THE FIRST BOOK OF ELECTIONS by Edmund Lindop

THE FIRST BOOK OF ELECTIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With Romney's hat in the ring and the New Hampshire primary fast approaching, libraries will want to get on the bandwagon (all terms explained here) via this sensible explanation of who votes for whom and how. The extension of the ballot, current requirements (including the question of minimum age) and the significance of the secret ballot are reviewed briefly, and there's a roll call of local, county, state and national officials plus some representative propositions that might figure in elections. An amusing anecdote follows about Fred Smith who ""was accustomed to doing everything his wife suggested"" until he realized that a candidate for Governor needs the support of a strong political organization (also). The most immediately pertinent and significant section discusses the process of electing a President from the public opinion polls to the reluctant concession to the role of the Electoral College, (and its weaknesses). Much of this is the kind of briefing a TV commentator supplies (watch that dark horse) and kids who are primed will find '68 a great show.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Watts