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Understanding the fundamentals of the U.S. presidential election system

Understanding the fundamentals of the U.S. presidential election system

Law of America > Law of the United States > Federal law. Common and collective state law Individual states > Constitutional law > Organs of the government > The people > Election law > General > KF4886

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Alexander S. Belenky
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Germany
  • Publication Information: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2012
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/understanding-the-fundamentals-of-the-u-s-presidential-election-system/ (Stable identifier)

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1 online resource (XVIII, 426 pages)

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Understanding the fundamentals of the U.S. presidential election system is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Responsable Person: Alexander S. Belenky.
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Copyright Date: 2012
  • Location: Berlin
  • Country/State: Germany
  • Number of Editions: 14 editions
  • First edition Date: 2012
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • Languages: English, German
  • Library of Congress Code: KF4886
  • Dewey Code: 342.7307
  • ISBN: 9783642238192 364223819X
  • OCLC: 793100201

Main Contents

The constitutional origins of the election system
Should the underlying concepts of the 1787 Great Compromise be honored?
Stubborn numbers: how much of a say does the nation have in presidential elections?
What if? Constitutional puzzles, weird outcomes, and possible stalemates in presidential elections
Winner-take-all: is it as bad as they paint it to be?
Can the National Popular Vote plan succeed?
When every voter gains and no state loses: can the “one person, one vote” and the “one state, one vote” principles coexist?
How existing election rules may affect the structure of election campaigns.

Summary Note

Discusses how the use of some election rules embedded in the US Constitution and in the Presidential Succession Act may cause skewed or weird election outcomes and election stalemates. This book argues that the act may not cover some rare though possible situations which the Twentieth Amendment authorizes Congress to address.

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Alexander S. Belenky


Berlin ; New York


Constitutional law

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