NEW TO THIS EDITION: • Provides an overview of Donald Trump’s campaign to help students understand the context and factors that led to him winning the election. • Thorough analysis of the role that media and money played in the elections provides a framework for understanding election results. •Provides insights into Congressional elections, their outcomes, and impact. KEY FEATURES: • On an incredibly fast production cycle, this volume publishes just 5 months after the election, bringing needed insight and analysis of the 2016 elections. • Tables, figures, and maps effectively display data and data analysis.

Voting Behavior: Continuity and Confusion in the Electorate

Voting Behavior: Continuity and Confusion in the Electorate

4 Voting behavior: Continuity and confusion in the electorate
Nicole E. Mellow

On August 6, 2015, Fox News hosted the first Republican presidential primary debate of the 2016 election season in Cleveland, Ohio. The ten leading candidates stood on the stage. Among them was Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and reality television star. Lacking political experience and polish, he was not taken seriously by any mainstream institution, including the establishment of his own (nominal) party. Yet sixteen months later when electors met to cast their ballots, he was elected to the presidency, winning 304 electoral votes to his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton’s 227, marking the first time in the nation’s history that a candidate with no record ...

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