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Political Parties and the Electoral Process

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1. Identify three to four (3-4) ideological differences between America's two (2) major political parties.
2. Analyze key reasons why third parties have never been successful at the presidential level.
3. Determine the role of the campaign process in maintaining the two-party system. Use examples to support your response.

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Why the Center Does Not Hold: The Causes of Hyperpolarized Democracy in America. Academic Journal By: Pildes, Richard H.. California Law Review , April 2011, Vol. 99 Issue 2, p273-333

Major-Party Failure and Third-Party Voting in Presidential Elections, 1976-1988. Academic Journal By: Chressanthis, George A.; Suaffer, Stephen D. Social Science Quarterly (University of Texas Press). Jun93, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p264-273. 1

Will the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 Strengthen the Political System? / Academic Journal By: Malbin, Michael J.. Journal of Policy Analysis & Management , Summer2005, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p599-610, 12p

Red-Blue? Left-Right? Academic Journal By: Benson, John E. Dialog: A Journal of Theology. Spring2014, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p3-5. 3p

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