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Federal elections

Author: Debra A Miller
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Books Back Cover: Current controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.
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Federal elections.
Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009038629
(OCoLC)368031453
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Miller
OCLC Number: 776098470
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Are There Serious Problems With The U S Federal Elections System?: --
Chapter preface --
Yes: There are serious problems with the U S federal elections system / Tova Andrea Wang --
Problems with new electronic voting machines were manifold in the 2008 elections / Steven Rosenfeld --
Frontloading the primary system has reduced meaningful voter participation / Lonna Rae Atkeson and Cherie D Maestas --
Caucus system is undemocratic / Julia Tagliere --
No: There are no serious problems with the U S federal elections system: --
2006 Midterm elections restored voters' trust in U S voting devices / Ben Arnoldy and Ari Pinkus --
Federal election system functioned well in 2008 / The Pew Center on the States --
Voter turnout in the 2008 presidential election hit a forty-year high / Associated Press --
Can Electronic Voting Technology Be Trusted?: --
Chapter overview / Bruce Schneier --
Yes: Electronic voting technology can be trusted --
Electronic voting is better than using paper ballots / Michael Trice --
Predicted e-voting meltdown in the 2008 elections did not happen / Todd R Weiss --
No type of voting system is infallible / Bob Sullivan --
No: Electronic voting technology cannot be trusted --
Electronic voting machines invite tampering / Common Cause --
Electronic voting puts democracy in peril / David E Scheim --
California has rejected electronic voting / John Wildermuth --
Electronic voting machines are still controversial / Larry Greenemeier --
Is The U S Elections System Fair?: --
Chapter preface --
Yes: Elections system is fair / Tara Ross --
Election of Barack Obama has restored the faith of blacks in America's fairness / Ward Connerly --
Allegations of voter fraud are greatly exaggerated / Justin Levitt --
No: U S elections system is not fair / Roy T Davis --
African Americans do not trust the federal elections process / Elbert Ventura --
Poor and minority voters have historical faced efforts to suppress their votes / National Network For Election Reform --
Republicans have repeatedly used caging to challenge democratic votes / Teresa James --
How Should The U S Elections System Be Reformed?: --
Chapter preface --
State election officials should restore trust in voter registration / Christian Science Monitor --
Universal voter registration is urgently needed / Election Protection --
Presidential primary process should be reformed / Adam Graham --
Electronic voting systems can be further improved / Grant Gross --
Electoral College System should be reformed by adopting the national popular vote plan / Jamin Raskin --
National popular vote plan is a bad idea / Mathew J Franck --
United States should purse comprehensive election reform / Wendy R Weiser and Jonah Goldman --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Debra A. Miller, book editor.

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From Books Back Cover: Current controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.

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