Originally posted by irontigran
the american electoral process sucks.
its ironic that theyre trying to get different areas involved, but what happens when cali will always go one way? already over 10% is ignored.
and it kills 3rd parties. green party in germany isnt too shabby, yet here theyre practically nonexistant (although theyve made some dumb choices lately)
One thing to consider is that even with a party, not everyone is unified on every topic, especially considering that regional differences in attitudes in different areas may override overall party beliefs.
On the whole, one party will still tend to lean in a particular direction, but in one area, even those of the party may lean oppositely in a singular matter.
Politics is very rarely a thing to be oversimplified too much.
I will, however, agree that oftentimes third parties have a very tough time accomplishing much in an atmosphere where two major parties dominate the political landscape.