Most Americans are Republicans, but they vote Democrats
Christians do not support abortion, LGBTQ+, and same-sex marriage, but they vote for Democratic candidates whose policies are at odds with their beliefs
The middle class takes out student loans, works hard to save money, and encourages their children to be self-sufficient, but they vote counter to their core values.
As these people continue to vote their emotions instead of their interests, tax, and gas prices are increasing, the debt ceiling is rising, identity groups are emerging, and chasing the American Dream is fast fading away.
Bobb Rousseau, PhD
In this episode, I discuss political parties in America.
Although the American electoral system is a two-major party system, many third parties share the political field. The Democratic Party and the Republican Party are the two major parties. The Green Party, Libertarians, Natural Law Party, and the American Independent Party, to name just a few, are the third parties.
Because of this two-party system, candidates do not have to earn 50% plus one of the total vote to be elected. Instead, they need to win more of the votes. This means that in a city of 1000 voters, a candidate can win a seat with just 300 votes if each party sends a candidate.
When only two candidates; one party each, run for the same position, one candidate will earn 50% plus one of the total vote. However, when there are more than two candidates; better yet, when all the parties send a candidate to run for the same position, 50% plus one of the total votes is not a requirement. Thus the reason we see candidates getting elected with 40% of the total vote or even sometimes with lower percentages.
That is all for now, folks. I was your host Dr. Bobb Rousseau. Follow me to receive notifications when I post new episodes.