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By J. Clark Archer,Fiona Davidson,Erin H. Fouberg,Kenneth C. Martis,Richard L. Morrill,Fred M. Shelley,Robert H. Watrel,Gerald R. Webster

The presidential election of 2012 used to be hotly contested, with polls displaying President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney neck-and-neck at numerous issues throughout the crusade. in spite of everything, Democrat Obama gained reelection via approximately 4 percent issues on the nationwide point; he gained 26 states and the District of Columbia to Republican Romney’s 24 states. Obama’s victory proven that the election of the 1st African American president in 2008 used to be no longer a fluke, suggesting that racial attitudes within the usa have certainly matured within the fresh earlier. Bringing jointly major political geographers and political scientists, this authoritative atlas analyzes and maps the campaigns, primaries, common election, and key country referenda within the 2012 elections.

The participants supply a finished and unique evaluate of a big selection of election matters and effects together with presidential primaries; newspaper endorsements and crusade stops; the result of the presidential election on the neighborhood and nationwide degrees; and key balloting styles by means of race and ethnicity, faith, occupational teams, age, and poverty. relocating past the nationwide race, the atlas examines vital senatorial and gubernatorial races and considers chosen nation referenda together with the marijuana votes in Colorado and Washington and same-sex marriage referenda in Maryland, Washington, Colorado, and Minnesota. The balloting styles pointed out in 2012 elections also are in comparison to prior contests to supply political and geographic context over time.

Illustrated with approximately two hundred meticulously drawn full-color maps, the atlas can be an important reference and a desirable source for pundits, citizens, crusade staffs, and political junkies alike.

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