The CQ Press Voting and Elections Collectionprovides in-depth insight into the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships. This dynamic research and reference tool puts the power of a specially created elections database and the context of objective, informed analyses directly in the hands of students, scholars, researchers, and interested citizens.
Candidate finder and Vote counts to track a candidate’s political career and how percentage of the vote changed in the move from challenger to incumbent. Through Vote counts, researchers can view overall trends in the total Democratic and Republican vote, for example, looking at trends in a particular state over the years to understand current elections in that state or trends in the nationwide presidential vote over the years
Elections with open seats and Landslide elections and close races to study incumbency and re-election rates, open seat races, and races based on competitiveness, for example, by looking at all candidates who won between 45 to 55% of the vote or who won over 60% of the vote
Party Control, Split Districts,and Third party candidates to analyze party control and strength in the House and to understand the impact and activity of third party candidates
House seats that changed partyand Special elections to find all the changes that affect officeholders outside of the regular election cycle
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