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Politica e storia degli Stati Uniti

Electoral process

The Tribulations of an Old Democracy

While concerns about the integrity of the electoral process in the coming election, particularly in key battleground states such as Ohio and Colorado, are widespread, I post here an article I wrote after the (fateful) presidential contest of 2000. It was published in the September 2001 issue of the  Journal of American History (a very fateful month), with this cartoon from the Italian newspaper, il manifesto. The Tribulations of an Old Democracy I think, after […]

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The vanishing ballot box: early voting and its meaning

In the 2008 presidential election, more Americans than ever voted prior to election day. An estimated 30% of the nation’s voters (almost 40 million) cast their ballots at early-voting polling places or by mail. The numbers are growing, up from 20% in 2004 – and from 7% in 1992. Data are especially impressive in the South, the Southwest and the West Coast. In Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, […]

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