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Eli Payton

This article was last updated on: October 21st 2022

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Eli Payton looking into his webcam on September 2nd of 2020.

"What was this server built on? Corruption and bullying. It's perfect."

- Eli Payton discussing the merit of a Willemstan Salt Mine, 07/24/2020.


Eli Payton is an Original Member of Willemstan, and served as the 2nd and 5th Dictator of Willemstan. He joined the Silly School for Cosmic Children sometime between March 2nd of 2018 and April 16th of 2018. Eli created the Willemstan Discord Server, and has been consistently active in the server since it was founded, aside from a small break in 2019. Eli is well known for nominating his cat for Dictator and his opposition towards Charlie's Discord bots in 2020. Both of his Dictatorships are widely considered successful and passed longstanding legislation.

Silly School Accounts

Willemstan Discord Accounts


Main article: Leadership of Willemstan's Dictators and Presidents

Eli served as the second Dictator of Willemstan. He was in power from the Winter 2018 Election until he stepped down from power just before the upcoming Summer 2019 Election. Despite this early departure, his first Dictatorship was well recieved because he passed a lot of popular legislation.

Eli served as the fifth Dictator of Willemstan, and was in power from the June 2020 Coup until the Winter 2020 Election. He and his administration rebuilt and improved Willemstan through a variety of reforms, most notably a completely new government document. This Dictatorship was the first to recive a 100% approval rating by the Willemstan public, and one of the only two to do so.

Political Record

Eli was a candidate for the Winter 2018 Election, in which he won by one vote.

After taking a long break from Willemstan politics, Eli took control of the server by force around the time of the failed Summer 2020 Election.

Eli was a candidate for the Summer 2021 Election. He came in second place with 27 points.

Eli is currently banned from running for Dictator under current New Articles of Willemstan legislation.

Voting Record

In the Winter 2018 Election, Eli voted for Joey Badra. In the tiebreaker poll for that election, he voted for himself. For the Summer 2019 Election, Eli voted for Annie Payton, which was a vote for himself. The MSA was also recruited that election to get Annie Payton elected. For the Winter 2019 Election, Eli voted for Joey Badra because "he's my boy". In the Winter 2020 Election, Eli once again voted for Joey Badra. In the Summer 2021 Election, Eli voted for Andrew M, Devin A, and Josue. For the Winter 2021 Election, Eli voted for Joey, Izzy & Alexandra, and Kendal. For the Summer 2022 Election, Eli voted for Izzy, Andrew, and Collin.

Move to Discord

Main article: Move to Discord

Eli proposed the vote to Move to Discord less than a month after the Willemstan Discord Server was created. He took a neutral stance in the vote, but was clearly in favor of the move.

Nomination of Annie Payton

During the Summer 2019 Election, Eli Payton dropped out of the race and appointed David G. as his replacement. However, after that he decided to replace his replacement and appointed his cat Annie Payton instead. While the cat only served on term, it had a substantial impact on Willemstan.

Willemstan Wiki

Eli wrote the original Move to Discord article for the Willemstan Wiki. While he has not directly contributed since then, he is more than happy to supply information and do interviews for the wiki.

June 2020 Coup

Main article: June 2020 Coup Against the Willemstan Government

Eli was one of the two coup members who overthrew the existing Willemstan government in June of 2020. This was accomplished when Malcolm used the Dictator's Discord token to transfer ownership of the server directly to Eli.

Willemstan Civil War

Main article: Willemstan Civil War

Eli lead Willemstan and the Willemstan Reactonaries to victory during the Willemstan Civil War, crushing the Willemstan Nationalists, loyalists of the administration disposed of during the coup. This cemented his position as the Fifth Dictator of Willemstan. Eli did not punish any of the reactionaries for their actions.

Willemstan Reactionaries Political Party

Main article: Political Parties of Willemstan

Several months after the events of the Civil War, the Winter 2020 Election began. A couple members of his administration formed a new political party known simply as "Willemstan Reactionaries" that was dedicated to upholding the ideals established during Eli's Second Dictatorship. This party was defeated during that election and has not resurfaced since.

Willemstan Documentary

Main article: Five Years of Willemstan

Eli Payton was one of the Willemstan members interviewed for the Willemstan documentary.

Eli Payton disturbingly close to his webcam on September 2nd of 2020.