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Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Pippa Norris, Sarah Cameron, and Thomas Wynter


The contemporary era raises a series of red flags about electoral integrity in America. Problems include plummeting public trust, exacerbated by President Trump’s claims of massive electoral fraud. Confidence in the impartiality and reliability of information from the news media has eroded. And Russian meddling has astutely exploited both these vulnerabilities, heightening fears that the 2016 contest was unfair. This book brings together a first-class group of expert academics and practitioners to analyze challenges facing contemporary elections in America. Contributors analyze evidence for a ... More

Keywords: elections, integrity, 2016 U.S. elections, electoral fraud, electoral reform, voting behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190934163
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190934163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pippa Norris, editor
Maguire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Sarah Cameron, editor
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Thomas Wynter, editor
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Electoral Integrity Project

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Part I Introduction

1 Challenges in American Elections

Pippa Norris, Sarah Cameron, and Thomas Wynter

2 Electoral laws

Richard L. Hasen

3 Voting Procedures

Kevin Pallister

Part II Challenges

5 Gerrymandering

Daniel B. Magleby, Michael D. McDonald, Jonathan Krasno, Shawn J. Donahue, and Robin E. Best

6 Voter Identification

Elizabeth Bergman, Dari Sylvester Tran, and Philip Yates

7 Fake News

Leticia Bode, Emily K. Vraga, and Kjerstin Thorson

8 Transparency

Nandi Vanka, Avery Davis-Roberts, and David Carroll

Part III Conclusions

10 America in Comparative Perspective

Chad Vickery and Heather Szilagyi

11 Lessons for the Reform Agenda

Pippa Norris, Thomas Wynter, and Sarah Cameron