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Leid Stories—Is There Hope for Third Parties in the U.S. Two-Party World?; The Electoral College: An Impediment to Democracy?—08.25.16

Election 2016 should be the Year of the Third Parties, given the palpable dissatisfaction among voters, building over several years, with both the Democrats and the Republicans. Yet the duopoly dominates the field of political choice, as they do the political process. In this respect, this election cycle remarkably will be like previous elections—essentially a contest between two wings of the same flightless bird, with only token opposition from “third” parties.