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Voters Say They Want a Third Party. They Should Vote Accordingly

Voters Say They Want a Third Party. They Should Vote Accordingly

  by Thomas L. Knapp According to an October Rasmussen poll, 38% of likely voters say they intend to vote for “someone other than President Trump or the Democratic presidential nominee” in the 2020 US presidential election. In a three-way presidential race, 38% constitutes a winning plurality, assuming it’s distributed among the states such that […]

Election 2016: Who I’m Not Voting For, And Why

Election 2016: Who I’m Not Voting For, And Why

By Thomas L. Knapp That’s what this election is about, isn’t it? Daily, I’m warned by Democrats that I mustn’t vote for Donald Trump, by Republicans that I mustn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, and by supporters of both that I mustn’t vote for a third party, independent or write-in candidate. If I take all that […]

“Rigged Election” Rhetoric: A Dangerous Two-Way Street

“Rigged Election” Rhetoric: A Dangerous Two-Way Street

by Thomas L. Knapp Google News returns (as of October 18) 285,000 search results on the phrase “rigged election.” It’s a trending topic, run up the flagpole of public consciousness by media coverage of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s mouth. Sample, from an October 17 rally in Wisconsin: “Remember, we are competing in a rigged […]

Election 2016: Finally a Real Third Way?

Election 2016: Finally a Real Third Way?

. . By Thomas L. Knapp As I write this column, the polls haven’t yet opened for “Super Tuesday.” By the time you read it, polling predicts that Donald Trump will have carried at least 12 of the 13 Republican primary and caucus states, the possible exception being Texas (which may go for Ted Cruz), […]