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A two-party system is the outcome of America's founding political structures and modern obstacles to 3rd parties
By: Eric, on 12 Nov 2015

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'Third Party Candidates' Mission Impossible.' BU Today.

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A two-party system is the outcome of America's founding political structures

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
A two-party system is the outcome of America's founding political structures and modern obstacles to 3rd parties

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
U.S. electoral system is winner-take-all: a fraction of the votes will not translate to an equal fraction of power, discouraging 3rd parties

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
Only one third party has gained the presidency in American history, after which it became one of the two-party system: Republican Party

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
In other systems, fractions of votes lead to fractions of representation, thus increasing the rewards for third parties

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
Both Congressional and Presidential elections are winner-take-all

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The German political system has party-proportional voting and has many parties, a likely outcome of that system

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Congressional districts are often single-member districts, meaning only one candidate with a plurality will be elected

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Presidential elections are through the Electoral College, which has only a single winner

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Modern obstacles are opposing the growth of third parties

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Third parties receive fewer federal subsidies for the presidential election and are forced to raise more of their own money

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"Public Funding of Presidential Elections." Federal Election Committee Website.

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The Commission on Presidential Debates has standards that are not feasible for third-party candidates to meet

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016