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The size of the House of Representatives, not the American people, can determine the outcome of presidential elections

Barthélémy, Fabrice and Martin, Mathieu and Piggins, Ashley (2014) The size of the House of Representatives, not the American people, can determine the outcome of presidential elections. LSE American Politics and Policy (24 Apr 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

After the 2000 presidential election, in which Al Gore won the majority of the popular vote, but not the election, there have been perennial discussions of the merit of using the Electoral College to elect the President. Fabrice Barthélémy, Mathieu Martin, and Ashley Piggins examine the so-called “referendum paradox” that resulted in the Bush victory and its effect on other presidential elections. They show that because of the Electoral College, the arbitrary size of the House of Representatives, not the voters, can determine the outcome of a presidential election.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 14:27
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 14:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58861

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