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Post #1249086

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moviefreakedmind
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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15-Oct-2018, 10:37 PM
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Methinks 'Murica needs more than two major parties.

The problem is that you need a majority of the electoral college in order to win the presidency in our country. If you have more than two major parties then shit like this happens:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1824

I know that technically those guys didn’t belong to separate parties, but they were representing four different platforms and interests, and it was a huge disaster because no one got a majority of the votes. John Quincy Adams actually became president even though he lost both the popular vote and the electoral college.