Atrox should clarify, there are only two major parties in america, but a party is nothing but a set of political ideals.
every single elected position has the opportunity to become any party.
these other parties (soicalist, nationalist, green, t.e.a. ...) represent in total together less than 5% of the total votes in federal elections.
in all elections however in order to win the candidate (is that the right word? it looks ...off.) needs a majority of the total, 50% plus one vote, not the largest percentage of votes.
(example tri-party election: A-40% B-35% & C-25%. A does not necessarily win.)
in some of the more progressive states, candidates (still don't look right.) have ran and won under the title 'independent', as to say they have no party.
on every ballot Atrox has used there is a blank space for "write in"s, anybody can vote for whomever. even if they have not declared candidacy. (looks even worse.)
in theory somebody could be elected whose name is not on the ballot.
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