Popular Myths About Popular Vote-Electoral College Splits

@article{Gaines2001PopularMA,
  title={Popular Myths About Popular Vote-Electoral College Splits},
  author={Brian J. Gaines},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  year={2001},
  volume={34},
  pages={71 - 75}
}
  • Brian J. Gaines
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Political Science
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
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