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Connections: Should Third Parties Focus Locally Before Nationally?

Aug 22, 2016

Both the Green and Libertarian Parties are hoping to earn more votes than ever in the presidential election. But they are unlikely to win, and critics have argued that third parties should try to win local elections first. Why not focus on Congress, or state government, or city council?

We talk about the rise of third parties, what is stopping third parties, and whether local elections offer more of a viable path. Our guests: