Judgement Day: The American Electoral System Revisited
Politique Américaine, No. 2, Fall 2005
10 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2006
The reelection of George W. Bush in 2004 shows that the 2000 presidential election debacle seems now quite distant. However, many unsolved problems remain this second time around, and it is doubtful that the elections of 2008 will dissipate a number of pending and troubling complex legal issues that need to be better dealt with. Although neither states legislatures nor the federal Congress admit to the urgency of electoral reform as the key to better democracy, it is a conclusion that most commentators seem to be drawing from the experience of 2000 and 2004.
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Keywords: US Electoral system, elections, presidency
JEL Classification: K00
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