xii, 479 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780190235277 (hardcover) 0190235276 (hardcover) 9780190235284 (electronic book)
"The 2000 presidential election, with its problems in Florida, was not the first major vote-counting controversy in the nation's history--nor the last. Ballot Battles traces the evolution of America's experience with these disputes, from 1776 to now, explaining why they have proved persistently troublesome and offering an institutional solution"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Prologue: The Missing Institution of Impartiality Introduction: Understanding the Past for the Sake of the Future Uncertain Vote-Counting in the Founding Era The Novelty of Chief Executive Elections The Entrenchment of Two-Party Competition Counting Votes at Times of Crisis Hayes v. Tilden: To the Edge of the Constitutional Cliff The Gilded Age: An Era of Hypercompetitive Elections The Progressive Era: Missed Opportunities at a Time of Reform America in the Middle of its Century: A Tarnished Ideal The Sixties and Their Legacy: The Rise of Democratic Expectations The Eighties and Nineties: Reemergence of Intensified Partisanship Florida 2000: Avoiding a Return to the Constitutional Brink After Bush v. Gore: Reinvigorated Demand for Electoral Fairness Conclusion: The Enduring Quest for a Fair Count.
KF4921 .F65 2016
New York, NY : Oxford University Press,