Former President Donald Trump was very disgruntled when his Vice President Mike Pence refused to stop the counting of the electoral votes. Once he was out of office he floated the idea of forming a new party called Patriot Party. However, as events have unfolded with the Grand Old Party (GOP) or Republican Party still largely submitting itself to his whims and caprices of Trump forming a third party is a likelihood that is fading. This article published by The Eagle Tribune is written by Marjorie Hershey. Here is an excerpt:
Former President Donald Trump has claimed at times that he’ll start a third political party called the Patriot Party. In fact, most Americans – 62% in a recent poll – say they’d welcome the chance to vote for a third party.
In almost any other democracy, those Americans would get their wish. In the Netherlands, for instance, even a small “third” party called the Party for the Animals – composed of animal rights supporters, not dogs and cats – won 3.2% of the legislative vote in 2017 and earned five seats, out of 150, in the national legislature.
Yet in the U.S., candidates for the House of Representatives from the Libertarian Party, the most successful of U.S. minor parties, won not a single House seat in 2020, though Libertarians got over a million House votes.
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