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Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States

Edward B. Foley
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Language
English
ISBN
9780190235277, 0190235276, 9780190235284
Summary
"The 2000 presidential election, with its problems in Florida, was not the first major vote-counting controversy in the nation's history--nor the last. Ballot Battles traces the evolution of America's experience with these disputes, from 1776 to now, explaining why they have proved persistently troublesome and offering an institutional solution"--
Contents
  • Prologue: The Missing Institution of Impartiality
  • Introduction: Understanding the Past for the Sake of the Future
  • Uncertain Vote-Counting in the Founding Era
  • The Novelty of Chief Executive Elections
  • The Entrenchment of Two-Party Competition
  • Counting Votes at Times of Crisis
  • Hayes v. Tilden: To the Edge of the Constitutional Cliff
  • The Gilded Age: An Era of Hypercompetitive Elections
  • The Progressive Era: Missed Opportunities at a Time of Reform
  • America in the Middle of its Century: A Tarnished Ideal
  • The Sixties and Their Legacy: The Rise of Democratic Expectations
  • The Eighties and Nineties: Reemergence of Intensified Partisanship
  • Florida 2000: Avoiding a Return to the Constitutional Brink
  • After Bush v. Gore: Reinvigorated Demand for Electoral Fairness
  • Conclusion: The Enduring Quest for a Fair Count.
Description
xii, 479 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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