Which states will be won by the Democratic Presidential candidate in 2024?
Nov 5
New York
District of Columbia
Maryland (2)
Rhode Island
New Jersey
Maine's 1st congressional district
New Mexico
Maine (Statewide)

Resolves to the set of states won by the Democratic Party presidential candidate in 2024.

Due to bugs with the original implementation of this type of market, the first Maryland option had to be deleted. In its place is a "Maryland (2)" option, which will actually resolve according to Maryland's result in the election.

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bought Ṁ50 Answer #6c09c6eccb19 NO

Best 2024 Presidential Election market IMO

You can edit the "Maryland (2)" option now to just be "Maryland" if you edit the resolved one first.

@NcyRocks Unfortunately answers that have already resolved can’t be edited.

Is this resolving based on election night media reporting? Certified results by state? Actual votes by electors?

@EvanDaniel I'm leaning towards something like resolving based on election night reporting, with the option of re-resolving to actual votes by electors, but I'm not set on that and I'm open to suggestions. I'm hoping that Manifold will create a standard policy here that this market can just follow.

Definitely want to decide on this in plenty of time before the election, but I don't think this changes your predictions now, right?

@Gabrielle At the moment it doesn't matter, just trying to figure it out early!

Right now I'm trying to write a modeling program that does stuff with this and other markets. I'd like to know what assumptions I can safely make. For example, several of my derivative markets are defined to resolve exactly according to this one regardless of what mess happens, so that makes those easy to work with. (But maybe not if there are re-resolutions? I'd have to think about that.)

And some caveats are obvious, like I can assume that "not D" = "yes R" but that has failure modes and we can write obvious markets about "does any non-D / non-R candidate receive electoral votes". But I'd like to figure out what that market should look like, and make sure it correctly bridges any gaps between this one and whatever the electoral vote market I use is.

(Who knows how far this program will get, but I'm trying to take notes on my assumptions as I think about it.)

@EvanDaniel It's really cool that you're making derivative markets using this! That does make me lean away from re-resolutions, since they'll complicate any derivatives.

The safest thing is to wait until votes are certified, but the downside is that people can't get their mana out of markets, plus there will be two months of people asking for resolution. Maybe we could plan on immediate resolution for safe options (South Dakota going Republican, New York going Democratic) and delayed resolution for any states that might be disputed, though then we have to have some judgment about which states will be disputed.

One option here is to run a poll and see what people prefer. Relatedly, we could have another market about whether the immediate resolution and the late resolution would differ at all.

@Gabrielle Having the main / popular market attempt to resolve fast seems valuable. Markets about edge cases is definitely the direction I wanted to head, if we can do it well. I suspect there exists a good way to specify fast resolutions in some cases.

Having an EV count market that resolves exactly according to this one might be a useful approach.

My derivative markets are currently stuff like this:


Some days operating an arbitrage bot can be pretty cool.

Other days:

The good news is that these markets seem to all be in the market dump available on the API page, so I should be able to get most of them done that way. Still...

I've added the Maine and Nebraska statewide, Nebraska's 3rd congressional district, and a new Maryland option. Thanks to @JamesGrugett for enabling that!

bought Ṁ75 of Answer #a6861fa839b0 NO

@Gabrielle typo on "3nd"

@SemioticRivalry 🤦‍♀ Whelp. That's sticking around, I guess.

bought Ṁ10 of Maryland (2) YES

Maryland (2) and Nebraska's 3nd district are the latest states added in the Surrealist America update

@SemioticRivalry Fixed this now that options can be edited!

@Gabrielle it's a Thanksgiving miracle

bought Ṁ10 of Answer #82c9c28fce55 YES

So is this one good to continue? Glitches are all gone? I think my profit is still bugged from it despite Maryland being N/Aed but maybe they can fix that manually?

@Joshua Other than Maryland being N/A’d still, it should be. Hopefully in the next few days I’ll get the market updated to allow me to add new options, and I’ll add a new Maryland option along with the other missing districts.

sold Ṁ1,521 of Answer #7e827fb260a6 NO

For any onlookers: bug-hunting is still in progress! Closing all these until everything is figured out.

@Joshua Reopened, as we've fixed the exploit!

Uh this one is messed up still

@Joshua Oh you're right. Thanks for checking!