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How did today’s Washington get so politically divided?

June 7, 2016

CQ Press examines the pivotal 2014 election year in America Votes 31

Just two years after reelecting President Obama, how did Americans sweep Democratic power from the Senate and give Republicans even greater control of the House? Focused on election results and key data by county and district for the House, Senate, and governors’ elections from the 2013–2014 election year, America Votes 31 is published today by CQ Press (an imprint of SAGE Publishing).

The text is the latest edition of America Votes, a biennial compilation of nationwide election data dedicated to supporting political science collections at university, school, public, and professional libraries for the past 20 years. Additional features of America Votes 31 include:

  • Chronological and alphabetical listings of the state presidential party primaries
  • State-by-state votes for minor party candidates in 2014
  • State-by-state popular and electoral vote tables for each election from 2014 to 1960
  • House special elections from the 113th Congress
  • Data on special elections, postelection changes, and voter turnout
  • Congressional district maps

The America Votes series is written by Rhodes Cook, a veteran Washington political analyst and writer who covers presidential and congressional elections as well as voting trends in general. For more than two decades, he was a political reporter on the weekly CQ Magazine and currently hosts the political website, publishes a bimonthly political newsletter, and has been the author of a series on U.S. primary elections.

For more information, click here. A FREE online trial of SAGE Knowledge, including America Votes 31, is available by emailing

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America Votes 31

November 2015                                          424 pages

ISBN: 978-1-4833-8303-3            Print Price: $250.00

eISBN: 978-1-4833-8301-9

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 950 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melbourne.

CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE, is a leading publisher of books, reference content, periodicals, and digital products on American government, public policy, and international affairs. Known for its objectivity and breadth and depth of coverage, CQ Press consistently ranks among the top academic and professional publishers for its high-quality content and scholarship. CQ Press was founded with the mission of promoting democracy through education and joined the SAGE family in 2008.



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