The voting wars : from Florida 2000 to the next election meltdown /

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Author / Creator:Hasen, Richard L.
Imprint:New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012.
Description:xiv, 239 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Election law -- United States.
Elections -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Contested elections -- United States.
Contested elections.
Election law.
Elections -- Corrupt practices.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8870834
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ISBN:9780300182033 (clothbound : alk. paper)
0300182031 (clothbound : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-234) and index.
Summary:"In 2000, just a few hundred votes in the state of Florida separated Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush from his Democratic opponent, Al Gore. The outcome of the election rested on Florida's 25 electoral votes, and legal wrangling continued for 36 days. Then, abruptly, one of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions in U.S. history, Bush v. Gore, cut short the battle. Since then we have witnessed a partisan war over election rules. Election litigation has skyrocketed, and election time brings out inevitable accusations by political partisans of voter fraud and voter suppression. Richard L. Hasen, a respected authority on election law, chronicles and analyzes the battles over election rules from 2000 to the present from a nonpartisan standpoint. He explains why future election disputes will be worse than previous ones--more acrimonious, more distorted by unsubstantiated allegations, and amplified by social media"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents:
  • All I really need to know I learned in Florida
  • The fraudulent fraud squad
  • ┬íno votes!
  • Who counts?
  • Margin of litigation
  • Deus ex machina
  • Tweeting the next meltdown.