Elections: Voting Systems

Don DeBats

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    The 2000 presidential election brought American ballot laws sharply to national and international attention. The vote in Florida, the outcome of which would determine the next president of the United States, revealed as never before the vulnerabilities associated with the vagaries of U.S. ballot design and the inadequacy of vote-counting technology. These twin deficiencies, products of the Constitution's highly decentralized authority over voting and the conduct of elections, converged in the 2000 presidential contest to cast doubt upon the legitimacy of the entire American electoral process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History
    EditorsDonald T. Critchlow, Philip R. VanderMeer, Paul Boyer
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9780199980918, 0199980918
    ISBN (Print)9780199754618, 0199754616
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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