After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College / Edition 3

After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College / Edition 3

by John Fortier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0844742023

ISBN-13: 9780844742021

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Aei Press

The extraordinary presidential election contest in 2000 raised new issues about the electoral process. In the third edition of After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College, leading constitutional, political, and legal scholars use examples from that controversial election and other disputed elections to explain how the electoral college works. The

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The extraordinary presidential election contest in 2000 raised new issues about the electoral process. In the third edition of After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College, leading constitutional, political, and legal scholars use examples from that controversial election and other disputed elections to explain how the electoral college works. The new edition of this popular guide provides a short history of contested elections, including a fresh essay on the 2000 election. It features all-new essays arguing for and against the electoral college, as well as appendixes that are updated and expanded to include electoral college and popular vote totals from past presidential elections. An added section concentrates on the period between Election Day in November and the casting of votes by electors in December. After the People Vote is the only book of its kind that is keyed to the specific dates between Election Day and the inauguration, which allows the reader to focus on the key procedural issues at each juncture of the election.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844742021
Publisher:
Aei Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Timeline for the elections of 2004 and 2008
Pt. IHow the electoral college works1
1How are electors appointed?3
2For whom do electors vote?9
3How are the electoral votes counted?13
4What if no one has a majority?17
5What if no one has been chosen by inauguration day?20
6What if a major party candidate dies or resigns?23
Pt. IIThe history of disputed elections27
7Three disputed elections : 1800, 1824, 187629
8The 2000 election37
Pt. IIIArguments for and against the electoral college49
9Let's hear it for the electoral college51
10Why old and new arguments for the electoral college are not compelling55
11Excerpts from "The electoral college and the American idea of democracy"66
App. AProvisions in the Constitution for presidential selection71
App. BStatutory provisions for presidential selection74
App. CNomination and binding of presidential electors83
App. D1825 precedents85
App. EParty rules88
App. FAllocation of electoral votes among the states for 2004 and 200889
App. GFaithless electors90
App. HElectoral college and popular vote outcomes of all elections91

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