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Off-Year Elections: Get Out and Vote Tomorrow!

2017 is an off-year for US elections. November 7th will see gubernatorial elections held in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as house state legislative elections in the same states. There will also be various other local elections, mayoral races and other citizen initiatives taking place. There is a lack of media coverage for these…

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How State Ballot Access Laws Restrict Third-Party Candidates

Even though a third-party candidate has never won a modern-era presidential election, increasing frustration with federal party candidates has driven more voters to support alternative options. Unfortunately, our voting system forces supporters of third-party candidates to jump through hoops just to cast a vote of equal value for someone who’s not a Republican or Democrat.…

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How the Two-Party System Harms Democracy

If you were born after 1972, you’ve never seen a third-party presidential candidate receive a single electoral vote. Even in 2016’s “lesser of two evils” contest, third-party candidates combined to earn roughly five percent of the vote, the same number Ross Perot achieved on his own in 1992. Our system is becoming increasingly stratified. Presidential…