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Election Blues 2000

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this afterword, the author discusses the events surrounding the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, in which George W. Bush became President based on a Supreme Court ruling that gave him the majority ... 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


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


Introduction

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/9780190939427.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines common arguments surrounding the Electoral College. Many of these arguments were present with the 2016 presidential election. The election marked the sixth time the popular vote ... More


Conclusion

George C. Edwards III

in Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Third Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243888
eISBN:
9780300249651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243888.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter summarizes the findings of the previous chapters and concludes that electoral colleges violate political equality. It argues that the electoral college system is obsolete. The United ... 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


Is Reform of America's Electoral System Possible?

Thomas E. Mann (ed.)

in Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108569
eISBN:
9780300133189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108569.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter argues that the American electoral system is broken and in need of fixing even after the implementation of congressionally mandated reforms following the 2000 presidential election. In ... 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


At War With The Texas Regulars, 1944–1946

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

in Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During 1944, an anti-New Deal group of wealthy men known as the Texas Regulars attempted to seize control of the Texas Democratic Party in order to deny President Roosevelt Texas's electoral college ... More


The Origins of the Electoral College

George C. Edwards III

in Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Third Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243888
eISBN:
9780300249651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243888.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the origins of the electoral college. The Constitution's framers chose a unique and complex method of selecting the president—one that clearly violates fundamental tenets of ... More


Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Third Edition

George C. Edwards

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243888
eISBN:
9780300249651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243888.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This is the third edition of the definitive book on the unique system by which Americans choose a presidents, and why that system should be changed. It is a critique of the U.S. electoral college and ... More


Representation and the Electoral College

Robert M. Alexander

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190939427
eISBN:
9780190939465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939427.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This book evaluates the Electoral College as it relates to relevant theories of representation. The purpose of the study is to help readers understand the ways in which the institution does or does ... More


Raising Questions

George C. Edwards III

in Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Third Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243888
eISBN:
9780300249651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243888.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the function of the electoral college during the controversial 2016 presidential elections. It argues that the electoral college did not work at all as its defenders said it ... More


Presidentialism (and Gubernatorialism)

Sanford Levinson

in Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890750
eISBN:
9780190260088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890750.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the United States's presidential form of government at the national level and the gubernatorial form at the state level. It first describes the defining features of ... 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


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


Separate Electorates

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0030
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter considers Gokhale’s proposal for separate electorates. This approach coincided with that of the sub-committee of the viceroy’s Executive Council (the Arundel Committee) on the advice of ... 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


The General Election Campaign, July 28–September 25

Edmund F. Kallina

in Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034850
eISBN:
9780813038599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034850.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Kennedy–Nixon contest fell into three phases. The first ran from the end of the Republican convention to the eve of the first presidential debate, July 28–September 25. The second encompassed the ... More


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