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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Contingent Election of the President and Vice President by Congress: Perspectives and Contemporary Analysis

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,History,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40504.pdf

Describes what would happen (and what has happened twice in the past) if no presidential candidate won a majority of the electoral votes and the role of the House and Senate in such cases. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

We are Americans First

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/11/09/president-obama-speaks-results-election

Remarks of President Obama on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.  From the White House

 

U.S. Election Assistance Commission Glossary of Terms Database

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Literacy/Reading

https://www.eac.gov/glossary/default.aspx

Nearly 2,000 terms and phrases used in the administration of U.S. elections.  Features translations into various other languages potentially spoken in the U.S.  From the U.S. Election Assistance Commission

 

Electorate Profiles: Selected Characteristics of the Citizens, 18 and Older Population

Categories: Education-Higher,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/electorate-profiles-2016.html

A set of statistical tables showing estimates of the voting age population broken down by demographic characteristics, including age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, household income, college education and poverty status,  for each state and congressional district.  From the Census Bureau

 

Legal Processes for Contesting the Results of a Presidential Election

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44659.pdf

Discusses the nature of U.S. presidential elections, the kinds of complaints that might be raised about voting fraud or misconduct by election officials, and the legal recourses available to complainants. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Conflicts of Interest and the Presidency

Categories: Business/Economics,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/conflicts.pdf

Brief study on whether there are legal requirements that a U.S. president relinquish his/her control of business interests while serving in the office.  Includes a history of presidential practices and a paragraph on issues in the 2016 election.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Presidential Elections: Vacancies in Major-Party Candidacies and the Position of President-Elect

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44648.pdf

Considers what would happen if a candidate for president or vice-president were to die or leave the ticket between the national convention and the election or between the election and inauguration day.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Vote.gov

Categories: Elections/Campaigns

https://vote.gov/?1

Select the state and then follow directions to register.  From USA.gov

 

 

 

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