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Unformatted text preview: not be given a bigger role in politics. A system that would give third parties a chance at winning many elected offices is irresponsible since such parties almost always have limited focus . Such parties often reflect a limited and regional group of constituents and only advocate strongly for one issue (i.e. environmental sustainability, farmers rights, segregation). Such limited breadth makes third party candidates unsuitable candidates to hold office. 3. It is not only that these parties often reflect only one region or demographic group, but their ideologies are often radical . Representing few ideas means that the third party often is comprised of a core group of diehards. Electing a third party candidate creates a situation in which their policies are not beneficial to the nation, but only to a small minority....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PLAP 1010 taught by Professor Sabato during the Spring '09 term at UVA.
- Spring '09