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Unformatted text preview: because they want the public to understand more about the functions of the party and people might understand their party more through those discussions. 1.f. I was really surprised by the number of third parties in American politics. As an international student, this is my first time learning about American government, and I did not know anything about the U.S even English till I came to the U.S last year. I used to think that the U.S. only has Democratic party and Republic party. According to an article, the third parties "spoil" their candidates presence benefits the major party they disagreewith. Most of the time, third parties draw from one major party more than the other. This costs the more closely-affiliated major party's votes and may tip a close election to the other side. 2.a. The third-party is not important to me. I have never voted for a third-party because I like Democrat the most 2.b...
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- Spring '11