Third Parties and theories of party decline and renewal


Third Parties 

  • Ross Perot in 1992 gaining 9% of the vote, clear impact on the election 
  • However he got no electoral college votes, clearly a failure 
  • The green party does force issues, Democrats becoming more environmentally friendly after greens gaining 2.7% of the vote in 2000
  • However in the 2000 election it was still Bush v Gore, no real impact from the greens 
  • Third parties can also split the vote of certain parties, Nader in 2000 taking away votes from Gore 
  • However never really get enough to properly influence, vote never exceeding 3.6% from 2008 to 2016 
  • Third parties can also provide a legitimate alternative to other


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