So, through a bit of luck, predatory big powers, thirst for conquest, and murdering my way down a family tree, I find myself 3rd in line to the throne of a Kingdom with an elective monarchy.
I have one duchy in the de jure kingdom, which allowed me to vote for a successor, and I voted for myself. This left me about 4th in line, so I began throwing people off castles, apparently.
The original strategy was to get myself elected king - either by murdering everyone else in the way, or getting another duchy (which I'm close to) and rising to power that way.
However, it occurs to me that pretenders to the throne can start a succession war once the king dies. (Until like 5 years after) Does any one know if this works for an elective monarchy? Also, any tips or alternative suggestions?