The CQ Press Guide to U.S. Elections, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive, two-volume reference providing information on the U.S. electoral process, in-depth analysis on specific political eras and issues, and everything in between. Thoroughly revised and infused with new data, analysis, and discussion of issues relating to elections through 2015, the Guide will include chapters on: Analysis of the campaigns for presidency, from the primaries through the general election Data on the candidates, winners/losers, and election returns Details on congressional and gubernatorial contests from the primaries through the general elections supplemented with vast historical data Coverage of campaign finance, as well as reapportionment and redistricting Key Features include: Tables, boxes and figures interspersed throughout each chapter Data on campaigns, election methods, and results Complete lists of House and Senate leaders Links to election-related websites A guide to party abbreviations This reference will be available in time for readers to gain an understanding of various aspects of elections as we enter the 2016 presidential campaign season.

Electoral Votes for President, 1789–2012

Electoral Votes for President, 1789–2012

Electoral votes for president, 1789–2012

Electoral maps and vote charts for all presidential elections from 1789 to 2012 are presented in this chapter. The sources for electoral votes cast for presidential candidates are the Senate Manual (Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997), CQ Weekly Report, and Rhodes Cook’s America Votes.

Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution gives each state a number of electors equal to the number of senators and ...

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