Are elections really harder for third-party candidates?

Dr. Gregg Murray, chair of the Department of Political Science at Augusta University, sat down with the Jagwire team to discuss why so few third-party candidates find success during election season. (Short answer? Because the political deck is stacked against them.)

Gregg Murray is the executive director of Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, an international, interdisciplinary association of scholars, scientists and policymakers concerned with evolutionary, genetic, and ecological knowledge and its bearing on political behavior, public policy and ethics.

Be sure to check out his blog, Caveman Politics, on Psychology Today.

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