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Third Parties Or Independent Candidates For President In 2016? A Waste Of Time And Effort! | The Progressive Professor
It seems clear that many Americans are disgusted with the two party system, as they see the Democrats and the Republicans as "owned" by Wall Street and the billionaires. So therefore, there are calls for a third party or independent movement, but it is unlikely to happen in any serious way, and certainly, will have little or no effect on who wins the Presidency. But if any effect, it would lead to those who are discontented discovering that by voting for a third party or independent candidate, they have helped to elect the worse choice of the two major party nominees! In American history, twice there has been a serious third party or independent nominee who has helped to defeat a sitting President or a popular vote winner and promoted the election of a candidate seen by many who voted for the third party as far less desirable. Only Theodore Roosevelt in 1912; and Ralph Nader in 2000 are seen as having any real impact on the election results, helping to lead to the election