A Short History of Presidential Election Crises
A Short History of Presidential Election Crises
(And How to Prevent the Next One)

An urgent primer on what can be done to combat emerging threats to the core of U.S. Democracy––presidential elections.

"Hirsch does a very good job of offering historical context to illuminate the present—and the terrifying future. His imaginative proposals are probably too sensible to be implemented in an age of parochial partisanship."—David Shipler, former reporter for the New York Times and Pulitzer Prize winner

In 2000, we learned that an exceptionally close presidential election can produce chaos, because we have no reliable Constitutional mechanism for resolving disputes. Since 2016, we have learned that foreign countries—and perhaps other malevolent actors—have been covertly attacking U.S. election systems. In the age of hacking, our elections are more vulnerable than ever, and yet we have failed to adequately prepare for all possible scenarios. It is time for us to think about how we can prevent and/or deal with disaster before it strikes.

In A Short History, Constitutional scholar Alan Hirsch addresses these issues with urgency and precision. He presents a concise history of presidential elections that resulted in crises and advocates clear, common-sense solutions, including abolishing the Electoral College and the creation of a permanent, non-partisan Presidential Election Review Board to prevent or remedy future crises.

Title A Short History of Presidential Election Crises
Subtitle (And How to Prevent the Next One)
Author Alan Hirsch
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading HIS000000 HISTORY
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Title First Published 07 April 2020
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 200 p.
ISBN-10 087286829X
ISBN-13 9780872868298
Publication Date 07 April 2020
Main content page count 200
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.95

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