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Elections 2004


This guide lists just some of the many resources on this topic, available either on the Web or at Gleeson Library.

Official Election Information

Electoral College  Provides information about the Electoral College process and past electoral results. Try the Electoral College Calculator to predict who will win the next election.

Federal Election Commission Find information on campaign finance laws and reporting, election dates, previous election results, and how elections work.

California Secretary of State - Elections and Voter Information Use this site to find your polling place, who’s on the California ballot, the official California Voter Information Guide, previous election results, voter registration statistics, etc.

City and County of San Francisco - Department of Elections Find information on San Francisco elections including the new method of voting, "Ranked Choice Voting."

Voter Education

On the Web

Project VoteSmart provides biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings for state and federal candidates in the upcoming elections.

California Online Voter Guide from the California Voter Foundation

FundRace 2004 a handy website for tracking campaign finance contributions "Your Guide to Money in U.S. Elections"

In the Library

A Kid's Guide to the White House. Washington , D.C. : White House Office of Presidential Student Correspondence, 1998. SUDOCS CALL # PR 42.2:K 54.

America Votes. Washington [etc.] Governmental Affairs Institute, Congressional Quarterly. CALL # Ref JK1967 .A51.

Federal Elections : 2000. Washington , D.C. : Federal Election Commission, 2001. SUDOCS CALL # Y 3.EL 2/3:16/2000

Markin, Karen M. Ballot Access. 3 vols. Washington , D.C. : National Clearinghouse on Election Administration, Federal Election Commission, 1995. SUDOCS CALL # Y 3.EL 2/3:2 B 21/3, Y 3.EL 2/3:2 B 21/4, & 3Y 3.EL 2/3:2 B 21/5.

Martin, Fenton S. and , Robert U. Goehlert. How to Research Elections. Washington , D.C. : CQ Press, c2000. CALL # Ref JK1976 .M37 2000.  

Moore, John Leo. Elections A to Z. Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, c1999. CALL # Ref JK1976 .M57 1999.

Rusk, Jerrold G. A Statistical History of the American Electorate. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2001. CALL # Ref JK1967 .R87 2001.

Sharp, J. Michael. Directory of Congressional Voting Scores and Interest Group Ratings. Washington , D.C. : CQ Press, c2000. CALL # Ref  JK1051 .S555 2000.

Stanley, Harold W. and Richard G. Niemi. Vital Statistics on American Politics, 2001-2002. Washington , D.C. : CQ Press, c2001. CALL # Ref JK274 .S74 2001.

United States . Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution. Constitutional Amendment to Allow Foreign-Born Citizens to be President...  Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : 2000. SUDOCS CALL # Y 4.J 89/1:106/108.

United States . Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution. Proposals for Electoral College Reform...  Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1999. SUDOCS CALL # Y 4.J 89/1:105/87.

About the Presidential Candidates Running in California

George W. Bush - Republican Candidate

Bruni, Frank. Ambling into History : The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush. New York : HarperCollins, c2002. CALL #  E903 .B78 2002b.

Bush, George W. A Charge to Keep. New York : Morrow, c1999. CALL #  F391.4.B87 A3 1999.

Frum, David. The Right Man : The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush. New York : Random House, c2003. CALL # E903 .F78 2003.

Hatfield, James. George W. Bush and the Making of an American President. New York : Soft Skull Press, 2002. CALL #  E903 .H38 2002.

Ivins, Molly and Lou Dubose. Shrub : The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush. New York : Random House, c2000. CALL #  F391.4.B87 I95 2000b.

Mansfield, Stephen. The Faith of George W. Bush. New York , NY : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2003. CALL #  E903.3 .M36 2003b.

Minutaglio, Bill. First Son : George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty. New York : Times Books, c1999. CALL #    F391.4.B87 M56 1999.

Suskind, Ron. The Price of Loyalty : George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2004. CALL #  E902 .S87 2004.

United States . President (2001- : Bush). Our Mission and Our Moment : Speeches Since the Attacks of September 11 Washington , D.C. : The White House, 2001. SUDOCS CALL #  PREX 1.2:M 69.

Woodward, Bob. Bush at War. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2002. CALL #  E903.3 .W66 2002.

John Kerry – Democratic Candidate

Alexander, Paul. The Candidate: Behind John Kerry's Remarkable Run for the White House. New York: Riverhead Books, 2004. Call # E840.8.K427 A 44 2004.

Kerry, John. A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America. New York: Penguin Books, 2004. CALL # E840.8K427 A3 2004.

Kerry, John. Drugs in Massachusetts : The Domestic Impact of a Foreign Invasion : A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate. Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1990. SUDOCS CALL # Y 4.F 76/2:S.prt. 101-76

Kerry, John. The New Soldier, by John Kerry and Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Edited by David Thorne [and] George Butler. New York , Macmillan [1971] CALL #  DS557.A69 K44.

Kerry, John. The New War : The Web of Crime that Threatens America 's Security. New York : Simon & Schuster, c1997. CALL #  HV6252 .K47 1997.

Kerry, John. Trip to Thailand , Cambodia , and Vietnam : POW/MIA and Other Issues : A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate.  Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1991. SUDOCS CALL # Y 4.F 76/2:S.prt.102-61. 

Kerry, John. Trip to the U.K. on Issues Concerning International Crime, Drug Trafficking, and Money Laundering : A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate. Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1993. SUDOCS CALL # Y 4.F 76/2:S.PRT.103-85.

Kranish, Michael. John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography by the Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best. New York: Public Affairs, c2004. CALL # E840.8.K427 K73 2004.

Michael Badnarik – Libertarian Candidate 

Walter F. "Walt" Brown – Socialist/Peace And Freedom Candidate 

David Cobb – Green Candidate 

Leonard Peltier – Peace And Freedom Candidate  

Michael A. Peroutka – American Independent Candidate 

About the Qualified Political Parties in California


Balz, Daniel J. and Ronald Brownstein. Storming the Gates : Protest Politics and the Republican Revival. Boston : Little, Brown, c1996. CALL # JK2356 .B355 1996.

Gould, Lewis L. Grand Old Party : A History of the Republicans. New York : Random House, 2003.CALL # JK2356 .G68 2003.

Hay, John and Elihu Root. The Republican Party. "A Party Fit to Govern." New York , Priv. print., 1904. CALL # JK2356 .H43.

Phillips, Kevin P. The Emerging Republican Majority. New Rochelle , N.Y. , Arlington House [1969] CALL # JK2357 1969 .P53.

Schaller, Michael and George Rising. The Republican Ascendancy : American Politics, 1968-2001. Wheeling , Ill. : Harlan Davidson, c2002. CALL # E839.5 .S27 2002.


Baer, Kenneth S. Reinventing Democrats : The Politics of Liberalism from Reagan to Clinton . Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2000. CALL # JK2316 .B28 2000.

Frank, Barney. Speaking Frankly : What's Wrong with the Democrats and How to Fix it. New York : Times Books/Random House, c1992. CALL # JK2317 1992.

Judis, John B. and Ruy Teixeira. The Emerging Democratic Majority. New York : Scribner, c2002.CALL # JK2316 .J83 2002.

Patton, Jacob Harris. The Democratic Party: Its Political History and Influence. New York , Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1884. CALL # JK2316 .P32.

Radosh, Ronald. Divided they Fell : The Demise of the Democratic Party, 1964-1996. New York : Free Press, c1996. CALL # JK2316 .R327 1996.

Witcover, Jules. Party of the People : A History of the Democrats. New York : Random House, c2003. CALL # JK2316 .W735 2003. American Independent



Natural Law

Peace And Freedom

Historic Elections - "Close Calls"

2000 Election

Dershowitz, Alan M. Supreme Injustice : How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2001. CALL # KF5074.2 .D47 2001.

Dover , E. D. The Disputed Presidential Election of 2000 : A History and Reference Guide. Westport , CT : Greenwood Press, 2003. CALL # JK526 2000s.

Dworkin, Ronald, ed. A Badly Flawed Election : Debating Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court, and American Democracy. New York : New Press, c2002. CALL # KF5074.2 .B33 2002.

Political Staff of the Washington Post. Deadlock : The Inside Story of America' s Closest Election. New York : PublicAffairs, 2001. CALL # JK526 2000c.

Posner, Richard A. Breaking the Deadlock : The 2000 Election, the Constitution, and the Courts. Princeton , N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2001. CALL # KF5074.2 .P67 2001.

Sabato, Larry J., ed. Overtime! : The election 2000 Thriller. New York : Longman, c2002.CALL # JK526 2000 .O94 2002.

1960 Election

Kraus, Sidney. The Great Debates: Background, Perspective, Effects. [ Bloomington ] Indiana University Press [1962] CALL #  E840 .K7g.

Kraus, Sidney, ed. The Great Debates : Kennedy vs. Nixon, 1960. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1977. CALL #  E840 .K7 1977.

White, Theodore Harold. The Making of the President, 1960. New York : Atheneum Publishers, 1961.CALL # E840 .W58.

1876 Election

Fairman, Charles. Five Justices and the Electoral Commission of 1877. New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. , 1988. CALL # KF8742.A45 H55 v.7 Suppl.

Haworth, Paul Leland. The Hayes-Tilden Disputed Presidential Election of 1876. Cleveland : Burrows, 1906. CALL # JK526 1876 .H39.

Morris, Roy . Fraud of the Century : Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2003. CALL # E680 .M85 2003.  

1800 Election

Van der Linden, Frank. The Turning Point; Jefferson 's Battle for the Presidency. Washington : R.B. Luce [1962] CALL # E330 .V3t

Weisberger, Bernard A. America Afire : Jefferson , Adams , and the Revolutionary Election of 1800. New York , NY : William Morrow, 2000. CALL # E330 .W45 2000.

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