If Travers had gone back in time to 3012 and just tried to live his life without interfering with the election he would have simply been doomed as usual after he was born.
Thinking about this, it occurs to me that with the way the time code works, it would have been his younger self who was the duplicate, and would be subjected to the "doom field". Example:
Nudar went back to "yesterday" whilst testing the time code. The Nudar who went back
survived. The "original
" Nudar was smooshed by the Smell-O-Scope.
The Travers who went back in time would survive, the "original" Travers would have been doomed. The paradox is "corrected" but results in another paradox
. I'm thinking that the entire "paradox correction" function is slightly buggy.