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Published: 04 January 2016

494 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190235277

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Ballot Battles

The History of Disputed Elections in the United States

Edward Foley

  • The first-and the definitive-history of election controversies in the United States
  • Filled with engaging stories of tight elections, from the 1790s to Al Franken's victory in 2009
  • Explains why elections-especially those with high stakes-have and will continue to be fraught with controversy
  • Offers an explanation for how the structure of the American political system came to be and how that structure contributes to problematical electoral processes