Recounts: Elections in Overtime
44 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2012 Last revised: 1 Jun 2013
Date Written: September 18, 2012
This book chapter, part of a collection on Election Law and Politics, edited by Matthew Streb and to be published by Routledge, provides an introduction to vote-counting disputes in the United States. In addition to a general overview to the history of these disputes, as well as a discussion of the dynamics of how these disputes arise in the context of contemporary law and politics, the chapter focuses on America's two major disputed presidential elections: 1876 and 2000.
Keywords: recount, contest, Bush, Gore, Hayes, Tilden, canvass
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