Hamline University Professor's New Book Presidential Swing States: Why Ten Only Matter explains why the 2016 US Presidential Race is Already Over in 40 States

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The 2016 presidential race is already over in 40 states according to Hamline University Professor David Schultz in his latest book Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter.

Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter

The 2016 presidential race is arguably already over in 40 states and voters there might as well stay home. But for those in Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Iowa, and a handful of other states, their votes matter.

Hamline University professor David Schultz, noted expert on elections, politics, and public policy, announces the publication of his latest book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter.

Published by Lexington Books, Presidential Swing States is a first of its kind book that explains why some states are more decisive and important in American presidential elections than others. According to Schultz: "The 2016 presidential race is arguably already over in 40 states and the District of Columbia. If recent presidential election trends are any indication of what will happen in 2016, Democrats in Texas and Republicans in New York might as well stay home on election day because their votes will matter little in the presidential race. But for those in Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Iowa, and a handful of other states, their votes matter. These states will be battered with a barrage of presidential candidate visits, commercials, political spending, and countless stories about them by the media."

The book can be found at Amazon.com, though the publisher, and other bookstores. For journalists, scholars, students, and the general public who wish to understand American presidential elections better, Presidential Swing States is a must read.

Schultz is a professor of political science at Hamline University. He has taught classes on American government and election law for more than 25 years. Schultz, a three time Fulbright scholar and winner of the Leslie A. Whittington national award for excellence in public affairs teaching, is the author and editor of 30 books and 100 articles on American politics and law and is a frequently quoted political analyst in the local, national, and international media.

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