The political fight between the Separatists and the Loyalists is putting the Galactic Republic under threat. Each side wishes to enact policies in line with their own agenda; if they enact enough, then the galaxy will be under their control. Although the Separatists are outnumbered, they also remain hidden, and none more hidden than Palpatine himself. If Palpatine is elected Supreme Chancellor after only a few Separatist policies are in effect, the Separatists will seize control immediately. The Loyalists might have to play dirty to stop this, abusing Separatist policies to perform investigations, and even to make an assassination attempt on Palpatine himself.