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United States presidential primary elections, 1968-1996 : a handbook of election statistics
Cook, Rhodes, 1948-
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
viii, 827 pages : maps ; 29 cm
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JK522 .C66 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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This is a record of voting data in easy-to-use format. From the compilation of data organized by county and state emerges a picture of voting behaviour and political trends. The material also sheds light on voting habits of different parties and regions.

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Booklist Review

A collection of presidential primary election results broken down by state, year, political party, county, and candidate.

Choice Review

Cook intends to present the official, county-by-county results for all contested Democratic and Republican presidential primary elections, 1968-96. Such detailed results have been published for specific years in the past, but this work is the first of its type covering a greater time span. The excellent introduction describes the evolution of the nominating process and includes maps and tables that provide insights into the primary process and voter behavior. Brief essays precede each state section, highlighting the recent history of the nominating process. Democratic and Republican primary returns are given, as well as the vote share for all candidates who received at least ten percent of their party's primary vote. Year-by-year primary returns by county are presented for major cities and towns in more than 420 tables for 45 states; only Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Utah, and Wyoming did not hold at least one primary during this period. The care with which this work was compiled is evident in the presentation of "certified" versus "published" total votes. Highly recommended for both academic and public libraries. L. Kong; California State University, San Bernardino