CRS – Contemporary Developments in Presidential Elections

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 24, 2012

Contemporary Developments in Presidential Elections. Kevin J. Coleman, Analyst in Elections, R. Sam Garrett, Specialist in American National Government, Thomas H. Neale, Specialist American National Government. October 18, 2012

  • “This report considers contemporary developments in presidential elections. It emphasizes three topics chosen for their recurring importance and notable recent developments: (1) nominating procedures; (2) campaign finance; and (3) the electoral college. The report highlights significant developments in these areas, particularly for the 2008 and 2012 elections. It also provides background information about the presidential election process in general. Other CRS products cited throughout this report provide additional information about the topics introduced here.”
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