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Introduction

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine voter turnout in every U.S. presidential election from 1972 through 2008 in order to address four questions regarding the ... More


Arguments for Change: Partisan Interests and Expectations about Process

Shaun Bowler and Todd Donovan

in The Limits of Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695409
eISBN:
9780191751486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695409.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the public arguments found in dozens of referendum campaigns where voters were asked to make decisions on electoral reform matters. These arguments of reform advocates –at times ... More


The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Tova Andrea Wang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the history of how U.S. election reforms have been manipulated for partisan advantage and establishes a new framework for analyzing current laws and policies. The book finds that ... More


The Voter Inclusion Principle

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the development of the voter inclusion principle. Election law should be used to encourage and boost voter participation, not make it unnecessarily difficult, or serve as a ... More


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