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Bush v. Gore : exposing the hidden crisis in American democracy

Author: Charles L Zelden
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2008.
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The infamous 2000 presidential election produced hanging chads, butterfly ballots, endless recounts, raucous allegations, and a constitutional crisis until a controversial Supreme Court decision allowed Bush to become president despite losing the popular vote to Gore. This book presents a history of this acrimonious affair.
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Named Person: George W Bush; Al Gore; George W Bush; Al Gore; George W Bush; Albert Gore; George W Bush
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles L Zelden
ISBN: 9780700615933 0700615938
OCLC Number: 223369982
Description: xvi, 390 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : The case that must be named --
A vote too close to call --
Enter the lawyers --
Eye of the beholder --
The battlefield of litigation --
The ticking of the clock --
Ballots before the bench --
"A Florida hurricane heading to Washington" --
Headfirst into the political thicket --
A self-inflicted wound? --
The unlearned lessons of 2000 --
Afterword : The process matters --
Appendix 1 : A timeline of events for the 2000 presidential election and postelection crisis --
Appendix 2 : A note on methodology.
Responsibility: Charles L. Zelden.
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