The U.S. Election System Really Is Rigged Against 3rd Parties, But What Can Be Done?

black and white photo of vintage voting stations with paper punch ballots

by Shannon Hanson Is The U.S. Election System Rigged Against Third Parties in the United States?   In the 1992 U.S. presidential election, billionaire Ross Perot ran for President as an independent. Some polls had him beating both Incumbent George H.W. (the Senior Bush) and eventual winner Bill Clinton. Although Perot dropped out of the race and then reentered just weeks before the election, he still won almost nineteen percent of the nationwide popular vote. He garnered support in every state and from all over the political spectrum though most…

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Who Was Andrew Jackson, and Why Does President Trump Identify with Him?

by Oletta Branstiter The first time President Trump equated himself with Andrew Jackson, he was being  interviewed by Sean Hannity immediately after the inauguration, mentioning the former president “who they say was the most like my campaign because it was a vicious campaign.” Presumably, he was referring to the story published during the 1828 Presidential campaign by the Republican-leaning Daily National Journal endorsing John Quincy Adams, that Democrat Jackson had “fought a man, chased him away like a dog, and stolen his wife”. Jackson ultimately fought a duel over the story…

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