Us Campaign 2000: Of Pregnant Chads, Butterfly Ballots and Partisan Vitriol

27 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2001

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Pippa Norris

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); University of Sydney

Date Written: November 2000

Abstract

The extraordinary outcome of the 2000 US Presidential election has generated serious concerns that promise to have long-term consequences for the political process. To understand this remarkable phenomenon, Part I first summarizes the underlying conditions leading up to the election, then Part II examines trends in candidate campaigns, media coverage and public attention during the worthy but dull year-long campaign running from the snows of Iowa to the sunshine state at Thanksgiving. Finally Part III reflects on the possible consequences that may arise from the blockbuster outcome, which proved anything but dull.

Suggested Citation

Norris, Pippa, Us Campaign 2000: Of Pregnant Chads, Butterfly Ballots and Partisan Vitriol (November 2000). KSG Working Paper No. 00-017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=257381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.257381

Pippa Norris (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

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University of Sydney ( email )

University of Sydney
Sydney, NC NSW 2006
Australia

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