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Fears and Facts About Electoral Integrity

Stewart, Charles, III (2017) Fears and Facts About Electoral Integrity. Journal of Democracy, 28 (2). pp. 50-62. ISSN 1086-3214. doi:10.1353/jod.2017.0024.

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This paper puts the issues of election integrity that arose in 2016 in context. First, I identify four integrity-related themes that have arisen in American elections since the 2000 presidential election. Second, I examine what it means to assess the health of the American electoral system. Third, I provide two frameworks for assessing the health of the election system, one that takes the perspective of a typical voter, the other that focuses on the flow of information in an election. I conclude by bringing this discussion back to the specific case of 2016, providing a preliminary assessment of the health of the election process in the most recent federal election.

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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:18 May 2017 16:12
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