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Find authoritative reference narratives and documents on elections, parties, voter behavior, and campaigns. Extract election results by meaningful characteristics: candidate, office, locality, and race type over time. Includes current and historical congressional district maps, historical election results, raw election data and analysis (both national and state), election trends and voter demographics.
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American Presidential Campaigns and Elections by William Gerald Shade (Editor); Rob Campbell (Editor); Ballard C. Campbell (Editor); Craig R. Coenen (Editor)Presidential campaigns and elections provide the drama and substance of America's democratic process. As democracy in action, they punctuate our nation's history in precise intervals, capturing the issues, the ideas, and the mood of the nation every four years. This fully illustrated reference is packed with facts and information on every campaign from the election of 1788-89 through the hotly contested election of 2000. Each entry traces in detail the background and results of the election, provides biographical information on every presidential and vice-presidential candidate, and offers state-by-state tallies of every election. The set also features hundreds of rarely seen documents associated with the campaigns.
This work includes official, state-certified election returns by county and by district for the House, Senate and gubernatorial elections for the 2011-2012 election cycle, including key data on the 2012 midterm elections.
Elections A to Z by Bob Benenson (Editor)Elections A to Z explains how campaigns and elections, the hallmark of any democracy, are conducted in the United States. The new third edition has been redesigned and updated with new entries covering the vital current elections topics that readers want to know about.''''Entries range from short definitions of terms like ôfront-runnerö to in-depth essays exploring vital aspects of campaigns and elections, such as the right to vote, turnout trends, and the history, evolution, and current state of House, Senate, presidential, and some state-level elections.''''Readers will find essential information on:'''' Stages in the campaign process and the general election '' The roles of political consultants, the media, and political parties '' Debates and issues such as term limits, majority-minority districts, and campaign finance'' Amendments, legislation, and court cases that have shaped electoral, campaign, and voting matters '' Voter turnout and voting rights in the United States '' Important terms and concepts like ôabsolute majorityö and ôdark horseö'' Highlights of presidential elections throughout U.S. history.
Call Number: R328.73 C748 Reference, Level 4
Publication Date: 2007-09-17
Guide to U. S. Elections by CQ EditorsThis guide is a comprehensive compilation of information about America's electoral process available to library patrons from scholars to high school students. This updated edition chronicles the details of the landmark 2000 elections.
Tracks over 37,000 candidates with biographies, campaign finance, issues, records, and special interest evaluations. Also tracks congressional legislation and provides access information to state government, ballot measures, voter registration information and more. Includes an interactive index by zip code and candidate name for local candidates.