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The Perfect Tie: The True Story of the 2000 Presidential Election

by Andrew E. Busch and James W. Ceaser

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

283, January

Paperback, 1595

ISBN: 0742508366

In "The Perfect Tie: The True Story of the 2000 Presidential Election", James Ceaser and Andrew Busch continue their study of national elections and their broader implications for American politics and society. With groundbreaking research of electoral politics and penetrating discussions of divided government, independent candidates, party platforms, realignment theory, the electoral college, and campaign strategies, Ceaser and Busch attempt to make sense of the 2000 presidential election.

By separating myth from fact in presidential contests and by emphasizing the significance of frequently overlooked issues, such as foreign policy, this book is essential reading for courses in American Government, Campaigns and Elections, and Presidential Politics, as well as for any American interested in the real and lasting importance of the 2000 elections.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Election Eve, 2000

1. The Politics of the Perfect Tie

2. The Invisible Primary: The Marathon Begins

3. The Party Nominations: The Three-Way Race

4. The Interregnum: The Four Faces of Al Gore

5. The Final Election Campaign: Roller Coaster

6. The Postelection Campaign: Bush v. Gore

7. Congressional and State Elections

8. Electoral Reform

Appendix: The 2000 Election Vote

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