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Independent Candidates

What do you see as some advantages and disadvantages to a two party system?

Independent candidates for the presidency cause a great deal of debate in political circles. Independents are excited for a different approach to elections. Party loyalists are concerned or elated, based on their analysis of who will benefit. Others are alarmed that an independent candidate will result in an elected president with substantially less than 50% of the popular vote, questioning the legitimacy of the election. While ranked choice voting would address this concern, it is not available in the presidential primary or general elections. Our system currently functions as a two party system. How well is this serving us? Let’s talk.

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