Solutions for a dysfunctional, polarized political system

Third Party 101

Explore the universe of third parties and independent candidates and consider the possibilities of the Third Party Solution.

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Examine the causes of and solutions for dysfunction and polarization in our political system.

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Political Dysfunction

Political Parties are fighting each other instead of working together!

We believe the underlying causes of dysfunction and polarization are primarily tied to the elements of incumbency protection built into and perpetuated through the legislative process. Incumbent legislators from both parties pass legislation designed to virtually guarantee re-election by making it extremely difficult for a challenger to mount a serious campaign.

Campaign Finance

Most campaign finance laws are skewed to benefit the incumbents. In almost every race the incumbent significantly out-raises the opponent.

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Ballot Access

Ballot access laws are designed to avoid competition by keeping potential opponents off the ballot.

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Decennial reapportionment and redistricting has reached the point where there are very few competitive seats at the legislative level.

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Voting Rights

In many states, restrictive voting rights legislation holds down voter registration and turn-out.

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Fixing Dysfunction Third Party 101

Third Party 101 is the section of None of the Above dedicated to identifying and providing the tools necessary for interested persons to create and develop successful third political parties.

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