For basic information on the electoral process, in-depth analysis on specific eras and issues, or anything in between, Guide to U.S. Elections satisfies the need. This renowned reference source includes in-depth historical coverage of every major aspect of federal and gubernatorial elections in the United States.
Now infused with new data, analysis, and discussion of issues relating to elections from 2001 to 2004, the Guide is as up-to-date as it is comprehensive. New material and features include: Data on the 2002 and 2004 Senate and House races, the 2004 presidential contest, 2001 to 2004 gubernatorial elections, and special elections like the 2003 California gubernatorial recall and election; Overviews of electoral climate, context, and issues affecting the 2002 and 2004 elections, including the impact of domestic policy issues such as gay marriage, foreign policy issues such as the war in Iraq, and character issues; Analyses of specific elections, such as the 2004 presidential primary season, Democratic and Republican conventions, and the general election; Discussion of the impact of technology, such as debates over computerized voting and internet fundraising; Mid-decade redistricting, including the controversial changes in Texas; Court cases and legislation about election issues; Coverage of reform efforts; Analysis of voter turnout. The new information in this fifth edition makes the Guide to U.S. Elections more essential than ever as an anchor resource for any university or public library's reference collection.
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