Although America is a democracy there is a de facto two party system in place. This system has its advantages but it is also deeply flawed. Partisan politics whipped up by Trumpism has seen those responsible for the Capitol insurrection going free. Trump continues to wield much influence over the Republican party despite his defeat in the last Presidential election. This was showcased by the ouster of Liz Cheney from Republican leadership. Against this backdrop, several voices have opined that a third major party is becoming more likely.
This article by Bernard Tamas is published by The Conversation. Here is an excerpt:
When the Republican Party ousted Liz Cheney from a leadership position, it exposed a major ideological divide within the current GOP. That caused some people, including prominent Republicans, to suggest there might be a third party in the making.
But my research finds circumstances are better now for a third-party insurgency than at any time over the past century. Though there is no way to predict precisely when a third party will emerge, the situation is in fact ripe for a third party to challenge what has become a Donald Trump-controlled Republican Party.
Read the full article here. Democracy Chronicles has put together a cornerstone page with our latest on the Libertarian Party that you might explore next. Links to the Libertarian Party website and party platform are included too. Or you can see our overview of all American political parties at Democracy Chronicles Third Party Central.