Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
This Is Not Florida: How Al Franken Won the Minnesota Senate Recount (Hardback)
  • This Is Not Florida: How Al Franken Won the Minnesota Senate Recount (Hardback)
zoom

This Is Not Florida: How Al Franken Won the Minnesota Senate Recount (Hardback)

(author)
£19.99
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 16/09/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
On July 7, 2009, Al Franken was sworn in as Minnesota's junior U.S. senator-eight months after Election Night. In the chill of November 2008, Republican incumbent Norm Coleman led by a slim 215 votes, a margin that triggered an automatic statewide recount of more than 2.9 million ballots. Minnesota's ensuing recount, and the contentious legal and public relations battle that would play out between the Franken and Coleman lawyers and staff, simultaneously fascinated and frustrated Minnesotans and the nation-all while a filibuster-proof Senate hung in the balance.This Is Not Florida is the behind-the-scenes saga of the largest, longest, and most expensive election recount in American history. Reporter Jay Weiner covered the entire recount process-for which he was honored with Minnesota's most prestigious journalism award-following every bizarre twist and turn and its many colorful personalities. Based on daily reporting as well as interviews with more than forty campaign staffers and other participants in the recount, This Is Not Florida dives into the motivations of key players in the drama, including the exploits of Franken's lead attorney Marc Elias, some of the mistakes made by Coleman advisers, and how the Franken team's devotion to data collection helped Franken win the recount by a mere 312 votes.In a fascinating, blow-by-blow account of the historic recount that captivated people nationwide, Jay Weiner gets inside campaign war rooms and judges' chambers and takes the reader from the uncertainties of Election Night 2008, through the controversial State Canvassing Board and a grueling eight-week trial, to an appeal to Minnesota's Supreme Court, and finally to Al Franken's long-awaited and emotional swearing-in.This Is Not Florida presents an important and unforgettable moment in political history that proved that it's never really over until it's actually over

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816670383
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Weiner provides a lively play-by-play of a recount that fascinated the state, if not the nation." -The New Yorker

"Those who were pulling for Al Franken will enjoy this detailed account of how the 2008 Senate race in Minnesota and its subsequent recount contributed to the Democrats' total of 60 senators-the magic number needed to beat back a Republican filibuster. As nasty, ugly and unappealing as the battle between Franken and Norm Coleman was, watching the two sides explore every opportunity to pick up a vote or three in the post-election recount was just fascinating. No, it wasn't Florida, as the title suggests. The presidency was not at stake. And in that contest, the Democrats lost. But they won in Minnesota in the Great Recount of 2009. And if nothing else, the moral of the story is that every vote-every vote-counts." -Ken Rudin

"Weiner's lively description of the ins and outs of the recount battle will please election junkies, political scientists and political consultants." -Kirkus Reviews

You may also be interested in...

Policy
Added to basket
£26.99
Paperback
Gnarr
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£4.12
Paperback
Just Boris
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
United Kingdom Administrative
Added to basket
Victory in London
Added to basket
£17.99
Hardback
Total Recall
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Local Council Clerk's Guide
Added to basket
Managing Local Governments
Added to basket
Poor Man's Parliament
Added to basket
Understanding Policy Success
Added to basket
The Parish Councillor's Guide
Added to basket
If Mayors Ruled the World
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.