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The runner-up presidency : the elections that defied America's popular will (and how our democracy remains in danger)
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America's Strangest Presidential Elections-including the ones that defied the people's will-and the real threat that we'll send more runner-up presidents to the White House Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Electoral Votes: A Risky Game of Dicep. v
Chapter 1What Were the Founders Thinking? The Electoral System's Oddities, Origins, and Benefitsp. 1
Chapter 2Florida, Bush v. Gore, and the 2000 Electionp. 19
Chapter 3The Loser Wins: Rutherford B. Hayes (1876)p. 31
Chapter 4The Loser Wins Again: Benjamin Harrison (1888)p. 47
Chapter 5The House Decides: Jefferson vs. Burr (1800)p. 63
Chapter 6The House Decides Again: John Quincy Adams vs. Andrew Jackson (1824)p. 79
Chapter 71968: A Close Call with George Wallacep. 95
Chapter 8Direct Elections and Other Flawed Proposals to Fix Our Systemp. 117
Chapter 9How Barack Obama Nearly Became a Runner-Up President: The Search for a More Perfect Electoral Systemp. 139
Chapter 10Two Small Repairs: Winner-Takes-Most (Not All) and a Better Way to Deal with Deadlocksp. 151
Appendix AThree Possible Constitutional Amendmentsp. 169
Appendix BWinner-Takes-Most's Roughly Equal Sacrifices from State to Statep. 177
Appendix CPast Elections under the Winner-Takes-Most Reformp. 183
Acknowledgmentsp. 199
Selected Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 208
About the Authorp. 216
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