This informative book examines the contested election cases from the 73rd Congress to the 106th Congress, 1933 to 2000. The descriptions primarily provide information concerning the nature of the action and the disposition of the case. From the period 1933 to 2000, there have been 102 contested election cases. Many of these cases involved an allegation of fraud and other election improprieties. Of these cases, a vast majority were resolved in the favor of the contestee (typically, the candidate who was originally declared the victor). Since the Federal Contested Election Act of 1969 was enacted, most cases have been dismissed because the contestant failed to sustain the burden of proof necessary to overcome a motion to dismiss.
|Publisher:||Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.46(h) x (d)|
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