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Third-Party Candidates

Voters cast ballots at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus on the first weekend of in-person early voting.
Karen Kasler
Ohio Public Radio

Third-party candidates aren’t new. Even before the modern Democratic and Republican parties staked out their territory in the American political landscape, candidates outside the mainstream have waged challenges to the status quo. 


Most of the time, they lose. 

But they do matter. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the history and future of third-party candidates in the American political system.





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