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  •  Not quite. (5+ / 0-)
    The worst the candidates are the more the logic of "throwing away your vote on a 3rd party candidate" applies.
    The reason why the third party can't gain any ground in this country is because we have winner take all elections and we don't have coalition government - our choices are binary which only allows two choices. Now if we had run off elections or a coalition government like most other countries, voting for a third party candidate would never be throwing away your vote because your candidate with less than 50% of the vote could probably get elected and have a realistic role once elected.

    Unfortunately, we've hit the rut of electing candidates with 52% of the vote - pretty pathetic but indicative of the binary choice.

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