We Need to Stop Scapegoating Third-Party Voters

No political party is entitled to anyone’s vote

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Republicans and Democrats have both grown quite comfortable with the power imparted to them by America’s duopolistic two-party system.

Blaming third-party candidates and their supporters for a candidate’s loss is a little bit like blaming the referees when your favorite sports team loses the big game.

No candidate or party is entitled to any American’s vote, nor is any candidate or party entitled to any elected office. Both must be earned.

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