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Congressional Elections: Campaigning at Home and in Washington
Praised for combining solid empirical research with real-world politics, Paul Herrnson provides a thorough and balanced assessment of congressional campaigns and elections. Arguing that successfulExpand
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Scantegrity II Municipal Election at Takoma Park: The First E2E Binding Governmental Election with Ballot Privacy
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On November 3, 2009, voters in Takoma Park, Maryland, cast ballots for the mayor and city council members using the Scantegrity II voting system--the first time any end-to-end (E2E) voting system with ballot privacy has been used in a binding governmental election. Expand
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Electronic voting system usability issues
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We survey issues relating to usability of electronic voting systems and reports on a series of studies, including one with 415 voters using new systems that the State of Maryland purchased. Expand
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Limousine Liberals and Corporate Conservatives: The Financial Constituencies of the Democratic and Republican Parties*
This study examines the backgrounds, political attitudes, issue preferences, and political participation of congressional donors who contribute $200 or more to congressional campaigns. Copyright (c)Expand
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Voting Technology: The Not-So-Simple Act of Casting a Ballot
Voting difficulties hung over America's presidential election in 2000 like a dark cloud. Hanging chads, a butterfly ballot, and the Supreme Court remain the most vivid memories of that politicalExpand
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Campaign Politics and the Digital Divide
The Internet has created a digital and a political divide. Just as the elderly, those less well educated, and some minorities are less likely to use the Internet than other Americans, candidates forExpand
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Party campaigning in the 1980s
Introduction 1. Two Traditional Conceptions of Parties as Campaigners 2. Institutionalized National Parties 3. Party Campaigning from the Washington Perspective 4. Party Campaigning as Perceived byExpand
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Electronic voting eliminates hanging chads but introduces new usability challenges
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The arrival of electronic voting has generated considerable controversy, mostly about its vulnerability to fraud. Expand
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The Roles of Party Organizations, Party-Connected Committees, and Party Allies in Elections
What constitutes party campaign activity in elections? The answer to this question depends on how one defines a political party. This study defines political parties as enduring multilayeredExpand
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Do Parties Make a Difference? The Role of Party Organizations in Congressional Elections
Political scientists have expressed concern over the decline of political parties in recent years. This study provides evidence that at least one element of the political party, the partyExpand
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