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A lesson from across the pond

In May of this year, the Scottish National Party won an astounding 56 seats in British Parliament, almost 9 percent of the popular vote. In the United States, there is not a single third-party member of Congress, and the third most popular party, the Libertarians, did not even register 1 percent of the popular vote and received 0 electoral votes. Why this disparity, then?


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