Former President Donald Trump has claimed at times that he’ll start a third political party called the Patriot Party. In fact, most Americans — 62 percent in a recent poll — say they’d welcome the chance to vote for a third party.

In almost any other democracy, those Americans would get their wish. In the Netherlands, for instance, even a small “third” party called the Party for the Animals — composed of animal rights supporters, not dogs and cats — won 3.2 percent of the legislative vote in 2017 and earned five seats, out of 150, in the national legislature.

Marjorie Hershey, professor emeritus of political science at Indiana University, wrote this for The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Read the original article at

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