Dr. Eileen Lynch
22. Third Parties in
Assess why third parties appear, and give three reasons to explain their limited successes in
And in the state of
Also, when third parties manage to bring a valid point of contention that actually resonates with the electorate, even so, they might fail to achieve permanence and are often subsumed into one of the two major political parties, like when the Populist positions were adopted by the Democrats.
And another way third parties crumble out of existence can be exemplified by the political party La Raza Unida, who managed to win some local elections and to send their own candidates for governor and other statewide offices. Their demise as a political party was brought about by their internal contentions and feuds, and also by the infiltration of the party by the FBI for alleged radicalism.
The third parties in