Dozens of Republicans Plan to Threaten to Form Third Party

Miles Taylor, a former Trump-era Homeland Security official who anonymously wrote a book condemning the Trump administration, is an organizer of the effort.

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America Could Use a Liberal Party

The new division in politics isn’t between liberals and conservatives. It’s between liberals and illiberals.

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The G.O.P. Isn’t Going to Split Apart Anytime Soon

But is the party in danger of fracturing over its wavering commitment to democracy?

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Trump 2.0 Looks an Awful Lot Like Trump 2020

Are we really going to do this again?

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Should NeverTrump Conservatives Form A New Party?

In the wake of Trump’s electoral defeat and political survival, principled Republicans must offer their own vision for America.

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Trump’s Misogyny Might Finally Catch Up With Him

If women defeat Trump, it will be because of all he’s done to defeat them.

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The Green Party’s Biggest Fan? In Some States, It’s the G.O.P.

Republicans have tried boosting Green Party candidates in previous election cycles to siphon votes from Democrats. They are at it again this year — but it hasn’t always worked.

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In the Most Litigated Election Ever, Early Democratic Wins but Few Clear Signals

Democrats won some important legal battles in the critical states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. But the legal wars over the 2020 election are just getting going.

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Presidentially, Two Parties Is Plenty

Next time maybe they’ll bring back the Whigs.

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Kanye West’s Perplexing Run as a Potential 2020 Spoiler

Even those around the hip-hop artist struggle to explain his motivations for a presidential candidacy that some Democrats worry could siphon votes from Joe Biden.

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Why The Working Families Party Is Fighting for Its Survival

The Working Families Party needs 130,000 New Yorkers to vote for Biden on its line, or it will lose its automatic ballot spot.

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Wisconsin Braces for a Critical Court Ruling on Its Election

Weeks before the presidential vote, the state’s Supreme Court is preparing to decide whether thousands of ballots must be reprinted, which could lead to havoc in elections offices.

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Republicans Aid Kanye West’s Bid to Get on the 2020 Ballot

At least four people involved in the effort to get Kanye West’s name before voters in several states have G.O.P. connections, renewing questions about the aim of his campaign.

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They Voted Third Party in 2016, but Now They’ve Settled on Biden

A group of voters who disliked both nominees in 2016 are so disillusioned with President Trump — and sufficiently comfortable with Joe Biden — that they are increasingly willing to back the Democrat.

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Bring On the 28th Amendment

Efforts by Trump and his allies to suppress the vote are only part of the problem.

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Justin Amash Can Only Cause Trouble

Unless we radically change how we conduct elections, third-party candidates can’t win. But they can certainly affect the outcome — as they did in 1948, 1968, 1992, 2000 and 2016.

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Justin Amash, Third-Party Spoiler? Michigan Experts Are Skeptical

Democrats worry that if the congressman runs for president, he could siphon votes in a state Donald Trump narrowly won four years ago. But strategists say this election is much different.

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Is Justin Amash a Threat to Biden or to Trump?

Democrats shouldn’t freak out just yet. It’s just as likely that in November he could hurt the president.

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Justin Amash Moves Toward a Third-Party Bid for President

Mr. Amash, an independent congressman from Michigan who left the Republican Party last year, said he was exploring running as a Libertarian, adding new volatility to the race.

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Vote for Biden? Sanders Supporters Say It’s ‘Up in the Air’

In interviews, some of Bernie Sanders’s primary voters saw Joe Biden as a weaker candidate than Hillary Clinton. Others didn’t think he could win. Nearly all were unenthusiastic.

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