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The Race to 270: The Electoral College and the Campaign Strategies of 2000 and 2004

Daron R. Shaw

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226751337
eISBN:
9780226751368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226751368.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Electoral College has played an important role in presidential politics since America's founding, but surprisingly little information exists about precisely how it affects campaign strategy. This ... More


Losing and Support for Institutional Change

Christopher J. Anderson, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan, and Ola Listhaug

in Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276387
eISBN:
9780191602719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276382.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Examines the question of whether electoral losers will try to change the rules of the game or will stop participating in politics altogether. Expectations of future loss are likely to have an ... More


Unequal Voting: The US Senate and Electoral College

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter assesses how the inequalities in voting power involved in the US Senate and in the Electoral College used to elect the president violate the requirements of political equality. The ... More


Theories of Representation

Robert M. Alexander

in Representation and the Electoral College

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190939427
eISBN:
9780190939465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939427.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter details applicable theories of representation relative to the Electoral College. It examines how representation has been operationalized over time, paying specific attention to Hannah ... More


Democratic Equality

James Lindley Wilson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Democracy establishes relationships of political equality, ones in which citizens equally share authority over what they do together and respect one another as equals. But in today's divided public ... More


Has the vice presidential home state advantage ever decided an election?

Christopher J. Devine and Kyle C. Kopko

in The VP Advantage: How running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993375
eISBN:
9781526109934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993375.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews the historical record to determine whether such a decisive home state advantage has ever happened, and concludes that it has not. Even so, it is possible that a decisive ... More


Altered States: Changing Populations, Changing Parties, and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape

Thomas M. Holbrook

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190269128
eISBN:
9780190632809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269128.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This book looks at change in party fortunes in presidential elections since 1972, documenting the magnitude, direction, and consequences of changes in party support in the states. It finds that the ... More


Demographic and Political Change

Thomas M. Holbrook

in Altered States: Changing Populations, Changing Parties, and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190269128
eISBN:
9780190632809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269128.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter summarizes key findings and presents some final thoughts. This book examines two related propositions. The first is that there has been a shift in power over time that has resulted in ... More


Selecting the President

David Brian Robertson

in The Original Compromise: What the Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199796298
eISBN:
9780199979707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796298.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Executive power created serious challenges for the delegates' republican ideals. Scheming political opportunists in the Congress could overwhelm a weak president; but an executive with too much power ... More


The VP Advantage: How running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections

Christopher J. Devine and Kyle C. Kopko

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993375
eISBN:
9781526109934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993375.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The perception of a vice presidential home state advantage (HSA) – i.e., the running mate’s ability to “deliver” a home state in a presidential election – is engrained in American politics. Even ... More


How the South Has Changed and Its Impact on National Politics

Charles S. Bullock, Susan A. MacManus, Jeremy D. Mayer, and Mark J. Rozell

in The South and the Transformation of U.S. Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190065911
eISBN:
9780190065959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065911.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes the changing landscape of Southern politics over the past half century and provides the framework for the rest of the volume. In so doing it showcases the crucial differences ... More


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