• Michael A. Genovese
  • Robert J. Spitzer


The 2000 presidential election in the United States was a cynic’s paradise and a democrat’s nightmare. With a plot seemingly taken from a baroque Graham Greene novel of colonial corruption and imperial arrogance, Election 2000 challenged many of the sacred assumptions Americans once held about the integrity of the electoral process and the legitimacy of their governmental system. Called into question were the core democratic values Americans long took for granted.


Presidential Election State Legislature State Court Equal Protection Electoral College 
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    James Ceaser and Andrew Busch, The Perfect Tie (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001), 171.Google Scholar

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© Michael A. Genovese 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Genovese
    • 1
  • Robert J. Spitzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Loyola Marymount UniversityUSA
  2. 2.SUNY CortlandUSA

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