America at the Polls: Kennedy to Bush: a Handbook of American Presidential Election Statistics (Revised edition)

America at the Polls: Kennedy to Bush: a Handbook of American Presidential Election Statistics (Revised edition)

By: Richard M. Scammon (author), Alice V. McGillivray (author), Rhodes Cook (author)Hardback

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Newly updated to include the 2004 presidential election, "America at the Polls" remains the definitive source for authoritative reporting on the most closely watched of all U.S. voting contests. Arranged in a cumulative format, "America at the Polls" tells the story of U.S. presidential elections through extensive, informative, and well-organized statistics gathered from hundreds of official sources. Each volume begins with a set of historical tables and lists summarizing the state-by-state popular vote, the Electoral College vote, and minority candidates for each election. Following this are chapters for each state that include: summary tables of the state popular vote and state electoral vote for president from 1920-2004; current state map with county boundaries; tables of state county popular vote for each election from 2004 back to 1960, including plurality and percentage of vote calculations; information on sizable votes for third party candidates; election notes with additional information on other candidates and parties; and, presidential primaries data and chronologies conclude the volume.

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About Author

Alice V. McGillivray was a longtime associate at the Elections Research Center and a coauthor of the America at the Polls series in the 1980s and later until her death in 1995. Richard M. Scammon, who died in April 2001, was widely considered America's most prominent elections expert during a long career as a government official, adviser to presidents, and analyst of voting trends and developments. He served in the State Department, as Census Bureau director under President John F. Kennedy, as chairman of the Presidential Commission on Regulation and Voting Participation in 1963 and 1964, and as an international election observer. He established the Elections Research Center in Washington, D.C., for voting analysis and publication of the America Votes series. Rhodes Cook is a veteran Washington political analyst and writer, covering presidential and congressional elections as well as voting trends in general. For more than two decades, he was a political reporter on CQ's Weekly magazine. He currently hosts the political website, publishes a bimonthly political newsletter, and since 1996 has been the author of "America Votes" and a series on U.S. primary elections.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/12/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781568029771
  • Format: Hardback
  • Year: 1960-2004
  • Number Of Pages: 1184
  • ID: 9781568029771
  • weight: 2885
  • ISBN10: 1568029772
  • edition: Revised edition

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