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  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-party-exclusive/exclusive-dozens-of-former-republican-officials-in-talks-to-form-anti-trump-third-party-idUSKBN2AB07P
    • DancesWithWolves
      This link is what said this info not so sure?
    • Cruiser - IYNGUYCPL
      Shows how weak, lazy and unoriginal even Republicans can be and they should save themselves a bunch of effort and just join the Democratic party.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your comment :)
  • The USA is not set up as a two-party-state, but it is set up in such a way that the rules only benefit the largest party, so any party that combines under an umbrella over smaller interest groups to unify them is rewarded with power. The inevitability of that sort of system is a division of power between one majority group and one minority group. That's not to say that parties have never split in the past, but it has always been under extenuating circumstances, and, for the vast majority of the elections in our nation's history, there has really only been a choice between two parties in major federal elections. If the GOP tried to split right now, being the minority party, it would essentially self destruct. Instead, the only way this might happen, is if the Democratic Party, which now holds almost all of the power in two branches of government, decided that it was powerful enough to split into a moderate democratic party and a more extreme progressive party, the GOP might strategize splitting its interests between extremists and moderates as well in order to secure a piece of the power pie that would inevitably end up being held by the more moderate faction. Seeing as how this power is new to the Democratic Party, though, I think such a thing is highly unlikely to happen in this decade. If the trend continues over the next election in 2022 and then the next presidential election in 2024, I do think that the GOP will have to take drastic measures to continue to survive into the late 2020's, which could lead to such a restructuring eventually. But, more likely, I think that the GOP will continue to brand itself as the party of whatever is not what the Democratic Party is about, holding on tightly to strange bedfellows such as Conservative Christians, Neocons who want to invade foreign nations for their resources, Libertarians who want religious freedom and small government focused on domestic policies only, and fringe groups like white nationalists, anarchists, and flat earthers and other conspiracy theorists. By picking up every group that is opposed to the status quo, the sum total of votes can rival the votes from the status quo, especially when the status quo gets too comfortable to actually get out and vote, or so overconfident that it promotes candidates who clearly hold no scruples and are unapologetic about it (HRC, for example).
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your comment :)
  • No. We have already tried the tea party, independent party, libertarian party, etc. And like bostjan said the larger group you can get to support you the more likely you are to win. Besides, I'm not anti Trump. I hope he runs again and wins, after he gains a little more experience.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your comment :)

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