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The US system (where you need to get an absolute majority in the Electoral College to win the presidential and VP elections) is set up to very strongly favor a two party system. That was not the original intention; there was an unrealistic hope that a party system would not develop. That lasted for about a decade.

In any case, it is virtually impossible to get a third party off the ground. Most politicians figure this out and work to steer one of the two major parties in their preferred direction. There are a few outliers, but they are all weird special cases.

by asdf on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 at 03:16:03 PM EST
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