edit
Under the leadership of Rumsod, the party established an internal infrastructure and contested its first few elections. They were a docile time for all.
After Rumsod gave up the position of chair to focus on being dev (check this - ed), Foreman Domai became the new chair. This heralded in the era of AMSOC - American Socialism - and led to a cult of personality, fully warranted, growing around Domai. Alongside people such as Karl Sharks, HHH, DeutschAfrika, Foolish Guac Merchant, and others, Domai led the party to unprecedented heights.
They typically beat the Republican Party in both the senatorial and gubernatorial elections, and for a period held a supermajority in the Senate. The party also saw HHH elected as President, and re-elected, during Domai's term as chair. Domai served as HHH's Vice President. The party became so successful that Rumsod had to actually log in and reset the national influence that the parties had in order to give the Republicans a chance. HHH, among other things, was a President renown for his use of Purging.
Great Dick Henry Coup Edit
February 2017 saw the Great Dick Henry Coup, where around 100 Republicans, led by Dick Henry, joined the party and then voted for Dick Henry for chair. It allowed them to steal the entire party treasury and effectively enjoy a short reign of tyranny over the party members. Dick utilised the party fees percentage effectively, and also issued some important party dictates. It was during this coup that the Fuck Rumsod Party was founded as a protest against the system that allowed such coups to happen.
Weathers-Martin-Sanders coup Edit
Following Dick Henry's time as chair, Domai regained control of the party. But, as the game stagnated, players began dropping off and Domai decided to take it upon himself to end the game entirely by being elected the next President. A group of delinquent Democrats, ie Sandy Weathers, Spencer Martin and Bernie Sanders decided to launch a grassroots coup of the party by contacting the non-Discord schlebs and getting them to vote for Sanders for chair. Realising this, Domai took the party funds once again in order to keep them safe from the potentially nefarious coupists.
Sanders became the first chair, and the coupists threw their wait behind Weathers' campaign for the Democratic nomination in the second presidential primary. When Weathers won, but then found that Domai was still in the election, Sanders resigned in a hissy fit and Spencer became the next chair. All the while, Domai loyalists campaigned for Domai and HHH's cabinet was reshuffled to include people such as Jim B. Johnson, Jon Stewart and George Freedom. He also backed Jeff Rolland for chair to replace Martin.
March 2017 presidential election Edit
In the March 2017 presidential election, though hundreds of millions of dollars had been spent on Weathers' campaign, Domai won by between 5-10%. Following his election, he gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to several of the loyalists, and, when Spencer was confronted by HHH over the chairmanship, he decided to resign and hand over the reigns of power to Rolland. Heydrich became Domai's Vice President, George Freedom his Secretary of State, and other positions were handed out accordingly. Meanwhile, Rolland worked to bridge the divide between the two sides of the party.
However, one day after Domai and Rolland's election, the Great Rumcode Collapse took place, putting an end to the Democratic Party. In Power 2.0, the party has been succeeded by the New Deal Alliance.