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Does the U.S. presidential election need a viable third candidate?

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Discussion started by Jeff Moskowitz:
A non-profit group with a 20 million dollar budget called Americans Elect recently tried to nominate and support a popular, centrist candidate. It was their attempt to break the stranglehold the two major political parties hold on American politics. This group blames the two parties and their extreme partisanship for the gridlock in government and thinks a moderate third party candidate could help. What do you think? Would a credible independent or third-party candidate improve the situation?
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