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U.S. Elections

Internet Sites

Common Cause
Common Cause is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen's lobbying organization promoting open, honest and accountable government.
Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
The "Election Results" link of this site has detailed national results for the major and minor candidates for President in the general (November) elections from 1789 to the present, as well as results by state for the Presidential elections from 1824 to the present. You can also search presidential elections by individual year to find candidates, parties, popular and electoral vote totals, and voter turnout.
Federal Election Commission
This site has extensive data on campaign financing in the latest presidential and Congressional elections. Data include total amounts raised, top contributors, and contributions by industry and geography. There is a searchable database.
Vote411, a election information website provided by the League of Women Voters, includes access to voters' guides throughout the United States, information on campaign topics, and an option to print or email your own personalized ballot before going to the election booth.


Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections

Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections 
2 Vols.

This two-volume set has statistical and textual information on U.S. presidential, Congressional, and gubernatorial elections from 1789 - 2010. A series of essays, tables, figures, and boxes provide context and perspective for the statistical information. This is the standard reference source for American elections.
Call Number: XJK1967.C662Q
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