Lawmakers stymied an attempted revival of legislation that would raise the signature threshold for third-party and independent candidates.
Third Party archive on Democracy Chronicles
The third party archive is about seeking to end America's two-party system. Libertarian, Green and independent candidates will be highlighted. Also see our entire section on third parties called Third Party Central where you can find information on every small party in the country.
Two Parties Set Record Senate Winning Streaks in 26 States
2022 election cycle saw only one U.S. Senate seat flip as a result, more than a dozen of the longest partisan electoral streaks were extended.
New Study Shows Abandonment Of Australia’s Major Parties
Australia’s political landscape is changing. Voters are increasingly abandoning the country’s major parties in favor of small ones and independents.
Independent Candidates Have Been Consistently Winning More Seats
In every even-numbered general election, more than ten independent candidates have been elected in 2022, 2020, 2018, 2016, and 2014.
Major Party Share Of Registration Declines Again
Recent figures on registration by party show that the share of voters registered in minor parties and as independents has hit a new high.
Ballot Access Candidates: A National Mandate
Another election is about to come and go, but the results for smaller parties depend on the results in certain races.
Two Studies On Political Party Roles In Election Certification
The exploitation of our present system by parties and extremists threatens the integrity of elections, voter confidence, and public order.
Former Republicans And Democrats Form New Third Party
Dozens of former Republicans and Democrats formed a new party Wednesday to appeal to voters fed up with the two party system.
A Viable Third Party Is Coming, And It’s Starting In NJ
The Moderate Party is an experiment in an alliance with members of other parties to prevent polarization from destroying US democracy.
How Minority Parties (Might) Compete In One-Party States
Is there any way for minority parties to compete in lopsided states? This year, there appears to be a demand for alternatives.