Elections in America: A Reference Handbook

by
Michael C. LeMayauthor

Michael C. LeMay, PhD, is professor emeritus of political science at California State University, San Bernardino.

Elections in America: A Reference Handbook

20220831

ABC-CLIO

Pages 384
Topics Voting rights;Voter suppression;Voter fraud;State elections;Political campaigns;Partisan politics;Local elections;Government;Federal elections;Elections;Democracy;Election Laws;Election Officials;Current Events and Issues: Politics and Government

Cite this eBook

  • eBook

    9781440876509

Description
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Elections in America: A Reference Handbook

Author(s): LeMay, Michael;
Contributors: LeMay, Michael;
Abstract:

Elections in America</i> provides a thorough and objective explanation of American elections at the local, state, and national levels. It discusses laws and practices that govern elections, the history of elections and voting rights, and contemporary voting controversies.

Elections in America </i>is an all-in-one resource for understanding the many facets of elections and voting trends since the United States came into being. It explains how, when, and why the franchise expanded in fits and starts after America's founding and the various controversies over voting rights and vote counting that swirl around elections today. It reviews the major landmark court decisions that have impacted electoral politics, discusses how America's two-party system has shaped elections, and provides information on major organizations, groups, and people battling over voting rights and election laws.

In addition, this resource provides a suite of original essays from election scholars on different aspects of U.S. electoral politics, as well as a carefully curated selection of primary documents illuminating important developments in American election history. The book also contains a comprehensive annotated list of academic resources to guide the reader towards further research on topics of interest.

  • Provides clear overviews of how local, state, and federal elections work in the United States</li>

  • Includes coverage of present-day voting controversies and challenges related to voting rights, voter fraud, and election results</li>

  • Details important laws and court decisions that have expanded or reduced access to the ballot box in American history</li>

  • Presents a range of perspectives on voting issues, practices, and laws</li>

    </ul>

SortTitle: elections in america: a reference handbook
Keyword(s): Voting rights; Voter suppression; Voter fraud; State elections; Political campaigns; Partisan politics; Local elections; Government; Federal elections; Elections; Democracy; Election Laws; Election Officials; Current Events and Issues: Politics and Government
Author Info:
Michael C. LeMayauthor

Michael C. LeMay, PhD, is professor emeritus of political science at California State University, San Bernardino.

eISBN-13: 9781440876509
Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440876509.jpg
Print ISBN-13: 9781440876493
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 384
Publication Date: 20220831
Series: Contemporary World Issues