klassyQisnoA consequence of voting 3rd party; if that party, let’s say leans more left, is that it will split the democrat votes even more and possibly ensure longer republican terms. I think the real problem is the FPTP-model of the elections. But sure you can advocate for a third party candidate, but it will very likely guarantee at least 3 terms of the candidate you absolutely do not want.dbki wish there was a way i could vote for neither biden or trump and still make any sort of difference
Little known fact, If a third party gets over 5 percent of the popular vote, they’re eligible for public funding in the next election cycle.
If you want to break the two party system the first step is to have a third party reach this threshold and theyll be able to gain more funding the next election cycle, which means they'll have a larger reach and over time become a major faction. While for the most part, with a few exceptions(Teddy Roosevelt and Bull Moose) we have had two major factions, but these factions have changed over time.
If you and a significant amount of others are unhappy with your party, why would you continue to align yourself with them? In this case, your party isn't aligned by ideology but through opposition so its already essentially broken. Teddy Roosevelt broke up the Republican vote and allowed Woodrow Wilson to win, but the party was able to realign itself under Harding.