The Voice of Reason...occasionally......rarely
- Dec 10, 2004
If point number 2 ever happens, I'm not sure we need a third party. It is this all or nothing nature of our system that pulls the parties to the extremes, and causes them to ignore entire states. Which in turn causes the extreme division we have now. Here in Nebraska, we do split the delegates for president, but only Omaha vs the rest, which still perpetuates the whole urban vs rural divide.
I still think they'd be divided the two primary parties based upon popular vote without opening up candidate ballot access as well. IMO, the greatest impediment to the rise of a third party are laws that make it so damn hard for a third party to even get on and then stay on the ballot.
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