Guide to U.S. Elections, 6th Edition (Congressional by CQ Press Editors

By CQ Press Editors

For simple info at the electoral technique, in-depth research on particular political eras and matters, and every little thing in among, consultant to U.S. Elections has no festival. This popular reference contains thorough old assurance of each significant point of federal and gubernatorial elections within the usa. Infused with new information, research, and dialogue of concerns in terms of elections from 2006 to 2008, the 6th variation of the advisor is as brand new because it is complete. the recent version covers themes at the 2008 elections and contains an research of the presidential primaries during the normal election; info at the applicants, winners/losers, and election returns; and info on congressional and gubernatorial contests with tremendous ancient info.

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In the British parliamentary elections of 1945, the Conservative government of Winston Churchill was thrown out of ODDITIES IN CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS 9 10 PART I ELECTIONS IN AMERICA President Abraham Lincoln discusses battlefield strategy with his Union generals. From the 1860s to the 1930s, the Republican Party dominated national politics. office. The following year, the Democrats lost both houses of Congress. It was also widely assumed that in 1948 the Democrats would lose the presidency as well.

The popular vote count was bitterly contested in Florida for a month following the election. Bush prevailed in Florida and in twenty-nine other states, winning 271 electoral votes; Gore carried twenty states and the District of Columbia, for 267 electoral votes. 2 percent popular vote reelection victory in 1996, Bill Clinton became only the third president in history to win two terms with less than half of the vote each time. ) The other two were Cleveland, 1884 and 1892, and Woodrow Wilson, in 1912 and 1916.

In an unusual midterm feat for a party controlling the White House, Republicans picked up seats in both the House and Senate in the 2002 contests, winning control of the Senate (which had reverted to Democratic hands in mid-2001) in the process. In 2004 Bush won reelection and his party again gained seats in both houses of Congress. That GOP hold began to crumble in the 2006 elections when Democrats recaptured both the Senate and House, although by a narrow margin in the Senate. Republicans were burdened by an unpopular war in Iraq, numerous Republican scandals in Congress, and the rapidly falling popularity of their president.

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