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Bull Moose to Hanging Chads: America's Third-Party Candidates

America's electoral college -- where voters elect candidates (rather than parties) who receive a plurality of votes -- makes it difficult to elect third-party candidates. Due to the limitations of the U.S. system, third-party presidential candidates are largely seen as a waste of Americans' individual voting power. At the same time, the confines of our two-party system is a source of frustration for many Americans who desire alternatives to Democratic and Republican candidates.
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