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Campaigns and elections : what everyone needs to know®

Author: Dennis W Johnson
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
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This book offers the most up-to-date examination of campaigns and elections, including the challenges and opportunities they present. It addresses fundamental questions about who votes in American elections, how legislative districts are reapportioned and why it matters, the realities of voter fraud, the pros and cons of reforming the Electoral College, the impact of dark money on campaigns, and the role of  Read more...
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Johnson, Dennis W., author.
Campaigns and elections
New York : Oxford University Press, 2020
(DLC) 2019009365
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis W Johnson
ISBN: 9780190935580 0190935588 9780190935573 019093557X 9780190935603 019093560X
OCLC Number: 1088669142
Description: xxii, 188 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Voting and participation --
Carving out legislative districts --
Political parties and elections --
Statewide, local, and congressional elections --
Presidential elections --
Money, mega donors, and wide open spending --
Inner workings of modern campaigns --
Direct democracy : ballot campaigns --
How campaigns have changed --
Threats to democracy.
Responsibility: Dennis W. Johnson.

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This book offers the most up-to-date examination of campaigns and elections, including the challenges and opportunities they present. It addresses fundamental questions about who votes in American elections, how legislative districts are reapportioned and why it matters, the realities of voter fraud, the pros and cons of reforming the Electoral College, the impact of dark money on campaigns, and the role of political consultants and specialists, among other topics. Given the fragility of our election process, what are the threats to a healthy American democracy? Do the candidates with the most money always win? This is not simply a book on how campaigns are run, but why campaigns and elections are integral components of American democracy and how those fundamental elements may be vulnerable to misuse.--COVER.

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