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USA Elections in Brief

04 January 2012

This revised 2012 edition sketches the way primary and general elections work, not only the role of political parties, but also the nuts and bolts of voting machines and poll workers, opinion polls and campaign finance.


The Role of Political Parties

Presidential Nominations

Congressional Elections

Polls and Pundits

Financing Campaigns

U.S. Elections Procedures

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