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New Book Explores Ticket Splitting

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The book is called \"Why Americans Split Their Tickets: Campaigns, Competition, and Divided Government.\"

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

Last month's election means Republicans will soon control Congress and the White House.

But such one party control has been a rarity of late, as told in a new book co-authored by UM-St. Louis professor David Kimball.

The book is called "Why Americans Split Their Tickets." Kimball spoke with KWMU's Tom Weber, and says a common explanation is that voters prefer division, so neither party has total control of the government. But Kimball disagrees.

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